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Virtual Aquarium Adventures

Virtual Programs for Kids

Join us on an adventure to explore, discover, and learn… all from the safety and comfort of your home! Virtual Aquarium Adventures are a brand new way to encourage curiosity and keep kids learning this summer. In this immersive experience, participants are invited to play a role in an adventure story, unlocking objectives as they work together to solve puzzles, complete S.T.E.M. challenges, and learn along the way. Each adventure includes an Explorer Kit with all the materials you will need, as well as three days of exciting expeditions with other young explorers, led by trained Aquarium instructors.

What does a Virtual Aquarium Adventure look like?

During this unique summer, Aquarium Adventures are a way for kids to engage with their peers and continue their learning with fun, hands-on activities. Each kit includes access to three days of Zoom video learning sessions*, where participants will have the opportunity to collaborate and build friendships with other young explorers. Each online session is led by at least two Aquarium educators, who will guide the group on an epic adventure with games, experiments, and animal encounters.

In addition to live facilitation, campers will be given daily screen-free challenges to get them up and moving. Each participant will also receive an Explorer Kit with all the materials needed to complete engaging art projects, science demonstrations, and S.T.E.M. challenges. After registration, you will receive instructions for picking up your kit.

*Internet access is required for online learning sessions.

In order to join the online sessions, participants must have signed waivers before the start of their Virtual Adventure. Waivers can be signed electronically using CampDoc.com. After registration, you will receive instructions for using CampDoc.

How do I pick up my Explorer Kit?

Explorer Kits are available for pickup beginning the Friday before your adventure. Kits can be picked up during our business hours from the Membership Desk located at the entrance of the Aquarium.

Shipping is available for a fee. Shipping is only available if you schedule at least two weeks before your adventure start date to allow time for transit. Please contact specialprograms@thelivingplanet.com to arrange shipping or if you need to schedule an earlier pickup time.

In order to join the online sessions, participants must have signed waivers before the start of their Virtual Adventure. Waivers can be signed electronically using CampDoc.com. After registration, you will receive instructions for using CampDoc

As a parent/guardian, how much do I need to be involved?

Virtual Aquarium Adventures are designed with families in mind. Activities are intended to be child-led (with facilitation from camp staff) and to require minimal parent involvement. An adult will need to provide a safe environment for the child participant, as well as an internet-enabled device to participate in online sessions. Then leave the fun and learning up to us!

In order to join the online sessions, participants must have signed waivers before the start of their Virtual Adventure. Waivers can be signed electronically using CampDoc.com. After registration, you will receive instructions for using CampDoc

What does an online session look like?

Our goal is to create a fun adventure for your child that encourages learning, conversation, and growth. Online sessions will consist of interactive games, engineering and design challenges, art projects, and exclusive aquarium content. Our sessions also include movement breaks, to exercise bodies as well as minds. After registering, you will receive a schedule for your session so you will know what activities your child will be participating in each session.

Each registrant will receive instructions for joining online sessions on the Zoom platform. You do not need a Zoom account to participate. Zoom’s privacy policies comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). You can view their privacy policy HERE.

Online sessions are password protected and each participant must be admitted to the session by an aquarium staff member. After the start of each session, staff will lock the Zoom room so that no unregistered users may join. Private chats are disabled so that there is no unmonitored communication between participants. Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is a strict no-bullying zone: all sessions are monitored by a trained aquarium staff member to ensure a safe, respectful environment for all.

While aquarium staff monitor all online sessions, we encourage parents to talk to their children about internet safety.

In order to join the online sessions, participants must have signed waivers before the start of their Virtual Adventure. Waivers can be signed electronically using CampDoc.com. After registration, you will receive instructions for using CampDoc

Grades K – 2


Super Science!

From incredible strength to climbing on walls, animals have some pretty amazing super powers! In this adventure, dive into the world of amazing animal abilities and learn how you can be a hero to wildlife.

Dates

July 7-9, 2020

July 21-23, 2020

August 4-6, 2020

Time

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Price

$55.00 General Admission

$49.50 Members


Creature Care

Got an aspiring vet or zookeeper on your hands? Join us on an adventure into the world of animal care. Using the power of play, participants will receive a toy animal to care for during the week as they discover what it takes to keep animals healthy and happy.

Dates

July 14-16, 2020

July 28-30, 2020

August 11-13, 2020

Time

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Price

$55.00 General Admission

$49.50 Members

Grades 3 – 5


STEM Survivors

You find yourself adrift at sea. The helicopter you parachuted from moments before has crashed on a nearby desert island. Can you survive the open ocean, rainforest, and desert as you search for the radio pieces you need to call for rescue?

Join aquarium staff and other youth explorer on this epic survival adventure! Each day, discover a new ecosystem and the unique animals living there. From building a solar still to collect water to identifying animal patterns, participants will engage in hands-on S.T.E.M. challenges that put their survival skills to the test.

Dates

June 23-25, 2020

July 14-16, 2020

August 4-6, 2020

 

Time

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Price

$65.00 General Admission

$58.50 Members


Ocean Archeologists

You are aboard a research vessel, using sonar to map the bottom of the ocean when you discover something strange on the sea floor. But you aren’t the only ones who have noticed. Now it’s a race to the bottom of the ocean to find an ancient treasure.

Prepare to set sail on an adventure below the ocean waves. On this expedition, participants will journey through the layers of the ocean, discovering the amazing animals that live there. But be on the lookout for marauding bands of pirates who may try to steal important scientific discoveries!

Dates

June 30-July 2, 2020

July 21-23, 2020

August 11-13, 2020

Time

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Price

$65.00 General Admission

 

$58.50 Members


Out-of-this-World Science

You are aboard the U.S.S. Living Planet, the first research space vessel headed toward a newly discovered planet. Early reports show liquid water and mild temperatures on the planet’s surface. Will you be the first to discover a brand new species of extraterrestrial life?

Discover the field of astrobiology, the study of life outside of planet earth, and join other young explorers on an epic adventure through the stars. With hands-on science activities, from designing tools for mining asteroids to creating a space creature, this adventure is sure to be out of this world!

Dates

July 7-9, 2020

July 28-30, 2020

Time

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Price

$65.00 General Admission

 

$58.50 Members

Have any Questions?

We’re happy to answer any additional questions you have. You can email us at specialprograms@thelivingplanet.com or call us at 801-355-FISH (3474) ex 256.

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