The Maritime Aquarium Offers Programs to Homeschool Students

Norwalk, CT – On Friday, Oct. 20, The Maritime Aquarium will host its biannual “Homeschool Day.” This special event offers homeschool students and their families the opportunity to participate in the same award-winning, hands-on educational programming as traditional students.

“The Aquarium is an incredibly unique educational resource,” said Vice President of Education Tom Naiman. “During these sessions, students will build a deeper connection to nature and the world around us.”

Homeschool Day features nine grade-appropriate programs that meet Next Generation Science Standards through animal encounters and scientific investigations. Families will be delighted by three new programs – Build Like a Beaver, Community Science for All, and Water Water Everywhere – that develop critical thinking skills. 

Discounted admission is $14 for children ages 3-12, $19 for adults, and $18 for seniors. Use the promo code HSD23 to receive the discount. The deadline to register for discounted admission and add-on programs is Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. 

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THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science and environmental education. The aquarium is home to over 7,000 animals of hundreds of species including seals, sharks, rays, jellies, turtles and meerkats. Additionally, it offers sensory-enhanced 4D movies, in-person and virtual education programs for schools and families, and public cruises aboard its hybrid-electric research vessel. The Maritime Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, and receives support from the State of Connecticut DECD’s Offices of Culture and Tourism. For more information, visit

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