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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 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).

 

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View and download our full 2014-15 Maritime Aquarium Educational Programs catalog.

Pre-K & Kindergarten

"House for Hermit Crab"

hermit-crabHermit crab is outgrowing his shell and it’s time for a new home. Using this classic story as motivation, students will consider the differences between living and non-living things – and how all animals require both to survive. Students will meet and touch a variety of live crabs and mollusks, sorting and classifying them according to size, shape and other attributes that promote early science skills. 45 minutes.  Includes live animals in the presentation. Also available as a Traveling Teacher presentation at your school.

At Aquarium: $120 for first or simultaneous; $110 for second & additional sequential; in addition to Aquarium admission.
Traveling Teacher at Your School: $170 for first or simultaneous; $120 for second & additional sequential. Additional travel fees may apply.

Standards:
PreK:  CT Science, PK.1, PK.2, PK.4;  CT Core Scientific, A INQ: 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
K:  Next Gen., LS1.C, ESS3.A;  CT Science, K.1, K.2, K.4;  Common Core, K.MD.A.2, K.MD.B.3;  CT Core Scientific, A INQ: 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9

 

Touch Tank

horseshoeCrab-HerityColors, patterns, shapes, sizes, textures, sounds and more! Preschoolers will use their senses of sight, hearing and touch to describe the characteristics of marine animals. We’ll introduce young students to safe and respectful ways of touching live animals, and provide activities designed to encourage preschoolers to stretch their vocabulary as they communicate their observations. 45 minutes. Includes live animals in the presentation. Also available as a Traveling Teacher presentation at your school.

At Aquarium: $120 for first or simultaneous; $110 for second & additional sequential; in addition to Aquarium admission.
Traveling Teacher at Your School: $170 for first or simultaneous; $120 for second & additional sequential. Additional travel fees may apply.

Standards:
PreK:  CT Science, PK.1, PK.2, PK.4;  CT Core Scientific, A INQ: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9
K:  Next Gen., LS1.C;  CT Science, K.1, K.2, K.4;  Common Core, K.MD.A.2;  CT Core Scientific, A INQ: 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9

 

 
 
 

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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