Super Saturday


Experience a special program with your kids! Students in grades pre K-2 explore hands-on, inquiry-based science with their parents before we open for the day. Program includes a lesson, craft and story all related to a marine topic, plus time to explore the touch tank. Join the fun!

As we continue to look for other areas to grow our academic programs, we always appreciate feedback about demographics and interests that we can better serve. Please let us know if there are other topics or demographics that you would like to see represented!

Youth program participants and staff must abide by all University regulations and program rules.

Information At a Glance:

  • Grades: Pre K – 2
  • Dates: March 9; April 13; May 11; June 8
  • Time: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Location: SEA Discovery Center, 18743 Front St NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370
  • Cost: Free, thanks to support from the Kitsap Regional Library

Upcoming Courses


Saturday, March 9 – Echinoderms – Spines, Bumps and Tube Feet, Oh My!

What makes an animal an echinoderm? What is an echinoderm? Children discover the features common to all echinoderms, as well as what makes each type unique. Children use props to learn identifying characteristics of sea stars, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers.

Instructor: Lauren Kemper


Saturday, April 13 – Magnificent Mollusks!

What does a clam, moon snail, squid and octopus all have in common? They are all molluscs! The phylum Mollusca includes bivalves, gastropods, and cephalopods. Children learn the basics of classification, and how we classify these diverse creatures, both by what they have in common and by their differences. Special attention will be given to the most intelligent mollusk of all—the octopus.

Instructor: Lauren Kemper


Saturday, May 11 – Curious about Crustaceans and Crabs

You are introduced to a group of animals called arthropods – with a focus on a subgroup called crustaceans. What marine animals are crustaceans? What do they look like, what do they do, and how do they do it? This session includes hands-on exploration of live crabs, as well as learning about the diversity of crustaceans in our local marine habitats.

Instructor: Lauren Kemper


Saturday, June 8 – Terrific Tools

Humans use a variety of tools to do work – but how do the animals in the ocean catch their food, keep safe or move around? Children discover how various marine animal body parts resemble tools that humans use. By comparing these animals’ adaptations with human tools, children learn how the animals use their body parts in their ocean environment, particularly in obtaining food.

Instructor: Lauren Kemper


Students are asked to bring:

  • Enthusiasm and a curious mind
  • Short sleeve shirt to keep dry at the touch tank
  • A jacket
  • Closed-toed shoes
  • A snack
  • A water bottle
  • Any additional items specified in course description


9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m.

10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. Program
12:00 p.m. Check-out


SEA Discovery Center
18743 Front Street NE Poulsbo, WA 98370

The SEA Discovery is located in downtown Poulsbo near the corner of Front St. and Hostmark St. Click to see the map.

Directions from Hwy 3:

  1. Take the Finn Hill Road exit
  2. Turn right onto NW Finn Hill Rd
  3. Continue onto NW Lindvig Way
  4. Continue onto Front St NE
  5. The SEA Discovery Center will be on your right. Turn right into the parking lot prior to the SEA Discovery Center building.

Directions from Hwy 305 heading South:

  1. Head South on WA-305
  2. Turn right onto NE Hostmark St
  3. Continue onto Front St NE
  4. The SEA Discovery Center will be on your left. Turn left into the parking lot just after the SEA Discovery Center building.

Directions from Hwy 305 heading North:

  1. Head North on WA-305
  2. Turn left onto NE Hostmark St
  3. Continue onto Front St NE
  4. The SEA Discovery Center will be on your left. Turn left into the parking lot just after the SEA Discovery Center building.


Parking is available in the small lot outside the SEA Discovery Center. However, this lot does fill up quickly. There is 3 hour public parking by the marina, and by the waterfront park nearby. Please allow for ample time to find parking and walk to the SEA Discovery Center for check-in and check-out.

Cost Details

Our Super Saturday program is possible thanks to your generous donations.

Cancellation Policy

All classes and programs are self-sustaining and subject to minimum enrollments.

Cancellations must be made seven days in advance of the session and must be submitted in writing through