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Kids Can Learn Science, Do Experiments & More At Aquarium Camp In Norwalk

Register for summer-camp programs beginning the week of June 27 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
Register for summer-camp programs beginning the week of June 27 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Photo Credit: Maritime Aquarium

NORWALK, Conn. – Register for summer-camp programs beginning the week of June 27 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

The Aquarium shows kids the fun side of science inquiry, with hands-on activities and experiments, interactions and observations of the Aquarium’s animals, and IMAX movies and outings aboard the Aquarium’s new research vessel.

Each session is different. Pre-registration is required well in advance of each week’s session. The deadline to register is Friday, June 17, for the first week of summer camp.

The Maritime Aquarium’s 2016 summer programs with space available are:

  • June 27-July 1 – “Shark Safari” (ages 6-8) and “Junior Marine Biologist 1” (ages 9-12)
  • July 11-15 – “Ocean Explorers” (ages 6-8)
  • July 18-22 – “Junior Aquarist” (ages 6-8) and “Junior Marine Biologist I” (ages 9-12)
  • July 25-29 – “Shark Safari” (ages 6-8) and “Junior Marine Biologist 2” (ages 9-12)
  • Aug. 1-5 – “Sound Art” (ages 6-8) and “R/V Oceanography” (ages 9-12)
  • Aug. 8-12 – “Junior Aquarist” (ages 6-8) and “Junior Marine Biologist 2” (ages 9-12)
  • Aug. 15-19 – “Ocean Mammals” (ages 6-8) and “R/V Oceanography” (ages 9-12)
  • Aug. 22-26 – “Ocean Explorers” (ages 6-8) and “Junior Marine Biologist 3” (ages 10-14)

Sessions meet from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The cost ranges from $450 to $550 per week, depending on the program. Maritime Aquarium members receive discounts.

For working parents, pre-care is available from 8:30-9:30 a.m. for $85 per week ($65 for Aquarium members). Extended care from 4 to 5:30 p.m. costs $170 per week ($150 for members).

An additional three-week session, “Teen Apprentice” for ages 13-15, meeting weekdays from August 8-26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., still has availability. Cost of this internship-like session is $1,600 ($1,450 for members). Financial aid is available.

As a Connecticut state-certified camp, health-exam forms are required of every camper.

To get more information about the Aquarium’s summer camp, including descriptions of each program as well as an application that can be downloaded, click here . Or, make reservations or get more details by calling (203) 852-0700, Ext. 2206.

The Maritime Aquarium is at 10 North Water St.

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