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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Drop & Shop for ages 5-7 & 8-10

Date: Sat., Dec. 12

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Price:  $50 per child ($45 for members)

Advance Registration Required!

Enjoy three solo hours for holiday shopping while your kids enjoy a fun morning exploring the cool world of sharks, turtles and more!

Space is limited to 25 children in each age bracket.

Ages 5-7

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Ages 8-10

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Shark Dives

Days: 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 Dec. 19 & 20

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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Marine Debris Station

Date: Nov 27-29 and Dec. 12 & 13

Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Price: Free with Aquarium admission

Stop by the station to learn about the serious issue of marine debris (especially plastic bags & water bottles) and pledge to do your part to use re-usable water bottles and shopping bags.

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Water Quality Station

Date: Dec. 5 & 6 and Dec. 19 & 20

Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Price: Free with Aquarium admission

Stop by our Water Quality Station to watch a tabletop demonstration and learn how what you do on your property affects Long Island Sound and other waterways.



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          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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