Since opening our doors, one of our most memorable events has been hosting summer camp. In 2021, the St. Louis Aquarium Foundation was excited to host our first in-person youth summer camp for kids. Camp Fins & Friends offered weekly camps for kids to learn about marine biology, explore the St. Louis Aquarium and experience the attractions at St. Louis Union Station.
Programs like camp are an important part of our mission and provide youth with the opportunity to discover marine animals and ecosystems that we don’t find here in the Midwest. Campers are encouraged to get curious, ask questions, and think critically. Through our teaching style, campers will learn to make connections, recognize patterns, and understand the how and why behind the lessons. We strive to create an environment where kids can begin to think like scientists, environmentalists and conservationists.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to youth who would not otherwise be able to attend our summer camp. Scholarships will cover the full amount of camp fees.
Check back in January 2023 for Summer Camp updates and registration