Spring Vacation & Summer Camps

Learning doesn't stop just because school is out ... that's when FUN learning begins!

The Maritime Aquarium offers educational programs each year during the spring break week of most local school districts and also through the summer. The age-appropriate hands-on activities engage students in ways that demonstrate how exploring our world can be fun and exciting.


To participate, your child must be the listed age by the first day of the program. Pre-registration is required (no same-day registration allowed.) With the exception of the Costa Rica trip, enrollment closes 10 days prior to each session's start date. Registration and forms are all done through Camp Docs. Register early to take advantage of our payment plan options!



Financial Assistance

  • We believe every child should have an opportunity to participate in our summer camp programs. We have limited funds to supply partial scholarships for children to attend 1 session per spring or summer camp season. Please note, full scholarships are not available. To apply, submit a completed scholarship application by email to campdirector@maritimeaquarium.org.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Summer (June through August) Cancellation and Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued (minus a $50 processing fee) if notice of cancellation is received more than 4 weeks in advance of the session start date.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within 4 weeks of the start date.

Pre-Care & Extended Care

For most camp weeks, we also offer pre-care and extended care. These relaxed informal sessions include enrichment science activities, games, crafts, exhibits and more. Pre-care is available for 4- and 5-year-old camp programs (extended care is not available for this age group.) To sign up, you must reserve these separately when you reserve your camp program(s). 

Pre-care (8:30-9:30 a.m. except where noted)

  • 1-week camps: $65/$85
  • 2-week camps: $130/$170
  • Surf & Turf: $65/$85 (held at the Aquarium on Mon., Wed. & Friday and Stepping Stones on Tues. & Thurs.)

Extended Care (4-5:30 p.m. except where noted)

  • 1-week camps: $150/$170
  • 2-week camps: $300/$340
  • Teen Apprentice: $700 (for all 3 weeks)
  • Surf & Turf: $150/$170 (held at the Aquarium on Mon., Wed. & Friday and Stepping Stones on Tues. & Thurs.)

Parent Resources

Click Here for Our Parent Information Pack

Click Here for Our Behavior Policy

Click Here for Our Health Exam Form

Click Here for our Admin of Meds Form

As a Connecticut State-certified camp, we require health exam forms for every camper. Campers bringing medications (inhalers, epi-pens, etc) require an authorization of medication form for each medication. All forms must be submitted through Camp Docs.


Call our Camp Director at (203) 852-0700, extension 1201, or e-mail: campdirector@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 - 6:00 pm

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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