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Summer Camp 2015

Register now for our Camp Kemah held June 15th – 19th and July 13th – 17th from 9am – 5pm. Perfect for ages 7 – 13. Learn about sharks, animal adaptations, weather and much more! Explore, play games, do crafts and have exciting fun on Boardwalk rides. Includes daily lunch and one t-shirt. Call for all details 281-334-2521 or email dhertzler@ldry.com.

*NEW* Register now for our Explor- Oceans Camp held June 29th - July 3rd. Perfect for ages 7-13. Try to keep yourself steady this summer on shaky ground. Learn about earthquakes, volcanoes and tectonic effects on the Earth's surface and animal habitats. Explore through hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, crafts and games.

Immerse yourself in our remarkable educational programs!

Math & Science Workbook

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Educational Programs

Discover the wonder and mystery of the underwater world and more through our guided tours and classroom programs! View the current calendar.

For reservations and more information about any of our education programs, please call Deana Atteberry at 281-334-2521 or email dhertzler@ldry.com.

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Guided Tours

Aquarium Tour - $3 per person

  • Guided tour with Staff Biologist
  • Learn about the animals in our 50,000 gallon tank or tour the Aquarium tanks on our 2nd floor
  • Lasts 30 minutes
  • Perfect for any age or group size

Stingray Reef & Tank Tour - $5 per person

  • Guided tour with Staff Biologist
  • Learn about the animals in our 50,000 gallon tank
  • Touch & feed live stingrays
  • Fish food for touch tank (optional)
  • Lasts one hour

Behind the Scenes Tour (Tank & Reef) - $7 per person

  • Guided tour with Staff Biologist
  • Learn about the Aquarium inner workings, from filtration to fish food preparation
  • Lasts 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Great for middle school students & up
  • Close supervision a must with 1 chaperone per 10 students required
  • Limit of 15 people max per tour
  • Includes Stingray Reef - Touch and feed the stingrays!
  • Learn about our restaurant tanks and behind the scene tour

Exclusive Behind the Scenes Tour

  • Includes everything from Behind the Scenes tour (above)
  • Lunch included
  • $12.99 (Chicken Tenders) or $13.50 (Shrimp Meal) (service charge and tax) per person
  • $16.50 (service charge and tax) per person (Etiquette Lunch)

*Kemah Boardwalk ride wristbands can be added to any package for an additional charge. Add lunch to any tour - Kids meals only $5.99 (Chicken Tenders) $6.99 (Shrimp) / Etiquette lunch only $9.99

*A minimum of ten people per guided tour or a group will be charged for the minimum ten people.

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Stingray Overnight Sleepovers

Stay up late and sleep amongst the Stingrays, fish, piranha, snakes and more! During this unique sleepover, kids will enjoy learning about our stingrays and other animals while playing games, making crafts and participating in other fun activities! Perfect for families and groups.

Stingray Overnight

Cost: 59.95 per person / per session (plus tax); Adult required
For every 5 children, one chaperone is required at no additional charge.
Make it a scouting event!

Super Ray Overnight Package

Cost: 74.99 (plus tax) Includes wristbands for all rides at the Kemah Boardwalk! (excluding the Boardwalk Beast)

Space is limited so call Deana Atteberry at 281-334-2521 or email dhertzler@ldry.com to reserve your overnight today!

*A minimum of ten people per group or the group will be charged for the minimum ten people.

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Classroom Programs - $3 per child (per program) for On Site Visits

TEKS based education programs perfect for schools!
* Aquarium tours, lunch or Kemah Boardwalk ride wristbands can be added to any package for an additional charge.

On Site School Visit ($100 for the first class and $75 for each additional)

Can't come to us? Bring the Aquarium to your school! We offer our educational classroom programs at your location. (within 20 mile radius)

Move and Groove - Grades Preschool-K

Students will learn the names and movement of at least 3 animals through lecture, visual aides, and a variety of activities.

Spectacular Story Time - Grades Preschool-K

Students will be introduce to a variety of ocean/Rainforest animals. Students will create a craft. Students will perform an educational game.

Something’s Fishy - Grades K-2

Students will be able to identify and describe characteristics of a fish, explaining how all the animal’s parts are necessary to fulfill its basic needs in life. Students will also be able to distinguish between fish, other aquatic organisms, and non-living objects, and determine how these all contribute to the survival of species.

Coral Communities - Grades K-5

Do all of the fish in the coral reef get along? How can some animals live so closely together? Learn all about coral reefs and the special relationships that make up the rainforest under the sea.

Rockin' the Rainforest – Grades 1-6

Reach for the trees in our Rockin' the Rainforest program. Live animals and our knowledgeable education staff will teach your students about the layers of the rainforest.

Radical Reptiles - Grades 1-6

Students will be able to distinguish between a reptile and an amphibian by learning the characteristics the make a reptile a reptile. Students will also be able to recognize adaptations that reptile possess to help them in their native environments.

