School Year Camps


Spring Break Mini-Camp

Time to plan for spring break! What better way to have fun than with the Texas State Aquarium at Spring Mini-Camp! This spring campers in grades Kindergarten to 7th grade can learn and play at the Aquarium as they discover the diversity and importance of the Gulf of Mexico and its unique inhabitants.

Camp Philosophy: Our camps and camp environments are designed to support inclusive and collaborative learning, promote STEM exploration and discovery and empower campers to reach their full potential. Camps are designed specifically for each grade range with age appropriate interactions, games, investigations, and activities.

Camp Schedule:

  • Camp programming begins promptly at 9 a.m. Drop-off/check-in begins at 8:45 a.m.
  • 2nd-7th grade camps ends at 4 p.m. Late pick-up (after 4:15 p.m.) will incur additional fees of $25 per 15 minutes.
    K-1st grade camp ends at 1p.m. Late pick-up (after 1:15 p.m.) will incur additional late fees of $25 per 15 minutes.

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Our Aquatic Backyard

Journey from the coastal wetlands to the ocean depths during this fun and engaging camp that explores south Texas’ aquatic backyard- the Gulf of Mexico! Throughout the day, campers will visit and investigate diverse habitats and wildlife, meet animals up close and personal and build an appreciation for the diversity and importance of all their feathered, scaled, furred, and finned neighbors! Each camp day is designed to specifically support grade/age specific learning.

Date Grade Time Cost
Monday, March 14 6 – 7 Grade 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $20
Tuesday, March 15 4 – 5 Grade 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $20
Wednesday, March 16 2 – 3 Grade 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $20
Thursday, March 17 K – 1 Grade 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $10

How to Register:

Once all three steps are completed, your camper(s) will be officially registered for Spring Break Mini-Camp. DEADLINE for Spring Break Mini-Camp registration will be Thursday, March 10.  Anybody wanting to register after March 10, please contact Randy Slayton at 361-881-1234 or

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Cancellation/Refund Policy: A cancellation notice must be received, in writing; at least 30 days prior to camp start date for a 50% refund.  We do not offer refunds or pro-rated fees due to illness or weather conditions. See Parent Packet for additional information.