Scout Day at The Maritime Aquarium

March 24, 2018

Scout Day at The Maritime Aquarium offers admission discounts, plus special educational programs that help to fulfill badge requirements, as well as other educational opportunities for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. 

Advance registration is required. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or troop leader.

Online registration is now open!

If you would rather register by phone, please call our Reservations Department at 203.852.0700 ext.2206 Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Scout Day Admission Prices

Please note: to receive the "Scout Day" discount you will need your pack or troop and unit number. Aquarium admission includes an IMAX® showing of "Backyard Wilderness." 

Children (ages 3-12): $14

Youth (ages 13-17): $16

Adults (18+): $18

Seniors (65+): $16

Purchase Aquarium tickets including IMAX movie

Purchase Aquarium tickets and decline IMAX movie


Workshops

Please note: workshop prices do not include admission to the Aquarium (must be purchased separately.)

Behind the Scenes: Species in our own backyard (Grades 3-5)

Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Cost: $5

In the company of an Aquarium educator, scouts will see The Maritime Aquarium as never before! This guided tour will bring science topics to life by the power of the Aquarium's animals and observational strategies. Register Here

Animal Habitats Junior Girl Scout Badge (grades 4-5)

Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Cost: $18

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. Register Here

Brownie Senses (Grades 2-3)

Time: 9:30-11 a.m.

Cost: $5

Join Girl Scouts of Connecticut to learn all about how animals use their senses. How does a bug see? How well can a shark smell? How do parent penguins find their babies? You'll learn the answers to these questions and more as we use the Aquarium as our extended classroom. Register Here

Life Between the Tides (Grades 2-3)

Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30p.m.

Cost: $5

Imagine living in a place that gets flooded every day! That's the challenge faced by the amazing and resilient animals of Long Island Sound's intertidal zone. Scouts will learn how the moon influences the rise and fall of tides, meet and touch different kinds of crabs, mollusks and gastropods and more! Register Here

Pets Brownie Girl Scout Badge (Grades 2-3)

Time: 1:30-4:15 p.m.

Cost: $18

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. Register Here

Junior Product Designer (Grades 4-5)

Time: 1:30-3 p.m.

Cost: $5

We are putting a twist on this badge! Use your design and innovation skills to help an animal in need, design enrichment for an animal in the Aquarium or solve an issue affecting wildlife around the world today. What will you design and what impact will you make? Register Here

Science on the Sound Cruise (all ages - Must be 42" tall)

Time: 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Cost: $15

Scouts will become scientists as they cruise Long Island Sound aboard our research vessel on this 2-hour cruise. Register Here


Merit Badges

Environmental Studies - SOLD OUT

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $36 ($22 for members)

Badge includes: Aquarium admission, 10 a.m. "Backyard Wilderness" IMAX film, 11:30 a.m. merit badge cruise, 2 p.m. water pollution class and materials. 

Oceanography - SOLD OUT

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $31 ($17 for members)

Badge includes: Aquarium admission, 10 a.m. "Backyard Wilderness" IMAX film, 11:30 a.m. merit badge cruise and materials.

Fish & Wildlife management - Sold out

Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cost: $21 ($7 for members)

Badge includes: Aquarium admission, 10 a.m. "Backyard Wilderness" IMAX film and materials. 

 

 


Can't Make it to Scout Day? Here are Other Scout Programs:

Girl Scout Programs

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, ext. 2206.

Brownie Badge Programs

Pets

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 hrs., 45 mi. $18 per Scout. / Try-it: 1 hr., 45 mi. $15 per Scout.

Senses

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 hrs., 45 mi. $18 per Scout. / Try-it: 1 hr., 45 mi. $15 per Scout.

Junior Girl Scout Badge Programs

Animal Habitats

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 hrs., 45 mi. $18 per Scout. / Try-it: 1 hr., 45 mi. $15 per Scout.

Senior Badge Programs

Voice for Animals

No, this badge isn't about learning how to bark like a sea lion or howl like a wolf. It's about becoming a voice for – an advocate for – the animals in your life. Conduct an experiment with goldfish and watch a seal show to investigate how animals are used for science and entertainment. Go "behind-the-scenes" to observe how we care for and protect our animals. And visit the Aquarium's "Go Fish" exhibit to explore issues surrounding regulations for fishermen and the efforts to create sustainable seafood. 2 hrs., 45 mi. $18 per Scout. / Try-it: 1 hr., 45 mi. $15 per Scout.

Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, or e-mail reservations@maritimeaquarium.org

Our Mission

Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

Contact Us

Open Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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