Big Fish, Little Fish

Ages 2–5 Big Fish Little Fish Summer Schedule PDF Version

Tuesdays & Thursdays (Pricing options described within below description)

Our Big Fish Little Fish program is a guardian/child program for kids ages 2-5. During the summer there will be a class each week on Tuesday and Thursday. You can enroll in all Tuesday ($245)  and/or all Thursday ($245)  sessions or drop into individual classes ($50). Please note that not all classes will meet at DBMS

*The price is based on one adult attending with one child. For classes not involving a boat ride, additional adults can attend at no extra cost. Younger siblings can also attend at no cost, as long as they don’t plan to participate in the activities. For any activity with a boat ride, additional adults and siblings MUST REGISTER and PAY for a seat due to capacity limits on the boat. Additional adults should register as a “participant.” Please call the office at 781-934-7555 to add an additional participant for classes with a boat ride. 

Catch ‘Em Fishing

Ages 10+
This isn’t classroom stuff, this is hands on meet up and go. Prepare for 4 days of fishing where you will go angling for the blues. If they aren’t keepers, you’ll go trapping for lobsters and digging for quahogs. Learn knot tying, bait and tackle tactics, cleaning and filleting. Captain John takes you to where the fish are and makes sure you bring some home for sampling!

*More classes coming soon with Captain John’s additional availability!


June 27-July 1

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Healthy Habitats

Group 1: Rising 1st Grader-Age 7  Monday-Thurs 2-6 PM $365
Group 2: Ages 7-9  Monday-Friday 2-6 PM $365
Here at DBMS, we care a lot about keeping our local ecosystems happy and healthy! As we spend the week exploring salt marshes, sandy beaches, and tidal flats, we will focus on maintaining the health of these incredible habitats. Back in the classroom, we will focus on global issues facing ecosystems across the world.

July 5-8

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Ages 6-7 Tuesday-Friday 10AM – 2PM $365

Ever wondered who exactly lives in Duxbury Bay? Participants will spend each day learning about different marine creatures in the bay, such as lobsters, horseshoe crabs, oysters, and so much more! Students will learn to set and bait a lobster trap, learn about local aquaculture, and conduct a scavenger hunt on Duxbury Beach. Each day will be an exciting new adventure!

July 11-15



Ages 7-9 Monday-Friday 1-5 PM $365

Dust off your pirate hat and embark on an incredible adventure across Duxbury Bay! Our first mates will spend the week learning about navigation, boat building, map making, and of course, hunting for treasure! We will learn about what happens to sunken treasure and artifacts as they sit in a marine environment for long periods of time, and even try to locate a two hundred year old shipwreck in Plymouth Harbor.

July 18-22

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Ages 10-12 Monday-Friday 10AM – 2PM $435

Bottle Rocket designing, engineering a solar oven, and building and racing boats are just some of the fun hands-on activities your child will experience this week. We will also travel to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Falmouth, MA to see firsthand some of the engineering marvels in marine science research.

July 25-29



Ages 7-9 Monday-Friday 1-5 PM $365

When someone uses the term prehistoric, we typically think of fossils and museums showcasing statues of dinosaurs. However, there are creatures right here in Duxbury Bay that have been around since the time of the dinosaurs, and these creatures look almost identical to the ones found 500 million years ago! Journey back in time with us; as we learn about mass extinction events, evolution, and study some living prehistoric creatures!

August 8-12



Ages 7-9 Monday-Friday 1-5 PM $365

Take a deep dive with us as we learn about the creatures found below the sunlight zone. Animals living at such depths must adapt to pitch black, cold water, and immense pressure. The result is some strange-looking creatures with amazing adaptations that help them survive such extreme conditions!

August 15-19



Ages 10-12 Monday-Friday 10AM – 2PM $435

Only 34% of STEM jobs are held by women in STEM fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics! Whether your young scientist is just beginning to show interest in science, or she’s been interested for years and wants to learn more, we are excited to show them where their passion for science can lead them in the years to come!

August 22-25



Ages 6-7 Monday-Thursday 9AM-1PM $365

Did you know sharks are fish?! Along with learning what Bluefish and Great White Sharks have in common, participants will get plenty of hands-on experience on the water. Participants will learn how to set and cast a fishing rod on land before setting out to try and bring home dinner! Participants will also take a skiff ride out to Bug Light to try and spot a seal! Back on land, participants will be able to use our state-of-the-art Marine Science lab to create a shark journal, do experiments, and learn more about these magnificent creatures.