Professional Development

Teachers, The Maritime Aquarium’s Education Department provides a variety of workshops to help you achieve your goals! In all programs for teachers, we demonstrate ways that Long Island Sound, the Aquarium and marine life can be used to teach standards-based science. We model activities that can be done in the classroom, as well as during field trips to the Aquarium and at other relevant sites, such as local beaches and salt marshes. 

We welcome the opportunity to work with you to plan the right program for you and your colleagues. To discuss options, contact us at (203) 852-0700 extension 2244 or

Upcoming Workshops

See below for upcoming professional development workshops at the Aquarium!

City Nature Challenge Teacher Workshop

March 30 at 3:30 p.m.

Join us for an informative virtual session to learn about the City Nature Challenge. We will provide details on the event, examples of how you can engage your students and highlight how the City Nature Challenge supports NGSS standards. There are opportunities or students in all grades to participate in the City Nature Challenge! 

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Available for Teachers & Administrators in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey

Come Out on a Marine Life Encounter Cruise! 

If you have not experienced a Marine Life Encounter Cruise, we want you aboard! From May through Labor Day, you can join us on any regularly scheduled public Marine Life Encounter Cruise aboard our unique hybrid-electric research vessel at no charge.

Advance reservations are required. This offer is for qualified licensed educators currently teaching in Connecticut, New York, or New Jersey with proper school I.D. only. Accompanying friends and family members of educators must purchase tickets. 

Book your cruise ticket by calling our Reservations Office: (203) 852-0700, extension 2206, Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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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