Virtual Programs & Clubs

We will be streaming some of our most popular educational programs each week!


Programs

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.

SERIES: Citizen Science | January 12 - February 9

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

A Slug's Life: All about Nudibranchs & other Mollusks | January 21 at 5 p.m.

All Ages

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.

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Safari de Tiburones | Miércoles 20 de enero a las 4:30 p.m.

EN ESPAÑOL

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.

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Fish Tales: Mollusks | January 22 at 10 a.m.

Toddler - Kindergarten

Cost: Suggested Donation

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.

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Meet the Mollusks | January 25 at 11 a.m.

Pre-K - Grade 2

Cost: Suggested Donation

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.

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A Slug's Life: All about Nudibranchs & other Mollusks | January 27 at 5 p.m.

All Ages

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.

Register Here

Fish Tales: Music, Movement and the Ocean | January 29 at 10 a.m.

Toddler - Kindergarten

Cost: Suggested Donation

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.

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Clubs

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.

Aquarium Tales Club | Kindergarten - Grade 2

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

Junior Conservation Biologist Club | Grade 3 - 5

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 Entire Series

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

Our Mission

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.


Contact Us

Open Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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