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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 investigated, interacted with and, of course, learn about."
– Rockland County, NY, camp director

Events

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Sand Tiger Shark Fun Fact

Look closely at the sand tiger sharks in the "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit. Their snout and jaws are covered in tiny holes. These are receptors for the sharks' "sixth sense" – their ability to detect bioelectric fields emitted by other animals (including potential prey).

 

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Upcoming Events

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Long Island Sound Luau

Dates:  Feb. 20 & 21

Cost:  most activities free with Aquarium admission

Enjoy a taste of the tropics in the dead of winter during this special weekend, with a sunny selection of fun special activities, crafts, tropical drinks and special IMAX movies.  Highlights include an inflatable surfing machine and Spam-carving contests!

 

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Fish School for Teachers

Date: Wed., Feb. 24

Time: 4 to 7 p.m.

Admission: FREE to Teachers (includes light fare & free parking)

Join us after-hours for education program demonstrations, behind-the-scenes-tours, special IMAX® screenings and all our exhibits. Experience some of our newest and most popular education programs, Pre-K through high school. Ask our education staff how our programs meet your most current needs, including Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Click here to learn more!

 
 
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Pirates & Princesses Weekend

Date:  March 5 & 6

Cost:  most activities free with Aquarium admission

Aaaaaarr!  Mateys and majesties will reign during this special weekend featuring discounts, roaming sword-fighters, treasure hunts and more.

 

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Scout Day

Date:  Sat., March 12

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Specially discounted admission if purchased by Feb. 12:  all ages are $11 Aquarium / $15.75 Aquarium + IMAX.

Deadline is 4:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 12 to get this admission deal (and a unique events patch) for this activity-packed day that celebrates all levels of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

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"The Godfather" fund-raiser

Date:  Sat., March 19

Time: 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. movie

Admission:  $30

Pay your respects to one of cinema's greatest films – and support the Aquarium and the Italian-American Police Society of Southern Connecticut – in this special fund-raising screening.

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Sensory-Friendly Days

Dates:  April 2-4

Admission:  regular prices

For some children, the Aquarium is a place with too much stimuli. So we're planning three special days (a weekend + a Monday) to give children with sensory-processing differences a fun, comfortable and accepting environment.

 

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Family Sleepover

Date:  Fri., April 29

Time:  6 p.m.  (to 9 a.m. April 30)

Admission:  $75 adults and $55 children ($70 & $50 Aquarium members)

Bunk down among the sharks, fish, jellies and other creatures as we host a fun Family Sleepover. It's open to children ages 5 & older, with an accompanying parent or caregiver over age 18. Advance registration required. Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, or click the Buy Tickets button.

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Breakfast with the Butterflies

Date:  Sun., June 26

Time:  8:30 to 10 a.m.

Tickets:  $40 adults & $20 children (members: $35 / $18)

Enjoy a light breakfast along the Norwalk River and then enter the "Flutter Zone" exhibit for a private tour and to help feed the butterflies! Plus, do a butterfly craft and go home with milkweed seeds to benefit our local monarch butterflies. Act now! Limited to 20 participants!

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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.

10 North Water Street  •  Norwalk, CT 06854
Tel: 203-852-0700

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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