Everything you need to know about Maritime Aquarium Field Trips!
One adult chaperone is required for every seven students in your group. Chaperones must be at least 18 years old and must remain with students at all times, including during programs. Chaperones are admitted free to the Aquarium and programs, and pay just $7.50 for an IMAX movie. Additional chaperones above the 7 to 1 ratio pay a discounted fee as extra adults (Click Here to Learn More About Group Pricing.) Due to classroom capacity limits, only chaperones at the 7 to 1 ratio can accompany students to programs. Students with special needs are permitted extra chaperones with advance notice. Please note: for your additional adults to receive the discounted chaperone rate, they must be included on your contract. Parents who are not part of your contract pay individually upon arrival and will be charged full price.
Play on the hour starting at 11 a.m. and are about 40 minutes long. Special screenings of any film in our IMAX library are available at 10 and 11 a.m. for groups of 50 or more.
Lunch is not included with your visit. You may:
Have Aquarium Educators Come to You!
Soon after making your reservation, you’ll receive a confirmation packet containing your contract, entrance procedures, and your admission wristbands. Admission wristbands must be worn by everyone in your group during your visit. A $25 replacement fee will be charged for any lost or forgotten wristbands.
If you have not received your confirmation packet within two weeks of your reservation, please call (203) 852-0700, extension 2206.
With a delayed opening at your school or the Aquarium, all programs before noon – those at the Aquarium or at your school – will be canceled and rescheduled. If your school is closed or has a delayed opening because of inclement weather, please call us as soon as possible (at any hour) and leave a message:
We require 72-hours notice to reschedule a visit that does not include a program, and four-weeks notice for a reservation that includes a program. There is no charge for the first reschedule, and $25 for each additional.
Late arrival may require shortening or cancellation of programs. If rescheduling is not possible, full refunds will be issued for programs missed due to school or Aquarium closure. Under all other circumstances, these conditions apply: