Discovery Days

The SEA Discovery Center’s Discovery Days run this summer from July 9-August 27. Every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m.-noon, 5-12 year olds and their guardians enjoy story time, learning through exploration and discovery and create special art projects to take home! Each Tuesday is a different topic, so join us for one or more!

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

Information At a Glance:

  • Ages: 5-12, with parent or guardian
  • Dates: Tuesdays, July 9-August 27, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon
  • Location: SEA Discovery Center, Directions
  • Cost: $10 per family
  • Walk-ins welcome! (as space allows)


7/9: Salmon Day – We are kicking off the summer with a favorite of the Pacific Northwest, salmon! Your child experiences the amazing journey salmon take from fresh water, out to the ocean and back again. For salmon, it’s not all fun and games, but for your child, learning about them is!

7/16: Sensational Seaweed – A bouquet of seaweed may not be a popular gift, but your child might be surprised how much we use it in our everyday life. They discover more about plant life in the ocean and create their own beautiful algae press.

7/23: Microscopic Life – Children create their own plankton net and put it to the test! In our Floating Research Lab, we explore plankton and look at the microscopic life in Liberty Bay!

7/30: Low Tide Beach Walk – Students explore, discover and learn on our Low Tide beach exploration and scavenger hunt! We walk down to Liberty Bay waterfront and see what lives just under the surface. Please ensure your child brings good beach-walking shoes (i.e. rubber boots).

8/6: Octopus’ Garden – Do octopuses really have gardens? Find out what’s a myth and what’s fact as we explore these fascinating creatures.

8/13: What’s in a Shell? – Discover all the different shells found near our home and the amazing creatures that grow and use them! Create a mosaic with shells and other treasures found on the beach.

8/20: Who Eats Whom: Marine Food Chains – Just like on land, in the ocean, plants can make their food, but animals have to consume it. Your child learns what their favorite marine animals eat and how they are all connected. They might just be surprised!

8/27: Adaptable Fish – See what makes every species of fish special and unique! We look at adaptations and how they affect how a fish lives. Then participants use what they learn and/or create new adaptations to build a fish of their own!


Students are asked to bring:

  • Enthusiasm and a curious mind
  • Short sleeve shirt
  • Jacket
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Water bottle and Snack (optional)
  • Any additional items listed for the course


9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – noon Activity
noon Closing



SEA Discovery Center
18743 Front Street NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370


Parking at the SEA Discovery Center is available for you, but is limited. There is public parking available in downtown Poulsbo. Please allow for time to park and walk to the Center.

For detailed parking instructions, please refer to the confirmation letter.

Cancellation Policy

All classes and programs are self-sustaining and subject to minimum enrollments. No refunds are available for this program unless the program is cancelled. For questions, email