"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).

Education Projects


Lifelines/Aspectos Vitais

The Convergence of Arts, Ecology and Culture in the Amazon and New England

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The Maritime Aquarium partnered with Stepping Stones Museum for Children in the international partnership between students and teachers from Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet High School in Bridgeport, CT and peer students living and attending school in the remote Amazonian community of São Sebastião in Brazil.

As part of this project, students from both countries were able to compare and contrast the cultural ecological impacts of their local watersheds. Both groups participated in Marine Life Study Cruises and behind-the-scenes tours at the Aquarium.

For an in-depth look at this project, click here.