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Quote Fun & Learning

We've taken a few educational boat trips over the years but yours was by far the best all-around experience. The highlight had to be the breadth of sea life we pulled up and got a chance to investigate, interact with and, of course, learn about."

– Rockland County, NY, camp director

Events

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Sand Tiger Shark Fun Fact

Looks closely at the sand tiger sharks in the "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit. Their snout and jaws are covered in tiny holes. These are receptors for the sharks' "sixth sense" – their ability to detect bioelectric fields emitted by other animals (including potential prey).

 

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Upcoming Events

Santa Dives with Sharks!

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Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays at 12:15 & 2:15 p.m. in December

On select dates in December, Santa Claus will join The Maritime Aquarium’s dive team to demonstrate that sharks aren’t the blood-thirsty killers of myth.

Santa will strap on scuba gear and enter the Aquarium’s 110,000-gallon “Ocean Beyond the Sound” exhibit, which is home to 7-foot sand tiger and lemon sharks.

It’s all part of the regular dive program, in which Aquarium visitors can see – and talk with – divers swimming in the exhibit on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 12:15 & 2:15 p.m.

Viewing the Santa shark dives is free with Aquarium admission.

Ed Train is a Connecticut-based filmmaker who will be making a series of movies together with the Maritime Aquarium, funny and otherwise. You can connect with Ed Train on Facebook and also by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 
 

Chocolate Expo on Sun., Jan. 25

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (extended hours)

$15 adults, $10 children ages 3-12 (discounted admission)

Chocolate, the Aquarium, and free samples, are ALL included in your admission.

The Expo, one of the largest consumer-oriented chocolate events in the United States, will feature some 30+ vendors who will offer FREE tastings and sales of their products. They’ll be set up throughout the Aquarium’s galleries. Aquar.ChocolateExpo 2014-2 for web

Expo producer Marvin Baum said Chocolate Expo is for people who are serious about chocolate and unique specialty foods.

“Think of the chocolate tastings in the way you might think of a wine tasting at a winery: you get a small sample to try and you often get to talk with the person who made the product," Baum said. "If you like what you’ve tasted, you can purchase that product directly at the show for yourself or to give as gifts.”

Expo/Aquarium visitors will find not only traditional and gourmet chocolates, but also unique offerings like chocolate tarts, chocolate-covered pretzels, chocolate balsamic dressing, chocolate-covered bacon and even chocolate-scented bath soaps. But Chocolate Expo isn’t entirely about chocolate. Vendors also will present baked goods, specialty foods and even fine soaps and bath products.

The Maritime Aquarium exhibits will be open on Jan. 25 – and will stay open two hours longer than normal: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please note that our new "Jiggle a Jelly" jellyfish touch adventure will not be open on Sun., Jan. 25 during Chocolate Expo because of the crowds expected. Jiggle a Jelly will be open Saturday, Jan. 24, and weekends and holidays and school vacation weeks after Chocolate Expo.

Crowd notice: this event is very well attended. Busiest times are between 12 and 2. Please plan accordingly.

Prospective vendors: if you are interested in exhibiting, please contact the promoter directly: www.thechocolateexpo.com 

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The special admission price on Jan. 25

$15 for adults  /   $10 for kids 3-12.

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Be sure to print your web tickets and bring them with you. You can get in the shorter, advance tickets line when you arrive.

Aquarium Members Important Notice:
Aquarium Members receive a $2 discount (adult and child) on event/Aquarium admission this day. Senior member price is same as adult price. Sorry, but Aquarium members do not receive free admission for this special event. Member guest discounts do not apply.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS.

NO REFUNDS: TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.

Ticket prices include all taxes/fees, as applicable.

Special "bonus" shows, are offered to attendees on a first-come, first-served "space available" basisly due to limited seating, and, therefore, we cannot guarantee that everyone will be accommodated. These special features are not included in any purchase price and limited capacity will be adhered to. Shows and times are subject to change without notice.

ALLERGY WARNING: Many vendors offer products that contain common food allergans such as wheat, soy, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, etc,. or are manufactured in facilities with these products. If you have food allergies, we suggest that you consult with your healthcare provider before attending Chocolate Expo.

 
 

Kidologie comes to Maritime Aquarium

 

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Kidologie Dives Into a Summer of Fun and Learning:
May 3, 2015, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

50 kid-friendly exhibitors offer information on social, recreational, cultural and educational activities. Enjoy a day chock full of ideas for your family to get the very most out of summer.  All this is included with the Aquarium’s sharks, seals, touch experiences and amazing animals. On this special day the Aquarium offers fun learning opportunities, outdoor entertainment and discount coupons to the Aquarium gift shop.

FREE Aquarium + Event admission for one child with each paying adult. Plus you can enjoy strolling entertainers, hands-on activities for children, signature goody bags for families, giveaways, discounts and a chance to win a grand prize all-inclusive family vacation to Woodloch resort. 

Be sure to print your web tickets and bring them with you. Get in the shorter, advance tickets line when you arrive.

Aquarium Members Important Notice:
Aquarium Members receive a $2 discount (adult and child) on event/Aquarium admission this day. Senior member price is same as adult price. Sorry, but Aquarium members do not receive free admission for this special event. Member guest discounts do not apply.

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For more information go to: www.connectologie.com and www.kidologie.com

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Special "classroom programs" are offered to attendees on a first-come, first-served, "space available" basis due to limited seating. We cannot guarantee that everyone attending will be accommodated. These special features are not included in any purchase price and limited capacity will be adhered to. Offerings, shows and times subject to change without notice.

ALLERGY WARNING: Some vendors may offer products that contain common food allergens such as wheat, soy, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, etc, or are manufactured in facilities with these products. If you have food allergies, we suggest that you consult with your healthcare provider before attending Kidologie.

 
 
 
 
 

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The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound
and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment,
it achieves this goal through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

10 North Water Street          Norwalk, CT 06854          Phone: 203.852.0700         Fax: 203.838.5416

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation

 

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