Maritime Aquarium Offers Special Programs During Winter Break

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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is offering special children's programs during the school break. Photo Credit: File Photo

NORWALK, Conn. -- The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is offering special children's programs during the winter school break. 

Children ages 6 to 12 can visit the aquarium to study otter behaviors, build a lava lamp and stock a real saltwater aquarium in special programs during the school vacation week from Feb. 17 to 21. The Maritime Aquarium’s “Winter Vacation Adventures” invites young students to explore the aquarium with new programs each day. 

For ages 6 to 9, the schedule kicks off with "Motion Madness," where kids will tour the aquarium and study how animals move through the water. Other programs through the week include "Mammal Mania" on Feb. 18 where kids can attend a special seal feeding and handle a whale skeleton. “Wacky Science Day” on Feb. 19 allows kids to perform science experiments, "Sound Art" on Feb. 20 is an aquarium themed art show for kids and "Jazzy Jellies" on Feb. 21 teaches kids the differences between vertebrates and invertebrates. 

For ages 9 to 12, kids can participate in the "Junior Marine Biologist" program. The five-day program allows students to get an inside look at the Aquarium's animal-husbandry staff, including feeding and squid and fish dissections. Program hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. The aquarium is offering pre-care from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and post-care from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Cost of a “Winter Vacation Adventures” program is $98 per day or $435 for the full week. Space is limited and registration is required. For more details, visit the Maritime Aquarium website or call 203-852-0700 ext. 2206.

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