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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
The Maritime Aquarium offers exciting science-education experiences … in the Aquarium, in the field and at your school. The inspiration of this learning is Long Island Sound, perhaps familiar to students for its proximity but a fascinating unexplored world below the surface.
Interactions with our live animals and engaging science programs can help you inspire your students to become eager learners and young conservationists. We offer standards-based learning opportunities that make science a positive adventure for your students as they’re introduced to scientific concepts, processes and the importance of science in our lives today.
Of course, every visit to our nationally recognized aquarium is a fun and educational experience that gets your students up close to sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles, jellyfish and dozens of other species native to Long Island Sound and its watershed. The Aquarium also has Connecticut’s largest IMAX® movie theater. Documentaries on our six-story screen will transport your students on an unforgettable learning adventure.
Educators voiced concerns. Aquarium donors answered. We have financial assistance available for Aquarium admission, IMAX movies, programs and bus transportation costs. Some, but not all, financial aid is needs-based. Aid is limited and awarded on a first-come first-served basis. Book early! Enjoy it all at the Aquarium or in the field. Or a Traveling Teacher will bring the fun and learning right into your classroom or auditorium, or to a nearby park, pond, stream or beach.
There are lots of possibilities as you design just the right fun and educational visit to The Maritime Aquarium for your students.
You’ll find all the answers for your planning here. Click here...
Here are two common schedules used by teachers. Click here...
Plus, you can perfect your visit by matching your focus of studies to any one of the titles available in our IMAX film library, showing in stunning clarity on our six-story screen! Click here..
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During the school year, we'll also have a host of opportunities for educators, from full-day professional development workshops to evening events and free boat rides and IMAX screenings. If you're not on our mailing list already, be sure to sign up!
Meet our new Education Director Tom Naiman