We offer fun classes, really fun classes, super fun classes, and extremely adventurous classes. We offer these classes in various lengths (1 hour - 3 hours) at a variety of price points, including free community marine science classes, 3 day classes, 1 day classes and several different special classes,                                                                  like birthday parties, field trips and family trips!

What do you do if the weather is bad?

"Rain, rain go away" doesn't always work As long as there is not severe weather (huricane, lightning, etc) we will hold class. We have numerous engaging and exciting activities planned should we need to be in the lab for an extended amount of time. 

When should i Drop my Child off?

We only need you to sign a waiver upon arrival if you haven't been to EMA in the calendar year, so we don't require you to arrive more than 5 minutes early! Our address is 116 South Topsail Dr, Surf City, NC 28445. 

Just a friendly reminder that the Surf City bridge does go up at the top of every hour! 

I need to contact EMA staff while my child is out exploring; what should I do?

We always have a phone with us while adventuring!

Call or text 910-515-9751


What to Wear?


Students should come to class each day dressed in a bathing suit and a t-shirt or cover up with sunscreen already applied. Students should wear CLOSED TOED shoes such as crocs, keens, sturdy water shoes or old sneakers. As a safety precaution, PLEASE NO FLIP FLOPS, unless you pack a pair of closed toed shoes in your bag! If your camper(s) like to wear sunglasses, hats, etc.                                                            while on the beach, please bring them with you! 

What to Bring?

  • A towel
  • Reef Safe Sunscreen (SPF that is appropriate for your child)
  • A bottle (or two) of water or a sports drink (Powerade, Gatorade)
  • A snack (granola bar, string cheese, fruit, etc.)
  • Closed-Toed shoes