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Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium Offers Several October Programs

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is hosting special classes for young children, throughout October.
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is hosting special classes for young children, throughout October. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. – Families can help feed breakfast to the animals while future marine biologists learn about sea creatures through programs this month at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

  • Tuesday through Nov. 10 – Seal Pups is a five-part series meeting from 1-1:45 p.m. every Tuesday. Pre-schoolers, ages 3 and 4, will participate with a parent or caregiver. They get a weekly up-close meeting with a live animal, a story that relates to the week’s topic and other activities. Cost for the series is $125 for a child and caregiver; $110 for members.
  • Sunday, Oct. 18 – Feeding Time is a program from 8-10 a.m., where families enjoy a light breakfast in the aquarium’s café and then join the marine biologists on stops of their morning rounds. Participants take a turn feeding several sea creatures and watch the feeding of the large sharks. Cost is $50 per adult and $25 per child 12 and younger, $45 and $20 for aquarium members. Children must be at least 5 years old.
  • Sunday, Oct. 18 – Shark Safari from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., children ages 8-10 examine shark jaws, skin and other artifacts, and learn how superb adaptations have allowed sharks to survive for millions of years. Cost is $25 per child, $20 for members. This is a drop- off program; parents or caregivers do not participate.
  • Sunday, Oct. 25 – A House for Hermit Crab is from 10-10:45 a.m. and uses the popular Eric Carle story in connecting pre-schoolers, ages 3 and 4, with a variety of live crabs and mollusks. They examine how the creatures look and feel and classify them according to size, shape, movement styles. Cost: $25 per child, $20 for members. Child must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sunday, Oct. 25 –Turtle Town, from 1-2 p.m., invites children ages 5-7 to compare turtles of land and sea to discover how the creatures are adapted to their different lifestyles. Cost is $25 per child, $20 for members. This is a drop-off program; parents or caregivers do not participate.

Aquarium admission is included for all registered participants. Registration required by calling (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206 or going online.

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