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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

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).

 

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Some "Events" like animal encounters, Maritime Aquarium Presents, etc. are described on our UPCOMING EVENTS page

 

Feeding Time! (Family program)

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Sun., May 31 from 8-10 a.m.

Sat., June 20 from 8-10 a.m.

Sat., July 18 from 8-10 a.m.

Sat., August 22 from 8-10 a.m.

Join The Maritime Aquarium for a family breakfast you’ll always remember! After a sumptuous buffet in the Cascade Café, your family will make the rounds as Aquarium staff feeds an amazing assortment of hungry animals. Take a turn feeding the diamondback terrapins, horseshoe crabs and rays. Get up close and personal with the harbor seals at a private feeding. Best of all, watch behind-the-scenes as the aquarists feed the big sharks in the Aquarium’s Ocean Beyond the Sound exhibit.

Cost: $45 per adult & $25 per child 12 & under; $40 & $20 for members. Children must be age 5 or older. Aquarium admission is included for all registered program participants.

Advance registration required. Space is limited. Reserve your spots by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" button above or by calling (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.  


 

Study Cruises on Long Island Sound

Starting in summer 2015 ...  Be among the first to cruise out aboard the new research vessel R/V Spirit of the Sound™ as she begins her life of service with The Maritime Aquarium. Our study cruises offer memorable hands-on explorations of Long Island Sound's marine life: with a variety of animals brought up right onto the boat (May-October 2015) or to look for some of the seals & waterfowl that winter in the Sound (December 2015-April 2016).  

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PLEASE NOTE:  The programs below may be canceled or substituted with little or no notice. Check our "Today's Events" page at MaritimeAquarium.org on your smart phone when you arrive.


Shark Dives

Offered most Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays at 12:15 & 2:15 p.m.
Upcoming Dive Dates:  May 23, 24 & 28.
No dives on May 30 & 31 (Meet the Diver both days).
NOTE: Our Aquarium dive team is an all-volunteer crew. Dives may sometimes be cancelled with short or no notice due to availability. Where possible, they will substitute a "meet the diver" experience.

Would you jump into a tank of water filled with 6- and 7-foot sharks? Actually, it can be done – bloodlessly – because sharks aren't really the aggressive man-eaters of popular myth. Come see for yourself when The Maritime Aquarium's dive team spends some quality time among the sand tiger sharks, lemon shark and other creatures of the 110,000-gallon "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit. Thanks to a cool communication link, you can even talk with the divers while they're in the exhibit with the sharks! They'll tell you that sharks should be respected ... but not feared.

Free with Aquarium admission. Please Note: the audio system that lets you hear the divers talk also carries the sounds of the divers' SCUBA respiration. Some young children may find this loud and unnatural.

See what our volunteer divers see in this video:

 

Marine Debris Station

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
May 30 & 31

Stop by the station to learn about the serious issue of marine debris (especially plastic bags and plastic water bottles), take a pledge to do your part to use re-usable water bottles and shopping bags.

Water Quality Station

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
May 23 & 24
Rain can wash excess fertilizer, dog feces and other pollutants off our lawns. But where does it all end up? Yes, in Long Island Sound. Stop by our Water Quality Station to watch this happen in a tabletop demonstration, and to learn the best place to wash your car and the best way to maintain a healthy lawn and a healthy Sound. Plus, touch a live diamondback terrapin, and purchase a soil testing kit ($1) that will give you an analysis of your lawn from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. 

 

Toy Boat-Making Workshop

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays & Sundays
Visit the Toy Boat-Making area on weekends for a fun 20-minute boat-building project. Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your Maritime Aquarium visit. Cost: $5 per child (in addition to Aquarium admission).

 

 
 
 

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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