Virtual Badge Programs

Connect with live Aquarium educators to earn badges!

Girl Scout Programs

Programs utilize Zoom and can accommodate up to 30 scouts per program. For reservations or more details, call (203) 852-0700, extension 2206.

Think like a Citizen Scientist - Daisy and Brownies (K-2) 60 minutes $95 

Join us on ZOOM to become a citizen scientist! We will learn how scientists are able to study animals in their natural habitats, then practice our new skills at different aquarium exhibits. We will finish this program learning how we can use our senses to help us identify animals when we cannot see them. This program will help complete requirements for Daisy and Brownie Think Like a Scientist Journey. 

Pets Badge – Brownies (90 minutes) $115 

Bring your pet or your favorite stuffy to our Zoom program! We will talk about the care they need and how we provide that care to aquarium animals. We will discover how we feed our sharks and tortoises and learn about activities we do to keep the animals healthy and safe. Then you will make a home for our favorite animals (cat? fish? giraffe?), so gather some recycled or general crafting materials and clear some space to get building! This program will help complete requirements 1, 2, 3, and 5 of the Brownies Pets Badge. 

Animal Habitats Badge – Juniors (90 minutes) $115 

Join us for a virtual trip to the Maritime Aquarium on ZOOM! To help us learn about animals all over the world, we will visit the animals we have in our care at the aquarium. Just like scientists, we will study the animals in their habitat to understand how they are able to survive and discuss what may happen if their home changes. Bring some recycled or general crafting materials to create a habitat for our favorite animals! This program will help complete requirements 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Animal Habitats Badge. 

Scouts BSA Programs

Programs utilize Zoom and can accommodate up to 40 scouts per program. Online registration is now open!


Floats & Boats
Sunday, April 18 from 10 - 11:30 a.m.
$10 per person
Tiger Scouts

Take a virtual dive to the Maritime Aquarium! During this program, we will visit our seals, identify different structures they have, and explore how they are able to survive in their ocean habitat. It’s easy for us to learn about the seals at the aquarium, but how do scientists study seals? From a boat, of course! Let’s create a boat together using any recycled materials you can find. Gather your materials, and get ready to get wet! 

This program will help meet requirement #6 for the Floats and Boats adventure. 

Scouts will need the following materials to participate in the hands-on activities associated with this workshop: 

  • A Tupperware or wash bin filled with a few inches of fresh water 

  • A variety of clean recycled materials: anything you think may make a cool boat (cans, bottles, cardboard packaging, etc) 

  • Masking tape or string (to hold recyclables together) 

  • Paper towels (in case things get messy) 

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Adventures in Science
Saturday, April 24 from 10 - 11:30 a.m.
$10 per person
Webelos

Visit the Maritime Aquarium virtually to study some of our underrated stars: Jellies and Corals! We will introduce the variety of jellies and corals we have on exhibit, and understand how they are able to survive in their habitats. We will also take a look at some of the challenges the corals can face in the ocean, and brainstorm some ways to help. To learn more about what affects corals, we will do hands on pH experiments using acids and bases found in the kitchen. Gather some kitchen science supplies, and join us to make some kitchen science! 

This program will help meet requirement 3g for the Adventures in Science adventure. 

Each scout will need the following materials to participate in the hands-on activities associated with this adventure:  

  • safety goggles or glasses 

  • cups/containers for water and other liquids 

  • Paper towels (in case things get messy) 

  • Cabbage water as pH indicator -cut about ½ a red cabbage into small pieces. Add to hot water until cabbage is covered and let sit for a few hours or overnight, if you would like to prepare a day in advance. Drain water from cabbage and dispose of cabbage. The water should be purple in color.  

  • baking soda (about 4 tablespoons)  

  • vinegar (about ½ cup) 

  • corn starch (½ cup in a bowl) 

  • milk (enough to fill the bottom of a plate or tupperware container about ½ centimeter high) 

  • food coloring (a few drops of different colors) 

  • Liquid dishwashing soap (a few drops) 

  • water 

  • vegetable oil (enough to fill half a glass) 

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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

Members-Only Hours: Mondays from 10 - 11 a.m.

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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