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

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.


Suggested Options for Your Field Trip Visit to The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Connecticut

Sample Visit One:

9:30 a.m. Arrival (check in, store lunches, orientation)
10 a.m. Educational program (length varies)
11:30-11:50 a.m. Eat bag lunches in Oyster Hall (reserv. req.)
Noon IMAX movie (they're all about 40 minutes long)
12:45 p.m. Explore the Aquarium and special exhibits.
1:30 p.m. Depart

Sample Visit Two:

8:30 a.m. Arrival (check in, store lunches, orientation)
9 - 11:30 a.m. Marine Life Study Cruise (not available Nov.-March)
11:45 a.m. Watch the seal feeding
Noon - 12:20 p.m. Eat bag lunches in Oyster Hall (reserv. req.)
12:20 p.m. Explore the Aquarium and special exhibits
1:30 p.m. Depart


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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