Stupendous Sharks - Grades 1-6

Students will learn where sharks are found across the globe; be able to identify basic shark anatomical features; know what an “adaptation” is and which ones sharks have; and discuss the importance of sharks in their ecosystem.

Squid Dissection - Grades 1-8

Students will be able to identify the external and internal parts of a squid.

Being an Aquarist - Grades 6-12

Think you can just pour salt into a fish tank, or that fish will clean their own water? Learn about the work that goes into keeping up tanks and what it takes to be an Aquarist.

Fishy Anatomy - Grades 6-12

A lionfish uses its dorsal fin to protect itself; the caudal peduncle propels fish forward. Don't know what these parts are? Learn the language of biologists while dissecting a squid.

Life in the Gulf of Mexico - Grades 6-8

Students will learn the importance of the Gulf of Mexico. Students will be able to locate the gulf along with several of the important features. Students will be able to tell the importance of artificial reefs. Students will be able to identify resources from the Gulf of Mexico. Students will learn how to conserve the gulf.

Upgrade your experience by adding our Stingray Reef Tour to any of our programs:

  • $5 per child - Stingray Reef Tour
  • $6 per child - Stingray Reef Tour and fish food

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Marine Biologist for a Day (Held Once a Month Jan - Nov)

See if you have what it takes to become a Marine Biologist! Spend your day behind the scenes and experience encounters with exotic species from the deep! Dissect a squid, test salinity, watch a dive show, talk to a diver, touch and feed the stingrays at the Reef and eat a delicious lunch! Marine Biologist for a Day t-shirts included. Private sessions are offered with special reservations.

  • Cost: $39.99 per person (plus tax); If group wants to have fewer than 6, group must pay the minimum price for 6 ($239.94) Minimum of 6, maximum of 15 participants
  • Ages: Perfect for Elementary, Middle and High School Students
  • Date: Held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month; weekday sessions offered with special reservations

(2-week advance notice)

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Culinary Education Program

Want to be a Chef? The Aquarium Restaurant is helping to brighten students' futures. Our Culinary Programs offer up-and-coming student chefs a chance to visit our kitchen and learn the day-to-day operations of a professional chef.

To schedule your Culinary Program, please call 281-334-2521 or email dhertzler@ldry.com.

Package 1 - $2.99 per student

  • Tour Kitchen
  • Watch crew prepare food
  • Learn how the back of the house operates
  • Question & Answer session with Chef
  • Live food demonstration

Package 2 - $12.99 per student

  • Tour Kitchen
  • Watch crew prepare food
  • Learn how the back of the house operates
  • Question & Answer session with Chef
  • Live food demonstration
  • Lunch provided in our restaurant

On-site School Visits

Our Executive Chef will give a presentation and talk to students about what it takes to be a Chef, along with a Question and Answer session. A food demonstration may also be provided for the students if scheduled in advance.

*A minimum of ten people per group or the group will be charged for the miniumum ten people.

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Scout Programs

All of our Scout programs are 3 hours long and include a snack. Oceanography Merit Badge class is the only class that lasts 6 hours long.

Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts of America

Oceanography Merit Badge

Program activities include:

  • Making and towing a plankton net
  • Testing Salinity
  • Investigating marine scientist's methods
  • Using microscopes to look at marine plankton
  • Drawing underwater topography
  • Understanding nutrients in sea water

Cost: $32.99 per person (plus tax), program 6 hrs and include kids lunch
*actual award not included
**This program is only for Cub Scouts and their adult leaders.


Cub Scouts

Wilderness Conservation

Science Academic Pin and Belt Loop

Program activities include:

  • Meeting a biologist
  • Aquarium Tour
  • Making a plaster cast of an animal track
  • Learning about camouflage
  • Discussing conservation
  • Making food webs

Cost: $24.95 per person (plus tax)
*actual award not included
**This program is only for Cub Scouts and their adult leaders.


Brownie/Girl Scouts

Science in Action

Program activities include:

  • Making weird glop
  • Blowing up balloons without air
  • Paper chromatography
  • Science in technology hunt

Cost: $24.95 per person (plus tax)
*actual award not included
**This program is only for Brownie Girl Scouts and their adult leaders.


Junior Girl Scouts

Water Wonders

Dive into Scouting and work on your next badge, Water Wonders. We will cover many of the fundamentals on water and what makes it such an important resource for our animals.

Program activities include:

  • Learning about underwater life
  • Putting water to work
  • Testing salt water vs. fresh water
  • Finding out where water you drink comes from
  • Making your own water cycle
  • Learning how to prevent water shortages

Cost: $24.95 per person (plus tax)
*actual award not included
**This program is only for Junior Girl Scouts and their adult leaders.

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Mommy & Me: A Small Fry Adventure

Toddlers, bring your moms! Make yourself comfy on giant pillows while you listen to a story. Then play a game and make a craft based on the story.

  • Cost: $12.99 per participant pair (adult and child) $2.00 each additional participant. Advance registration is required.
  • Days: Monday
  • Time: 10 – 11:30am
  • Ages: 2-5

Private events available for groups of 4 Pairs or more!

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