Summer Science SeaCamp

Summer Science SeaCamp, with Foss Waterway Seaport and Pierce County Parks, offers a chance to explore the worlds of the beach and sea in new ways that bring science to life!

We will take beach explorations and conduct scientific tests on what we find. There will also be boat trips and outings to environmentally diverse sites. SeaCamp encourages a personal connection with the marine environment and the life it supports so that campers learn to love and take care of nature and the environment while exploring, playing, and practicing science.


For:Ages 9-12
Instructors:Foss Waterway Seaport staff,
Pierce County Planning & Public Works Environmental Educators
Location:Foss Waterway Seaport
705 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402 (map)
Camp Fee:$45/day per camper 
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Sign up for one day or all four days of fun and exploration!


  • July 12 - - Miniscule Monsters: Plankton Discovery. Explore the world of the tiny creatures living in the water off our docks. After lunch, experiment with different materials to build your won, neutrally buoyant plankton model! 
  • July 14 - Curious Critters: Intertidal Animals of the Sea. Explore our touch tanks and the creatures that grow on our docks, learning in detail about the local tidal creatures. After lunch, tour the museum and create your own intertidal creature to take home. 
  • July 19 - Rain, Rain Go Away: Urban Stormwater. Learn about the new plants in our Pollinator Garden and discover how you can help with our watershed! After lunch, experiment with storm drain marking and build your own wetland. 
  • July 21 - Whale Whereabouts: Baleen Whales in the Salish Sea. Discover the story of our humpback and fin whale skeleton. After lunch, we play an echolocation game and make whale hats. 
Camp #DayDateTimeLocationFee
17447TuesdayJuly 1210:00 am - 2:00 pmFoss Waterway Seaport$45
17448ThursdayJuly 1410:00 am - 2:00 pm
Foss Waterway Seaport
$45
17449TuesdayJuly 1910:00 am - 2:00 pm
Foss Waterway Seaport
$45
17450ThursdayJuly 2110:00 am - 2:00 pm
Foss Waterway Seaport
$45

Event Contact:

Kylee Ashley
Recreation Coordinator
(253) 798-4103 | email