- Exhibits & Animals
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- Long Island Sound
We've taken a few educational boat trips over the years but yours was by far the best all-around experience. The highlight had to be the breadth of sea life we pulled up and got a chance to investigate, interact with and, of course, learn about."
– Rockland County, NY, camp director
Join us after-hours for a behind-the-scenes-tour, special IMAX® screenings and demonstrations of some of our most popular education programs, from pre-K to high school. Meet our education staff and learn how we are remaking our standards-based programs to meet the current needs of teachers and students.
Enjoy our exhibits and galleries, network with colleagues, and get acquainted with our brand new research vessel, R/V Spirit of the Sound™.
Our new $2.7 million catamaran will be the only research vessel with hybrid-electric propulsion in the world. Learn more!
The "Fish School" open house also includes free screenings of the IMAX films “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" (at 6 p.m.) and “Humpback Whales” (at 7 p.m.), which you can incorporate into lessons about conservation, habitats, adaptations, geography, interdependencies and more. (Click the movie names for trailers, educator’s guides created by the films' producers, and more details.)
“A good job,” Rose Ann Martinez, Fifth Grade, Greens Farms Academy, Westport, CT.
Admission, light dinner and parking also are all free for "Fish School."
Educators, teachers and administrators are all welcome. This is a professional event; no spouses or children please. We encourage you to bring a fellow teacher. However, each educator must make his or her own unique reservation.
The Maritime Aquarium is conveniently located just off of Interstate 95 in Norwalk, CT. Go green with a trip on Metro-North Railroad. We are a 15-minute walk from the South Norwalk station. If you cannot bring your students to the Aquarium, ask how our Traveling Teachers can bring the Aquarium to your classroom.
The Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854. A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations. With the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development.