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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 investigated, interacted with and, of course, learn about."
– Rockland County, NY, camp director

Kids and Families
 

Public Programs

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Shark Dives

Days: on most Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays

Time: 12:15 and 2:15 p.m.

Price: Free with Aquarium admission

Interact with the Maritime Aquarium's dive team among the sand tiger sharks, lemon shark and other creatures of the 110,000-gallon "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit.

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Study Cruises on Long Island Sound

Next Available: Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises Feb. 13 & 14.

Be among the first to cruise out aboard the new research vessel R/V Spirit of the Sound™ as she begins her life of service with The Maritime Aquarium.

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Valentine's Feeding Time for Couples

Date: Sat., Feb. 13

Time: 8 to 10 a.m.

Admission: $125 per couple ($110 for member couples)

On Valentine's Day Weekend, we're giving a sweet twist to our popular "Feeding Time" program by offering the behind-the-scenes experience to couples only. And each couple goes home with a box of specialty chocolates from the Chocolate Rain Shop in Norwalk. What defines a "couple" is up to you with one caveat, to maintain the ambiance for all, we request attendees to this event be 18 years of age or older. There is a family feeding time coming up, click the "read more" link.

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Feeding Time

Date:  Sat., Feb. 27

Time: 8 to 10 a.m.

Admission: $50 adults, $25 kids 5-12. (Members: $45 & $20)

Join us for a fun morning you’ll always remember!  After a sumptuous buffet in the Cascade Café, your family will make the rounds with Aquarium staff as the aquarists feed an amazing assortment of hungry animals.

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Marine Animal Illustration

Dates:  five Tuesdays March 15 through April 12

Times:  6 to 8 p.m.

Admission:  $150 ($135 Aquarium members)

Award-winning artist/illustrator Patricia Wynne leads this intensive course – a great introduction for beginners and a bonus opportunity for advanced artists to hone their skills. With sharks, anemones, jellies, sea turtles and more, The Maritime Aquarium presents diverse and inspiring subjects for artists of every level.

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Seal Pups - topic: "Sharks!"

Dates:  Wed., March 16 or Sat., March 19

For:  ages 3 & 4 with caregiver

Time:  each from 1 to 1:45 p.m.

Cost: $12 ($10 Aquarium members). Additional Aquarium admission optional.

These fun mommy-and-me-style classes consist of an up-close meeting with a live animal, a story that relates to the session topic, and other activities. Choose between the weekday or weekend presentation. Child must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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Seal Pups - topic: "Turtles!"

Dates:  Wed., March 23 or Sat., March 26

Time:  ages 3 & 4 with caregiver

Time:  each from 1 to 1:45 p.m.

Cost:  $12 ($10 Aquarium members). Additional Aquarium admission optional.

These fun mommy-and-me-style classes consist of an up-close meeting with a live animal, a story that relates to the session topic, and other activities. Choose between the weekday or weekend presentation. Child must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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Seal Pups - topic: "Body Coverings"

Dates:   Wed., March 30 or Sat., April 2

For:   ages 3 & 4 with caregiver

Time:  each from 1 to 1:45 p.m.

Cost:  $12 ($10 Aquarium members). Additional Aquarium admission optional.

These fun mommy-and-me-style classes consist of an up-close meeting with a live animal, a story that relates to the session topic, and other activities. Choose between the weekday or weekend presentation. Child must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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"Turtle Time!" for ages 5-7

Date:  Sat., April 23

Time:  9 a.m. to noon

Cost:  $50  ($45 for Aquarium members)

Explore the world of turtles – of both land and sea – in this fun program that also includes a guided Aquarium tour and the IMAX movie "Humpback Whales." Advance registration required. Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, or click on the Buy Tickets button.

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"Shark Season!" for ages 8-10

Date:  Sat., April 23

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Cost:  $50  ($45 for Aquarium members)

Dive into the fascinating world of sharks in this fun program that also includes a guided Aquarium tour and the IMAX movie "Humpback Whales." Advance registration required. Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, or click on the Buy Tickets button.

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Meet the Dragon

Date: Feb. 13-21

Time: 11-Noon | 1-2 pm | 3-4 pm

Admission: Free with Aquarium admission

Take a photo with a real dragon. Even touch one if you dare.

 
 
 
 
 

Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect
the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits,
marine science, and environmental education.

10 North Water Street  •  Norwalk, CT 06854
Tel: 203-852-0700

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

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