Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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.
Keep in mind: scholarship money is still available for summer 2020!
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.) 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!
Member Discounts: Aquarium members receive discounts on camp! Upon registering and paying the deposit for camp, the Aquarium will verify your membership and place a member discount on the balance due in your CampDoc account.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$1030 ($980 for Members)
Young aquarists will explore how the aquarium provides top-flight care to our animals. They’ll have daily hands-on experiences participating in the care of animals such as sea stars, crabs and turtles. They’ll meet one of our mammal trainers, attend a private animal training demonstration and make enrichment items for some of our most popular animals.
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$515 ($465 for members)
It's our very own version of Shark Week! Watch our large sand tiger sharks get fed from behind-the-scenes, meet a live shark in the classroom, and examine shark jaws and skin. Campers will take home a shark tooth necklace featuring teeth from the Aquarium's own sharks.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
$515 ($465 members)
Campers will learn how to become citizen scientists throughout the week. They'll learn about Aquarium and local conservation projects and practice collecting citizen science data at Farm Creek Preserve.
$1,130 ($1,080 members)
Great for kids interested in marine animals and how things work. Collect data out on Long Island Sound and analyze it back in the classroom; design and test plankton nets; engineer a filter to clean water; and learn about sustainability.
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
$1600( $1500 for members)
Teens work side-by-side with aquarists and educators. They feed animals, monitor animal behaviors, create animal enrichments and perform daily maintenance tasks, and also do research out on the Sound and at a local beach.
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Friday, August 14
$70 per person (no member discount)
Campers and their families are invited to join us for a night at the Aquarium! This overnight will include dinner, fun activities and breakfast.
Open to campers who have participated in our 2020 session only.
Summer 2020 Guidelines
Covid-19 Travel Advisory Policy
The state of Connecticut has issued an Executive Order 7BBB effective June 25, 2020. The order states that anyone traveling into Connecticut from a state that has a new daily positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positively rate over a 7-day rolling average are directed to self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of the last contact within the identified state. More information on this travel advisory, and identified states, can be found here.
Any campers traveling into or returning to Connecticut from the identified states (see weblink above) should not attend camp until their 14-day quarantine is complete. Send an email to email@example.com if this travel advisory impacts your camp registration at The Maritime Aquarium. The term of this policy will coincide with the travel advisory or until Executive Order 7BBB expires.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Full refunds will be issued if The Maritime Aquarium cancels a camp session.
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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.
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