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

Kids and Families

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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).



Kids & Families

Our vast educational offerings aren’t available to kids JUST when they’re in their school setting. There are lots of ways for kids and families to dive into The Maritime Aquarium too.

We offer a continuing series of public programs that let visitors of all ages explore the Aquarium and the fascinating marine world!

Looking for something fun to do for the kids during the summer or during the winter and spring school vacation weeks?

Sharks, seals and sea turtles can be on the guest list when you celebrate a child’s birthday at The Maritime Aquarium.

And for Sleepovers and Scouts:  you’ll really sleep with the fishes during an adventurous and memorable Aquarium Sleepover!  We can help with many badge programs too.



Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound

and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment,

it achieves this goal 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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