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Summer 2024 Registration Open!

It's never too early to start planning for summer with MarineQuest! We offer a variety of summer programs for ages 4 to 17. Whether you are looking for an opportunity for your Small Fry to explore the fish life cycle or your high school student to explore what marine science might be like in college. We have a program to fit your needs. All MarineQuest programs are designed to provide students with developmentally appropriate opportunities to Explore, Discover, and Value marine habitats through hands-on STEM activities and experiences.

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Discover Weekend Programs

Looking for some weekend fun and an opportunity to learn more about the world around you through hands-on learning and activities for all age groups? Learn more about our weekend programs.

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Request A School Program

Whether we bring the lab experience to your classroom, learn together at UNCW's Center for Marine Science Lab, or journey to the marshes for field research, our School Programs offer students the chance to study a variety of Marine Science curriculums.

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My experience with MarineQuest Summer Camp further confirmed my desire and interest to pursue a career in marine biology. My time at UNCW was a positive and memorable one and I hope to enroll as a college student once I graduate from high school. 
Kendra Student

Give to MarineQuest

Your gift will provide a student with an opportunity to explore and discover marine ecosystems in a way Like No Other. Without your support Scholarship recipients would not be afforded this experience.

Contact Us


Main Office: 626 MacMillan Ave. 
MarineQuest Lab: Center for Marine Science, 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane 

Registration Office:
Phone: 910.962.2939

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday,
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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