Aquarium camp staff will direct vehicles to park in the semi-circle in front of the Aquarium. Please clearly display your temporary parking permit. Monday morning check-in is more time consuming than any other morning. When dropping off a child, you may only park temporarily. If you want to speak to instructors at length, please plan on parking your car in the closest parking garage at your own expense.
All campers should arrive between 8:45 and 9 a.m. A staff person will open the doors to the Ocean Center at 8:45 a.m. If you arrive before that time, you and your child will need to wait near the Ocean Center entrance until a staff person arrives, to allow staff to properly prepare for the day's activities. Any child who is dropped off before 8:45 a.m. will be without Aquarium staff supervision.
You may park temporarily in the plaza in front of the Aquarium to pick up your child. Please display your parking permit on your dashboard for Aquarium security. Pick-up time for Monday-Wednesday is between 4:45 and 5 p.m. On Friday, plan to arrive between 12:45 and 1 p.m. Campers may not leave until they have checked out with their instructor.
Please notify the camp office ASAP if you will be late in picking up your child. If the camp office is not aware that you will be late, then any child who is not picked up by 5:15 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 1 p.m. on Friday may be taken to the Boston Police station located near Government Center until a parent/guardian is able to retrieve the child. If you are running late, please let us know. Your child will be without Aquarium staff supervision.
We will not release children to take public transportation or taxi cabs without prior written consent from the parent/guardian.
If you need to pick up your child early, please call 617-973-0250 or 617-973-0253 at least 48 hours in advance. A staff person will call you back to make the necessary arrangements. While you may request an early release, it may not always be possible due to the many offsite activities planned. No refunds or price adjustments will be made for early pick-ups.