Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
We will be streaming some of our most popular educational programs each week!
Students, families and individuals are welcome to take part in these live-streaming virtual programs. All programs require advance reservations to receive the needed link. All program times are in Eastern Standard Time.
Tuesdays from January 12 through February 9 at 6 p.m.
Recommended for ages 12 & up
Even while practicing social distancing, there are still opportunities to observe nature through a walk around your yard or even to look out the window for birds, squirrels and other animals. Participants will be introduced to apps like iNaturalist that can be used to record what they see, thereby contributing to scientists’ knowledge of our local environment. Plus, they’ll learn how to identify birds and how to contribute information to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird project.
All sessions are all FREE, with a suggested donation of $20 per day. Register for just one day or the whole five-week session.
Register Here for Entire Series
Register Here for iNaturalist on January 12
Register Here for Zooniverse on January 19
Register Here for FrogWatch on January 26
Register Here for City Nature Challenge on February 2
Register Here for eBird/Great Backyard Bird Count on February 9
Cost: Suggested Donation
There are more than 85,000 species of mollusks found on earth! Many of these fascinating animals are found right in our backyard, including nudibranchs, the stars of our new exhibit, A Slug's Life: Facing the Climate End Game. During this program you will take a live tour of the new exhibit, get an up-close look at our animal ambassadors, and learn all about animals from around the world that make up this incredibly diverse group. 50 minutes.
Todas Las Edades
Costo: Donación sugerida
Los tiburones tienen una variedad de magníficas adaptaciones que les han permitido sobrevivir durante millones de años. En este programa, los estudiantes examinarán los dientes y mandíbulas de diferente especies de tiburones y aprenderán cómo sus estructuras y sentidos los ayudan a encontrar una variedad de presas en diferentes hábitats del oceáno. Los estudiantes verán de cerca los diferentes especies de tiburones que tenemos en el aquario y crearán un tiburón propio que tenga las estructuras que necesita para sobrevivir. 60 minutos. Por favor, regístrese una sola vez para toda su familia.
Toddler - Kindergarten
During this interactive story time inspired by our new exhibit A Slug's Life, an Aquarium educator will lead young children and their parents/caregivers through songs, rhymes, dances, book readings and visits with animals found in our new exhibit! 45 minutes. Please only register once for your entire family.
Pre-K - Grade 2
Nothing sparks an interest in nature and science like an up-close meeting with live animals. We’ll bring mollusks - some of the aquarium’s most interesting animals - into your home virtually! Children will use their powers of observation and other early childhood science skills.
Artists and performers have been inspired by the ocean for centuries. In this special FishTales program, an Aquarium educator will lead young children in creating their own music and movement inspired by the ocean and animals found in our brand new exhibit, A Slug's Life! 45 minutes. Please only register once for your entire family.
Join The Maritime Aquarium's Virtual Club! On Saturdays, join our Aquarium educators and animal care team for a series of virtual mini-adventures! Each week, Club members will meet the Aquarium’s most charismatic animals: seals, sharks, sea turtles, otters, jellyfish and more! They’ll go behind the scenes to see the work of the expert and dedicated staff who take care of these animals 365 days a year. If your child enjoys visiting the Aquarium, let us bring the Aquarium to you as never before!
Club sessions are all FREE, with a suggested donation of $20 per day. Register for just one day or the whole four-week session.
January 16 - February 6 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. via Zoom
Children will experience the world of the Aquarium through stories, songs and movement, arts and crafts, up-close meetings with animals and the people who care for them. Young animal lovers will have the chance to share their own knowledge and questions with Aquarium educators and other campers. Every Saturday will include Show & Tell, crafts and a live animal encounter.
Register for Entire Series
Register for Seals & Other Mammals on January 16
Register for Animals that Float - Jellies & Plankton on January 23
Register for Turtles on January 30
Register for Sharks & Stingrays on February 6
January 16 - February 6 from 1 - 3 p.m. via Zoom
The Aquarium isn’t just a place to see marine animals up-close. It’s also a vibrant science center dedicated to saving wildlife and habitats. In this four-session introduction to the Aquarium’s conservation work, children will meet the Aquarium’s marquee animals and the staff dedicated to protecting sand tiger sharks, horseshoe crabs, corals, sea turtles and seals. Each day will include behind-the-scenes visits and age-appropriate science touching on ecology, anatomy, physiology, and climate.
Register for Mammals: Seals & Otters on January 16
Register for Cnidarians: Corals, Jellies & Anemones on January 23
Register for Turtles on January 30
Register for Sharks & Bony Fish on February 6