Explore the Wonder of Long Island Sound this Summer!

Attention all young scientists and conservationists! Dive in and explore the fantastic ocean of wonder at The Maritime Aquarium’s summer camp. Our summer program integrates science with art, music and literature to deepen children’s understanding of animals and the environment.  

Young campers will explore the wonders of the ocean world through fun stories and games. Older kids will learn how technology and engineering can solve complex environmental problems like water pollution, marine debris, and storm resiliency. 

Registration is now open for one-, two- and three-week programs for kids ages 6 - 15 starting June 20.

In-Person Programs

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. 

Ages 6 - 8

Jr. Aquarist  
2-week session: AUGUST 8 - 19
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
$1,050 ($1,000 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 attend a private seal training demonstration, meet a mammal trainer, and make enrichment items for some of our most popular animals. Campers will have a chance to get their hands wet as they search for crabs and explore tide pools during a trip to explore the local shoreline. They’ll also play a variety of aquarium-themed games, and experience the Aquarium’s new 4D theatre.  

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Ages 9 - 12

2-week session: AUGUST 8 - 19
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$1050 ($1000 Members)

Marine biologists work in the lab and in the field; through this in-depth program, young biologists will get a taste of both worlds. In the lab, they’ll set-up, stock, and maintain an aquarium. They’ll learn about and conduct daily care for their animals and learn to use probes to monitor water quality just like the Aquarium’s aquarist do. In the field, they will record biodiversity data aboard our research vessel from several sites in Norwalk Harbor. Then they’ll use their new biological knowledge to design and carry out a scientific investigation of the behavior or physiology using animals from their tanks.  Campers will also have the opportunity to experience the Aquarium’s new 4D theatre.  

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Summer 2022 Guidelines
  • Group sizes will follow the Office of Early Childhood guidelines. 
  • Each camp session will have its own classroom space, meaning age groups will always eat and participate in activities separately from each other.  
    • Each camper will be assigned a classroom cubby to store personal belongings.
  • Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer pre or extended care options for this summer.
  • The Aquarium will increase its daily sanitation of classrooms and restrooms used by the campers and camp staff. 
Covid-19 Travel Advisory Policy
  • Connecticut residents and travelers to Connecticut should follow travel-related guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH).  
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
  • 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.
  • Full refunds will be issued if The Maritime Aquarium cancels a camp session.
Payment Plans
  • Summer payment plans must be completed by June 13, 2022.

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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