Greater Cleveland Aquarium Announces Exciting News Summer Camps

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium has a very important mission this summer, and that’s to use educational and aquatic adventures to make it FUN. Last summer, we created memories with trips to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and aboard the Nautica Queen Cruise Dining Ship. The summer camps, which sold out, were well received by parents and (most importantly) received great reviews from the camp kids.

We’re excited to announce that because of last year’s success, we’ve added two new summer camp options to the summer of 2014. Water Wonders was creatively developed for preschoolers entering kindergarten, and Weird and Wonderful was established for those entering grades 1 and 2.

The GCA also offers Aquatic Adventures for children entering grades 3-5, which includes a field trip to canal place and a field trip aboard the Nautica Queen Cruise Dining Ship. Marine Scientist in Training, developed for kids entering grades 6-8, offers a “back of house scoop” on running the Aquarium.

Our Aquarium summer camps capture the imagination and interest of each age group in week long adventures, including aquatic explorations around the city.

In Water Wonders preschoolers have the chance to meet aquatic animals, play educational games and make aquatic crafts in this half day fun-filled marine camp; family members are invited to join in on the fun with an exploration on the beach on Friday morning. The new Weird and Wonderful camp explores the weird and wonderful world of some unique aquatic animals from urchins to sharks, and even hippos! An aquatic animal safari to the Zoo completes their exploration.

The popular Aquatic Adventures and Marine Scientist in Training camps return with more to do and see. Stingray and shark encounters, a boat ride, fishing, crafts and games highlight Aquatic Adventures. Marine Scientist in Training  campers work closely with our education and aquarist team to get behind the scenes, run water tests, have up-close animal encounters, participate in marine science investigations and explore a Lake Erie beach.  

All school age camps offer before and after care for our campers. To learn more about these camps visit

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 8:46 PM, 03.04.2014