New! Full-Day Travel Camps
Completed Grades 4 – 5 (Ages 10 – 11)
Young adventurers will love these themed travel camps that provide plenty of exploration of animals and ecosystems. With a focus on marine science and a new adventure each day, these camps will provide unforgettable moments of discovery at the Aquarium and various locations in and around the Tampa Bay area. Campers should be able to swim and be comfortable being outside most of the day. All travel camps are taught by experienced educators and counselors.
- 4 day $240 members, $290 non-members
- 5-day $300 members, $365 non-members
- Register for two camps and receive a $25 discount on all additional camps. Discount applies to campers in the same household of the same age.
May 31-June 3 (4-day camp)
Take some time to relax and be a tourist in your own state. Visit local eco-tourist destinations like Fort De Soto Park, Lithia Springs Conservation Park, and Pass-a-Grille Beach to spend time exploring and enjoying local spots.
Who needs a watch when you can live on island time? We will be visiting some of Tampa Bay’s renowned islands as we search for shells on Shell Key, discover a lighthouse on Egmont Key, and soak up some sun on a ride out to Caladesi Island.
As the weather heats up, spend the days in the coolest places in Florida. Discover aquatic spots that never get warmer than 72°. Enjoy Lithia Springs Conservation Park, float the Rainbow River, and try to locate “mermaids” at Weeki Wachee.
Cruise the Coast
What better way to experience Florida waters than by boat? We will kayak at the Florida Conservation and Technology Center, ride a boat in the bay, and take a cruise along the coast on a captained pontoon boat.
June 27-July 1
There is more than meets the eye in Florida. Look at what is just below the surface and dig into Florida’s rich history. Discover a cave system in Brooksville, explore an abandoned fort at Fort De Soto Park, and find prehistoric fossils in the Peace River.
July 5-8 (4-day camp)
Enjoy your days exploring Florida’s unique state parks to discover the natural treasures they offer. Check out the only class one rapids in Florida at Hillsborough River State Park, look for alligators in Myakka State Park, and enjoy the beach of Honeymoon Island State Park.
Sightseeing with a Snorkel
Everyone enjoys sightseeing on vacation. Spend this week sightseeing underwater! Relax along Pass-a-Grille beach, look for life underwater at Fred Howard Park, and look for shark teeth at Caspersen Beach.
Rescuing animals can be lots of hard work, but it is rewarding work. Go behind the scenes at the Aquarium to learn more about our rescue animals and how we care for our animals every day. Learn more about marine mammal rescues at ZooTampa and visit a wildlife vet’s office at Busch Gardens
Weird and Unusual
Scales, exoskeletons, and slime make up just a few characteristics of the animals you will be looking for throughout this week. Take a trip to Bok Towers to do some insect investigation, search McGough Nature Park for invasive turtle species, and explore Emerson Pointe in Palmetto to look for strange animals both in the air and on the beach.
Celebrate the final days of summer by floating down the Rainbow River, relaxing on the beach at Fort De Soto Park, and kayaking at the Florida Conservation and Technology Center.