Summer & After School Programs


Camp Pinniped

Our facility offers a unique experience for children to witness a marine mammal hospital in action! Campers learn how our animal care team rehabilitates our seal and sea lion patients through a series of mock activities including weighing fish, preparing fish smoothies, cleaning pens and learning the art of marine mammal rescue. Each day has a different theme in order to provide a well-rounded study of our ocean environment. Each theme is creatively reinforced through games, arts and crafts.

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Marine Mammal Rehab & Research Lab

This small group experience allows older teens to explore different aspects of marine mammal science. Teens gain daily hands on experience in animal husbandry while they work side by side with our rescue and rehabilitation team. Participants shadow our veterinarian on patient rounds and participate in medical sample processing and analysis. PMMC scientists teach the group about the physiology, behavior and conservation of marine mammal and then work with them during hands on activities related to ongoing research investigations at the center. On the last day, the group goes out in the field with our researchers to conduct marine mammal observations to learn about research methods and techniques our scientists use to collect data.

Ocean Heroes

Will embark on an amazing quest to explore our ocean ecosystem from the tiny algae to the majestic gray whale. We will investigate our connection with our marine world through hands on marine science labs, guest presentations, and optional offsite stewardship projects.

Girl Scouts

Let your scouts investigate the world of marine mammals through the It’s Your Planet—Love It! Leadership Journey. Girls get the opportunity to learn about environmental issues such as clean water and air, noise pollution, global warming, soil contamination, and agricultural processes.