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Gallons Of Fun For Kids During Feb. Break At The Maritime Aquarium At Norwalk

Children 6 to 12 years old can study otter behaviors, build a lava lamp, stock a real salt-water aquarium and lots more in special programs during the upcoming school vacation week Feb. 17-21 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

Curled up Otter at the Acquarium

Curled up Otter at the Acquarium

The Maritime Aquarium’s “Winter Vacation Adventures” invite young students to explore our watery world each day of the school break.  For ages 6 to 9, there’s a different topic each day. Sign up for one, some or all five. Ages 9 to 12 can take part in the five-day “Junior Marine Biologist” class.

Program hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. 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.

No matter the child’s age, cost of a “Winter Vacation Adventures” program is $98 per day or $435 for the full week.  Maritime Aquarium members receive discounts. Pre-care is $17 additional per day or $72 for the week. Post-care is $33 per day or $143 for the week. 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 Or for reservations or more details, call (203) 852-0700 ext. 2206.