All badge-achievement programs completely fulfill the requirements for that badge (The Maritime Aquarium, however, does not issue badges.)
Other than Sleepovers, programs described below do not include Maritime Aquarium admission. However, discount coupons will be given for use toward admission on the day of your program.
Troops must supply 1 adult for every 7 Scouts, and there must be at least 7 Scouts in a program. $5 charge for each extra adult or sibling over 2 years old.
For reservations or more details, call (203) 852-0700, extension 2206.
Go behind-the-scenes of The Maritime Aquarium to see how we care for our friends with fins. Discover the various needs of our animals and your pets at home by learning how to set up a basic salt-water aquarium. Create a food budget and calculate the monthly costs to feed the Aquarium's sharks. And play Pet Bingo and Animal Charades to understand how our pets communicate with us. 2 hours, 45 minutes $18 per Scout. / Try-it: 1 hour, 45 minutes, $15 per Scout.
You'll have to come to your senses – all five – to earn this badge. Go on a scavenger hunt of the Aquarium's exhibits in search of small Long Island Sound organisms and then use microscopes to help identify them. Use your nose and ears to play an otter scent and seal vocalization game. Take a taste test to create a map of your tongue's taste buds. And you'll find an investigation of the body forms of live intertidal animals very ... touching. 2 hours, 45 minutes $18 per Scout. / Try-it: 1 hour, 45 minutes $15 per Scout.
Tour the Aquarium and observe animal behaviors, movements and body coverings to learn how the creatures are adapted to the varying aquatic habitats. Create an animal home, either by visiting the Meerkats exhibit and sketching out their burrows OR by assembling a basic salt-water aquarium. Play a sea turtle nesting game to discover why sea turtles are endangered and what we can do to help protect them, and more. 2 hours., 45 minutes. $18 per Scout. / Try-it: 1 hour, 45 minutes. $15 per Scout.