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CLEVELAND -- We may be in the midst of winter, but officials at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium are already diving into their new summer plans.
For the first time, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium will be hosting a "summer camp" program.
Aquatic Adventure Camp, grades 3-5:
All aboard for an aquatic adventure in your own backyard! Encounter sharks, sting rays, jellyfish and seahorses, too at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium summer camp. Campers explore Ohio fish in their native habitat at Cleveland Metroparks Canal Way Center, take a boat ride on the Nautica Queen to explore the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie, meet an aquarium diver, feed our animals, play seafaring games and make fishy crafts. At the end of the week campers take their parents on a tour of the aquarium and share all they've discovered on their week-long exploration.
When: June 10, 2013 - June 14, 2013 or July 22, 2013 - July 26, 2013
Marine Scientists in Training, grades 6-8
Have you ever dreamed of working with the amazing creatures under the sea?? This summer the Greater Cleveland Aquarium gives you a chance to experience what it's like to be a marine scientist in our week long camp. Explore animal behaviors and day-to-day care of our aquarium animals. Set up and take care of the camp's aquarium tank. Investigate environmental concerns that affect aquatic creatures in a visit to a Lake Erie beach to collect scientific data and participate in the Alliance for the Great Lakes beach clean-up. We'll even go on a sea food hunt at the historic West Side Market. At the end of the week, our marine scientists-in-training take their parents on a tour of the aquarium and share the secrets of the deep.
When: June 24, 2013 - June 28, 2013 or July 8, 2013 - July 12, 2013
Hours and pricing for both Aquatic Adventure and Marine Scientists in Training Summer Camps:
Camp only hours: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Non passholder pricing: $225; passholder pricing: $200
Camp and morning care hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Non passholder pricing: $250; passholder pricing: $225
Camp and afternoon care hours: 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Non passholder pricing: $275; passholder pricing: $250.
Camp morning and afternoon care: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Non passholder pricing: $290; passholder pricing: $275.