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To begin planning your group’s visit to The Maritime Aquarium please call 203-852-0700 ext. 2206 between 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can learn a lot about the big world from just a tiny tide pool. Through active reading, puppet play and hands-on sensory experiences, toddlers observe living creatures found on our local shoreline and learn how our senses can help us to understand our natural environment. Max of 20 students per presentation. 20 minutes, but minimum of two programs must be booked.
In-House: $135 for first two; $110 for each additional two.
Traveling Teacher: $170 for first two; $120 for each additional
two. Additional travel fees may apply.
Learning comes to life through stories, songs, lots of movement, and even the occasional live-animal friend. As a Traveling Teacher program, “Fish Tales” is ideal for school settings as well as at community centers, libraries or anywhere that grown-ups and kids can play. Can be booked as a single program or a series, including an After-School Series. 45 minutes.
In-House: $120 for first or simultaneous; $110 for second &
Traveling Teacher: $170 for first or simultaneous; $120 for
second & additional sequential. Additional travel fees may apply.
Hermit crab is outgrowing his shell and it’s time for a new home. Using Eric Carle’s classic story as motivation, students consider the differences between living and non-living things. Students meet and touch live crabs and mollusks, sorting and classifying them by size, shape and other attributes that promote early science skills. 45 minutes.
Standards: NGSS – K: LS1-1, ESS2-2
Nothing sparks an interest in nature and science like an up-close meeting with live animals. An aquarium educator will introduce students to live crabs, snails and sea stars. Children will count their legs, describe their body shapes and explain how they feel. Finally, they’ll collect their ideas and observations on an “I Notice, I Wonder” chart. 45 minutes.
Standards: NGSS – K: LS1-1
How are members of the same group of animals similar and different from each other? Learning to classify living things is an important early-elementary science skill. Young students engage in up-close examinations of crabs, fish, turtles and mollusks. They use their senses of sight and touch to describe similarities and differences in shape, texture, color and more. There’s nothing like live animals to spark inquiry in young scientists! 60 minutes.
In-House only: $135 for first or simultaneous; $120 for second
& additional sequential.
Standards: NGSS – 1: LS1-1
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Need financial assistance? Download the Group Financial-aid Form and either email it to email@example.com or mail to: The Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854; or fax it to: (203) 852-8892.