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- Long Island Sound
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
Kids can spend their winter school vacation exploring our watery world in this special series of fun activities at The Maritime Aquarium. The programs are filled with age-appropriate activities, experiments and animal encounters. There’s a different theme each day so kids can attend one, some or all five days ... you decide!
Programs meet from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. each day. Bring a bag lunch, a snack (packed separately) and an appetite for adventure.
Visit The Maritime Aquarium’s newest special exhibit, “Dragons” (opening Feb. 14), which will feature real live dragons! (Bearded dragons, black dragons and other cool dragon-named reptiles and fish.) Plus, we’ll learn about dragons – real and imagined – throughout history, explore reptile artifacts, play some reptile games, meet and touch an animal ambassador, and more.
Get a real feel for sharks – literally – when we stop by the Aquarium’s Shark & Ray Touch Pool as we spend the day exploring how sharks are similar to – but also different from – other fish. We’ll discover sharks’ special adaptations, meet live animal ambassadors in the classroom, go behind-the-scenes to see how the Aquarium cares for its resident sharks, and more.
Animals that live at the North and South poles must have special adaptations to survive. Discover what it takes to be able to ch-ch-chill out at the poles by exploring the adaptations of such creatures as polar bears, penguins, seals and whales. Campers also will attend our newest IMAX® movie, “Humpback Whales,”see a seal feeding and meet one of our seal trainers.
Science should be everything except boring! In this introduction to the physical and chemical sciences, we’ll dig into it with such activities as making a volcano blow its top, and building and launching a pop-rocket and hovercraft – while also learning about the science behind how these things work. Campers wil tour R/V Spirit of the Sound™, the Aquarium’s ground-breaking new hybrid-electric research vessel.
Discover the world of animal senses, including our own! We’ll try to map out the different taste-bud senses on our tongues, look at optical illusions, and much more. And we’ll get our hands wet examining crabs, snails and turtles to discover how animals in the watery world have similar and different senses for interacting with their environment.
Once your child has enrolled, there will be a $25 fee to switch days. Space is limited and programs fill quickly! Advance registration required. Call (203) 852-0700, x 2206, or visit MaritimeAquarium.org. Full refund less $25 for cancellation on or before Jan. 16, 2015. No refunds for cancellation after Jan. 16, 2015.Advance registration required. Call (203) 852-0700, x 2206.
Pre-registration is required. No walk-up sales.
Bring a lunch and a snack (packed separately). Make sure you pick up your child on time.
A late fee of $15 for every 15 minutes after pick-up time will apply.
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.
For more information, call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206. Please make check payable to: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
Mail registration form & check to: Reservations Department, The Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street, Norwalk CT 06854.
You can also fax your form to: (203) 852-8892 or e-mail
Note: In case of snow, call the Aquarium and listen to the greeting.
If there is a delay in the Aquarium’s opening, or if the Aquarium is closed, Vacation Adventure will be canceled.