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).



View and download our full 2014-15 Maritime Aquarium Educational Programs catalog.


The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk brings Long Island Sound Marine Science to Your School

Many of the Educational Programs offered by The Maritime Aquarium at The Maritime Aquarium also can be presented at your school through our Traveling Teacher initiative. A program's availability as a Traveling Teacher offering is noted in its program description (in the "by Grade" listings).

We also offer several Traveling Teacher opportunities for large groups, and as a series of After-School Programs.  They are:


For Grades 2-6

Dr. LivingSound's® Traveling Science Show!

Humor, drama and surprise introduce students to Long Island Sound, the animals that live in it and the problems they face. Dr. LivingSound, the aquarium’s own costumed character, draws students into hands-on demonstrations explaining the watershed, the water cycle, and how our own use of water effects the health of the marine habitat in our backyard. The presentation is scaled up or down according to grade level. Maximum 200 students per performance. 45 minutes.
$360 for first or simultaneous; $275 for second & more sequential


For All Grades

Long Island Sound Day

Our Long Island Sound Day provides a variety of fun and educational activities for multiple
grade levels: a touch tank plus stations on whales, dolphins, turtles, invasive species
and more! All stations will be scaled up or down according to grade levels of students
$300 for initial assembly/set-up, $200 for each additional hour.


For All Grades

Touch Tank for a Day!

A great bonus for Fairs, Field Days or Family Nights!  We’ll set up a supervised touch tank with live tidepool creatures, such as crabs, sea stars, snails and clams. This hands-on learning station will enhance any event.
$180 for first hour; $125 for each additional hour.


Traveling Teacher After-School Programs

at your school or community site

The series below can be tailored to provide a few sessions or an entire school year of fun, engagement and learning! Call our Travel Program Manager at (203) 852-0700, ext 2271, to discuss options and pricing. (A school staff member is required to be present at all times for all programs at schools.)

I Notice, I Wonder  (Pre-K - Grade 2)

In this hands-on program, crafts, stories, drama and live animals encourage young students to use their diverse talents and observation skills in exploration of what lives in Long Island Sound and the oceans beyond.

Sound Explorers  (Grades 3-5)

Long Island Sound is home to sharks, squid, sea turtles and more. Students learn what shark skin feels like and how to identify different kinds of crabs and jellies. Live animals and science experiments bring to life the animals of the Sound, the issues they face, and what we all can do to make a difference in their environment.

Junior Marine Biologist (Grades 6-8)

Students set up, stock and maintain a group aquarium with live animals. They learn about water chemistry and use scientific probes to monitor water quality. They’ll also grow brine shrimp to feed their animals, dissect fish and squid to learn about their anatomy and survival needs, and use microscopes to view the unseen world of Long Island Sound.



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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