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Summer Camp 2015

Register now for our Summer Camp 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 281-334-9010 or email dhertzler@ldry.com.

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 Susie Shark at 281-334-9010 or email SShark@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
  • $13.50 (service charge and tax) per person (Chicken or Shrimp meal)
  • $15.00 (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 / Etiquette lunch only $9.99

*A minimum of ten people per guided tour or a group will be charged for the miniumum 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 Susie Shark at 281-334-9010 or email SShark@ldry.com to reserve your overnight today!

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

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Classroom Programs - $3 per child (per program)

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

  • 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 281-334-9010 or email dhertzler@ldry.com.

Package 1 - Free

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

Package 2 - $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 3 - $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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