Aquarium Happenings


Virtual Program: Celebrate Black Scientists, Bioluminescence

Age: 10 -14

Cost: Suggested Donation

As we dive deeper into the ocean, the stranger the animals become. Animals may look alien, and many animals' glow. Join us to learn more about this glowing, or bioluminescence, and why it is important for animals in the deep ocean. We highlight Emmett Chappelle, a scientist who used the chemicals created by animals with bioluminescence to create ways of detecting life.

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Participants will need the following materials to make a jellie craft:

  • Something to make the bell of your jellie such as an egg carton, small paper cup or bowl, coffee filter or muffin liner 

  • Something to decorate with such as paint & paint brushes, markers and/or crayons 

  • Googly eyes or buttons (optional) 

  • Something to make your tentacles such as yarn, ribbon, streamers 

  • Tape or craft glue, and scissors

Date & Time

February 24, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM




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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.

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

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Norwalk, CT 06854

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