Summer Camps

Explore oceans, insects, and the natural world with our summer camps! NEW for 2024: check out our camp option for ages 4-5, and a new OVERNIGHT option for ages 9-11!

2024 Summer Camp registration opens February 13 at 9 am.

Adventure Awaits!

Camps for ages 4-5

Slither, Swim, Soar (Single Half Day)

Soar through the skies, swim in the seas, and slither in the sand. Explore how animals move in different spaces and discover how we can move like them.

*Campers must be at least 4 years old on the first date of the session to attend Summer Camp.
No exceptions.

  • $34 for members | $40 for non-members
  • May 30, Morning (9 am - Noon)
  • July 3, Morning (9 am - Noon)

Camp for ages 6-8

Wonders of Water (Five Half Days) *LIMITED AVAILABILITY*

Dive into the wonders of water! Explore how the ocean and its creatures affect our lives and how we can help them.

  • $123.25 for members | $145 for non-members
  • July 22-26, Mornings (9 am - Noon) *SOLD OUT*

Camps for ages 9-11

Science and the Sea (Five Half Days)

Grab your lab coat and goggles and get ready to discover the science that makes the ocean such an incredible place. Roll your sleeves up and dive into the fun!

  • $123.25 for members | $145 for non-members
  • July 15-19, Mornings (9 am - Noon)

Secrets of the Sea (Overnight) *LIMITED AVAILABILITY*

The ocean is vast, mysterious, and full of spectacular creatures. Uncover the secrets held within the depths and experience the aquarium like never before - after dark!

  • $93.50 for members | $110 for non-members
  • June 12-13, Afternoon/Overnight (1 pm - 9 am)
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Camp Details

  • All camps are held at the Butterfly House & Aquarium.
  • Snacks will be provided.
  • Refund policy: 75% refund if requested at least two weeks prior to registered session. No refunds will be made less than two weeks prior to the camp session.

Contact education at 605-367-8313 x233 or with questions or for more information.


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Let's Get in Touch

Have a question? Give us a ring or contact our team. 605-334-9466 x10