Maritime Aquarium to Offer Fun Kids' Programs on Martin Luther King Jr. School Holiday

Children 6 to 12 years old can keep busy during the Martin Luther King Jr. school holiday – Mon., Jan. 20 – exploring our watery world in special camp programs offered at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

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Parents searching for things to do for their kids can feel good about this fun and educational opportunity to get close to the Aquarium’s animals.– Jamie Alonzo, education director.

Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) January 06, 2014

Children 6 to 12 years old can keep busy during the Martin Luther King Jr. school holiday – Mon., Jan. 20 – exploring our watery world in special camp programs offered at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

The Maritime Aquarium’s Jan. 20 programs will engage young students in age-appropriate hands-on activities that will ignite and encourage interest in the sciences and our natural world.

“Parents searching for things to do for their kids can feel good about this fun and educational opportunity to get close to the Aquarium’s animals,” said Jamie Alonzo, the Aquarium’s education director.

Times are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Taking into account parents’ busy schedules, 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. as well.

The programs are:
Ages 6 to 8 – “Feature Creature.” Kids will go on a scavenger hunt around the Aquarium to observe a variety of aquatic animals, such as frogs, turtles, crabs and seals. Then they’ll learn about these critters in the classroom through hands-on activities, artifacts and experiments. The day wraps up with a quiz-style game.

Ages 9 to 12 – “Junior Aquarist for a Day.” This is a special single-day introduction to the Aquarium’s popular “Junior Marine Biologist” summer-camp program. It includes a behind-the-scenes tour, squid dissection, goldfish experiments and the chance to feed some of the Aquarium’s invertebrates.

No matter the child’s age, cost is $98 ($78 for Aquarium members). Pre-care is $17 ($13 for members). Post-care is $33 ($26 for members).

Children should bring a bag lunch, a snack and an appetite for adventure. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

For more details or to download a registration form, go to http://www.maritimeaquarium.org or for reservations or more details, call (203) 852-0700 ext. 2206.

The Maritime Aquarium is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to educate visitors about – and to create stewards for – Long Island Sound. It accomplishes this by displaying more than 250 species native to the Sound and its watershed, including sharks, seals, sea turtles, river otters, jellyfish and other animals. The Aquarium also features hands-on educational programs and displays, public study cruises out onto the Sound, and Connecticut's largest IMAX movie theater, with a screen that's six stories high.


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