After School Series by Grade

Virtual After School Series for Grades K-5: Winter Registration Now Available

Price:

Members: $135
Non-Members: $150

Contact Us:

Questions about Booking?
Please contact birchaquariumprogram@ucsd.edu

Questions about Program Specifics?
Please contact birchaquariumedu@ucsd.edu 

K-Grade 1   Grades 2-3   Grades 4-5   Policies


Habitat Heroes (K-Grade 1)

Time

3-4 p.m. (PST)

Dates: Mondays

  • January 25; February 1, 8, 22 (no program Feb. 15th due to Holiday); March 1, 8

Dates: Tuesdays 

  • January 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2

Did you know there are many different habitats within our ocean? From the vast blue to the smallest homes you can imagine, animals that live in each have found unique ways to survive and be a part of their habitat. Come explore these amazing areas and the animals that live there through crafts, games, dancing, animal encounters and more!

  • Program 1: Tidepools                                                              
  • Program 2: Sandy Shore                                               
  • Program 3: Coral Reef                                                  
  • Program 4: Mangroves                                               
  • Program 5: Teeny Tiny Homes                                                     
  • Program 6: Kelp Forest

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Ocean Olympics (Grades 2-3)

Time

3-4 p.m. (PST)

Dates: Wednesdays

  • January 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3

Humans aren't the only ones who have amazing abilities. It seems like our ocean animals could win Olympic events every day! Explore some of the amazing feats that ocean animals are capable of. We will test our abilities against theirs, meet some of these critters up close and find out just how they do it!

  • Program 1: Fastest Swimmers                                                       
  • Program 2: Hold Your Breath!                                                  
  • Program 3: Marathon Migrations                                                           
  • Program 4: Accuracy Artists                                                        
  • Program 5: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!
  • Program 6: Winter Olympics

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Be an Aquarist (Grades 4-5)

Time

3-4 p.m. (PST)

Dates: Thursdays

  • January 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work behind the scenes at an aquarium? It's more than just feeding fish! Take a deep dive with us into what it really takes to keep our animals healthy, happy, enriched and thriving. We will see how to prep slimy fish food, dive into the tanks with our larger animals and even make toys for some of the smartest ones as we discover all the amazing things aquarists do every day.

  • Program 1: Food and Feeding                                                   
  • Program 2: Diving                                              
  • Program 3: Babies!                                                       
  • Program 4: Specialized Care/Enrichment                                                       
  • Program 5: Veterinary Care
  • Program 6: Meet the Aquarists

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Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy 

  • Cancellation Fee: $10
  • Rescheduling Fee: $5
  • No refunds within one (1) week of program start date*

After School Series are refundable until seven (7) days prior to the start of the series, less a $10 cancellation fee. *There will be no refunds within one (1) week of the program start date.

There is a $5 rescheduling fee for each instance of rescheduling a program. You can reschedule a program up to seven (7) days before the start of the series if a spot is available. *If you reschedule within seven (7) days of the start of the program, you are responsible for paying the full cost for the program spot vacated, in addition to the program spot you have rescheduled to.

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