The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is offering two new programs on May 9 as part of their new public programs initiatives for kids and their families that fall out of the realm of formal education because they let kids and families choose activities that interest them; which might be different from what is offered by a school field trip.
Turtle Town is being offered on Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. and will be of interest to budding herpetologists. Kids are invited to compare compare turtles of land and sea in order to discover how the creatures are adapted to their different lifestyles. They will examine the look and feel of real turtle shells, learn how baby sea turtles get to the ocean and, best of all, meet and touch a live terrapin. Cost is $25 per child ($20 for members). This is a "drop-off" program; parents or care-givers do not participate.
A second program, the Shark Safari! is also being offered on May 9 at 1 p.m. and invites young adventurers to examine real shark jaws, skin and other artifacts, and learn how superb adaptations have allowed sharks to survive for millions of years. Kids will visit the "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit for a close look at the Aquarium's large sand tiger sharks, and get a true feel for sharks and their cousins, the rays, at the Shark & Ray Touch Pool. Cost is $25 per child ($20 for members). This is a "drop-off" program; parents or care-givers do not participate.
Aquarium admission is included for all registered program participants. Advance registration is required for public programs. Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, or register online at
www.maritimeaquarium.org under the "Fun & Learning" tab.
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