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

Fun & Learning

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Sand Tiger Shark Fun Fact

Looks 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).



Student Internships at The Maritime Aquarium


Thinking of a career in marine science? The Maritime Aquarium has year-round internship opportunities for college students.

An internship is a perfect introduction to biology and the challenges of working with live animals in an aquarium.  Often, college students can receive course credit, fulfill degree requirements and gain valuable practical experience by working as an Aquarium intern. Maritime Aquarium college interns work with aquarists, educators, volunteers, development staff and marketing staff.  Previous interns have gone on to full-time positions at The Maritime Aquarium, Sea World, Mystic Aquarium, Georgia Aquarium, Scripps Institute and other aquariums, as well as careers in related fields, such as veterinary medicine.

High school internships are no longer available.  If you are a high school student, please consider joining our Volunteer Gallery Ambassador program or summer teen apprenticeship programs.

Information on our Volunteer Program can be found at the following link:

What interns do:

•  Maritime Aquarium college interns work with aquarists, educators, development, and marketing staff.
•  Learn how to care for the Aquarium’s animals.  This includes food preparation, feeding, tank maintenance, and more.
•  Learn how to prepare educational materials, contact teachers and schools, and deliver programs.
•  Work on the floor at the seal pool, touch tank, and other exhibits, sharing knowledge of marine animals with visitors of all ages and gaining valuable interpersonal communication experience at the same time.  


•  You must be at least 18 years old.
•  You must be able to lift 60 lbs.
•  Internships may occur at any time during the year, and a minimum of 135 hours.
•  Applicants must have an interest in biology, environmental education, or marketing.  Priority is given to students completing an internship for academic credit.  
•  Applicants must be capable of handling the entire application process independently.
•  If an applicant is selected to come in for an interview – that interview is in person. Please plan ahead for winter or spring break availability.

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All requested forms and paperwork should be submitted in a single application package.  Mail all requested forms and paperwork to:  Internships, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT  06854.

Incomplete applications and packets will not be considered.


Follow the instructions on the form to submit an application.


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          Phone: 203.852.0700         Fax: 203.838.5416

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


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