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

Fun & Learning

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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).



Other Cool Programs for Schools

On selected days during the school year, The Maritime Aquarium focuses its educational attention to specific areas of interest, such as "Whales and Other Endangered Species," or also to specific grade levels, such as "Small Fry" (preschool-Grade 2).  These "Spotlight Days" include special activities, demonstrations and learning stations set up throughout the Aquarium galleries, plus special screenings of a related IMAX movie.

In our Field Programs, we'll meet you at a local beach for exciting explorations of the intertidal habitat. Crabs will be found!

Can't swing a field trip?  We also can bring many of our Aquarium classroom programs to your classroom, through our Traveling Teacher & After-School offerings.


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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