"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

Teachers & Groups

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Sand Tiger Shark Fun Fact

Look 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).

FISH SCHOOL for teachers


Free to Educators!

Wed., Feb. 28 from 4 - 7 p.m.

(Includes light dinner fare and free parking)


Educators, we're staying open late just for you! During this special evening, come learn how you can connect your students and curricula with The Maritime Aquarium's unique educational resources and programs, which help to fulfill state, Common Core and Next Generation Science standards.

See demonstrations of programs, for preschool through high school, and talk to Aquarium educators about unique, hands-on experiences and professional-development opportunities. During "Fish School," you also can:

•  Go on a behind-the-scenes tour.

•  Enjoy all exhibits, including our new 3,000-gallon Coral Reef exhibit and our expanded Jelly Culture Lab.RV-Spirit-of-the-Sound 4web

•  Tour R/V Spirit of the Sound™, the country's only research vessel with quiet hybrid-electric propulsion.

•  Network with colleagues.

•  See a free IMAX® movie!


Register by following the links below:

Fish School with 5 p.m. IMAX Dream Big

Fish School with 6 p.m. IMAX Amazon Adventure

Fish School without IMAX movie


Advance registration required. Online registration coming soon or contact our Reservations Department at reservations@maritimeaquarium.org or (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

Educators, teachers, homeschool parents and administrators are all welcome at "Fish School."  As this is a professional event, no spouses or children, please.


Plan to come with colleagues! But, when you register, please be prepared with each educator’s unique contact information and IMAX® movie choice.


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