Do your kids love visiting the Newport Aquarium? I know mine do. We love wandering the cool dark tunnels looking up at the sharks, sitting in the feeding theater to see the shark rays eat, touching sea stars and gazing at the peaceful jelly fish in the jelly fish gallery. What if your kids could spend a week at a day camp offered by the Newport Aquarium?
Summer camp a the Newport Aquarium is educational and fun. Campers get to talk to biologists, learn about behind the scenes activities at the aquarium, play games enjoy crafts, and of course, hang out with the sea life! Camps run for six weeks and several camps are offered:
- Partying with Penguins
- Scales and Tales
- Sports of All Sorts
- Animal Planet
- Shark Week
Check out details for camp, including prices and dates, at the Wave Foundation website.
We were invited by the Wave Foundation at the Newport Aquarium for a behind the scenes tour of the their facility and to learn more about the Newport Aquarium’s summer camps. As we looked over the top of the huge tank, we got to meet Denver, the 350 pound sea turtle, up close as he comes up for air a lot. We learned that he is the most dangerous animal in the aquarium. Unlike sharks, who are far more fearful of humans, he likes to say ‘hi’ and hang out with the divers when they are cleaning the tank or feeding other animals. He also likes to ‘feel’ things with his mouth like a baby. Unlike a baby, he can take off your hand at the wrist with the snap of a jaw, whether he means to or not.
We learned so many other cool things in our tour. Your child can learn more also as a part of the many summer camp programs offered by the Newport Aquarium.
The Wave Foundation at the Newport Aquarium was nice enough to extend a discount to Family Friendly Cincinnati readers! Click the link below to print a coupon for $50 off the summer camp program of your choice. That’s a great deal!
Worried about before or after care for your child at camp? The Newport Aquarium summer camp has taken care of that! Read more on their website, but for an additional charge, childcare before and after camp is available. They also make pick up and drop off a breeze, as you don’t even have to get out of the car.
This summer camp is sure to be a blast. Make sure you check it out soon and register fast!
When not blogging for Family Friendly Cincinnati, you can find Michelle writing at her personal blog, I’m Living the Good Life.
Disclaimer: Family Friendly Cincinnati received a complimentary behind the scenes tour in order to give a review and spread the word about the Newport Aquarium Summer Camp. All opinions are my own!