- Dates: Mon., April 22 – Fri., April 26, 2019
- Times: 9:00am to 3:00pm each day
- Ages: 8-12 years old
Registration required by Wed., April 17
Running an aquarium requires a lot of attention to the health of the animals. This fun-filled, hands-on camp will introduce you to animal husbandry and take you behind-the-scenes to meet the staff responsible for animal health and see how we care for the variety of animals in our collection. We will compare the anatomy of different animals, perform a squid dissection to understand the variation in body systems, observe a penguin health examination, learn how we give our animals medicine, discuss different methods of feeding different animals, and create a toy for one of our animals to play with. By the end, participants will have a well-rounded understanding of animal care.
Participants are asked to bring their own lunch, snack, and water bottle each day; additional snacks and water refills will be provided. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and we will be spending some time outside, so please ensure participants are dressed accordingly. Before and after care is available for an additional fee.