"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).

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