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
Upcoming dates: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 14-15, Dec. 23-24, 26th, 28th, 30th and Jan. 1.
Stop by the station to learn about the serious issue of marine debris (especially plastic bags and plastic water bottles), take a pledge to do your part to use re-usable water bottles and shopping bags, and then (optional; $5) make a re-usable shopping bag out of our old IMAX and exhibit banners.
Upcoming dates: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 7-8, Dec. 21-22 and Dec. 27th, 29th & 31st.
Rain can wash excess fertilizer, dog feces and other pollutants off our lawns. But where does it all end up? Yes, in Long Island Sound. Stop by our Water Quality Station to watch this happen in a tabletop demonstration, and to learn the best place to wash your car and the best way to maintain a healthy lawn and a healthy Sound. Plus, touch a live diamondback terrapin, and purchase a soil testing kit ($1) that will give you an analysis of your lawn from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.
“Feature Creature” for ages 6-8
Go on a scavenger hunt around the Aquarium to observe a variety of animals, such as frogs, turtles, crabs and seals. Learn about these critters in the classroom through hands-on activities, artifacts and experiments. Show off your knowledge from the day through a quiz-style game.
Program: $98 (Member $78)
Pre-Care: $17 (Member $13)
Ext-Care: $33 (Member $26)
As a Connecticut state-certified camp, we require health exam forms for every child. Children bringing medications require an authorization of medication form for each medication.
To sign up or for more information, call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.
Please make check payable to: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Mail registration form to: Reservations Department, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk. CT 06854.
To participate, your child must be the listed age by the start of the program.
Cruise out with us aboard the research vessel Oceanic for thrilling explorations of the Sound's marine life: with a variety of animals brought up right onto the boat (April-October) or to look for some of the seals & waterfowl that winter in the Sound (December-April).
Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays at 12:15 & 2:15 p.m.
NOTE: Our Aquarium Dive Team is an all-volunteer crew. Dives may sometimes be cancelled with short or no notice due to availability. Ask your cashier when you arrive.
Would you jump into a tank of water filled with 6- and 7-foot sharks? Actually, it can be done – bloodlessly – because sharks aren't really the aggressive man-eaters of popular myth. Come see for yourself when The Maritime Aquarium's dive team spends some quality time among the sand tiger sharks, lemon shark and other creatures of the 110,000-gallon "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit. Thanks to a cool communication link, you can even talk with the divers while they're in the exhibit with the sharks! They'll tell you that sharks should be respected ... but not feared.
FREE with Aquarium admission.
See what our volunteer divers see in this video:
For reservations, Purchase tickets online (click on the date you wish to come) or call The Maritime Aquarium at (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206. Space is limited.
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays.
Visit the Toy Boat-Making area on weekends for a fun 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your Maritime Aquarium visit. Cost: $5 per child (in addition to Aquarium admission).