"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


See why teachers love Fish School


Free to Teachers!

Stay tuned for updates on our March 2018 Fish School - Coming soon!

(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!

Aquar.IMAX.Secret Ocean.Blenny 4webChoose between two free IMAX® movies, showing on our six-story screen:
“Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean" at 5 p.m. and the new STEM-focused “Dream Big: Engineering Our World" at 6 p.m.  (Not sure which? Click on our IMAX movies page to watch the movies' trailers and get more details.)


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

Advance registration required.

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

"Fish School" with 5 p.m. IMAX "Secret Ocean":  

"Fish School" with 6 p.m. "Dream Big":  

"Fish School" but decline an IMAX movie:  

Or contact our Reservations Department at reservations@maritimeaquarium.org.  Or (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

The Maritime Aquarium is conveniently located just off of Interstate 95 in Norwalk, CT. Go green with a trip on Metro-North Railroad. We are a 15-minute walk from the South Norwalk station.

The Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854. A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations, with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development.