Scouts B.S.A. Day at The Maritime Aquarium offers admission discounts, plus special educational programs that help to fulfill badge requirements, as well as other educational opportunities for Boy Scouts.
All Boy Scouts must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or adult leader.
Advance registration is required for badge programs and to receive discounted admission. Register online below or by calling our Reservations Department at 203.852.0700 extension 2206 Mon. through Fri. between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Aquarium admission includes an IMAX® film and Scout B.S.A. Day patch. Aquarium Members can purchase a Scout B.S.A. Day patch for $2.
Please Note: Discounted admission is only available when you buy your tickets in advance online. Tickets purchased the day-of will be full price.
Click here to purchase Aquarium tickets with "Great Barrier Reef" at either 10 a.m., 1 or 3 p.m.
Click here to purchase Aquarium tickets with "National Park Adventure" at either 11 a.m., 2 or 4 p.m.
Click here to purchase Aquarium tickets with "Superpower Dogs" at 12 p.m.
Click here to purchase Aquarium tickets and decline IMAX movie
Program prices do not include admission to the Aquarium (must be purchased separately.) Cost is the same for both Aquarium Members and non-Members. These programs can be taken and put towards earning the Cub Scout and Webelos Nova Award Down and Dirty (Earth Science.)
Go “backstage” in The Maritime Aquarium to learn how the A.Z.A.-accredited institution cares for its varied animals. Includes stops in the “fish kitchen,” jellyfish culture lab, and above the big shark exhibit. Must be at least 42 inches tall to participate. Please keep in mind that many of our behind-the-scenes areas are narrow or have stairs, therefore, this tour is not stroller or wheelchair friendly. Click Here to Register
Imagine living in a place that gets flooded every day! That's the challenge faced by the amazing and resilient animals of Long Island Sound's intertidal zone. Scouts will learn how the moon influences the rise and fall of tides, meet and touch different kinds of crabs, mollusks and gastropods and more! Click Here to Register
The Maritime Aquarium provides a unique setting, resources and class activities, to learn about M.B. topics. Class instruction will cover all the B.S.A. M.B. requirements. M.B. candidates will receive information in advance of the Scout Day class from their respective M.B. instructors. Scouts should read the M.B. Book and obtain a signed M.B. Blue Card from their local Scoutmaster.
B.S.A. policy requires each scout to individually complete all the M.B. requirements as written to earn the selected M.B.. Each Scout's individual work efforts and participation in class will be evaluated to determine if they can complete the M.B. or receive a M.B. partial credit. Please note, attendance at the M.B. class alone is not sufficient to receive a signed and completed M.B. Blue Card.
The oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet and are the dominant feature of Earth. Wherever you live, the oceans influence the weather, the soil, the air, and the geography of your community. Taking advantage of the unique Aquarium settings, classroom lectures, lab activities, microscopes and R.V. cruise, participants will conduct experiments to examine two sample sites, measure ocean water salinity, observe waves and organisms found in each habitat using a plankton tow they construct. Classroom lectures will cover topics needed to address the M.B. requirements. All students are required to construct and bring a Plankton Net, to be used aboard the R.V. cruise. This class of open to all Scout B.S.A. ranks. Click Here to Register
Wildlife Management is the science and art of managing the wildlife—both animals and fish—with which we share our planet. Maintaining the proper balance and the dynamics that go with it requires humankind's attention to help preserve the animal diversity that we now enjoy. This class takes advantage of the unique Aquarium settings, classroom lectures, lab activities including a fish dissection. The R.V. boat cruise activity will sample the marine environment area around the Aquarium. Participants will study animals and fish by observing organisms found in each habitat. Classroom lecture will cover topics needed to address the M.B. requirements. This class of open to all Scout B.S.A. ranks. Click Here to Register
Environmental Science is an advanced Eagle Required M.B. Environmental Science M.B. students will experience working as an environmental scientist, by making observations and carrying out experiments to investigate the natural world. Taking advantage of the unique Aquarium setting classroom lectures and activities during the R.V. boat cruise. Participants will examine two marine sample sites, measure environmental conditions and analyze organisms found in each habitat. The Aquarium exhibits provide additional research to assist scouts in completing the Environmental Science M.B. requirements. Following the 1-day M.B. class activities at the Maritime Aquarium, each scout is responsible to complete all B.S.A. M.B. requirements, including written and verbal response questions, during a post-class 1-hour interactive phone interview by the M.B. counselor. Each M.B. candidate must satisfy all B.S.A. requirements to complete the Environmental Science M.B. and receive a “Completed M.B.” Blue Card or a “Partial M.B.”. The Environmental Science M.B. will NOT be awarded in a single session. Click Here to Register
*Special rank qualifications to attend: The Aquarium based Env Science MB is an advanced class with limited attendees. Participants are required be First Class rank or above, to qualify for this program.