The re-energized focus on Long Island Sound's story is obvious in the colorfully redesigned main hall, which has been renamed Newman's Own Hall in celebration of a $1.2 million grant from Newman's Own Foundation."

–  The Norwalk Citizen

Exhibits & Animals

Blue Crab Fun Fact

Blue crabs are good swimmers. Their specially adapted pair of back legs are "swimmerets" that help move them effectively through the water.



Your Aquarium Journey
Your Aquarium Journey
The Sound and Beyond
Hokin Family Sound Voyage galleries
Rivers to the Sound
Depths of the Sound
The Ocean Beyond the Sound
Jellyfish Encounter
Sea Turtles


Summer in the Sound: Jellyfish Encounter and Tropical Travelers

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Next is Jellyfish Encounter, which offers a sting-free study of one of the most mesmerizing and unusual creatures in the sea.

Jellies have no brain, heart, blood, lungs or gills, yet have existed on Earth for 650 million years. Visitors discover that jellyfish are more than just floating annoyances that can pack a painful sting. The sight of dozens of jellyfish pulsing through the water can almost take your breath away.

Tropical and colorful coral reef tanks contain many very popular species of fish in tanks full of live coral.

Watch a timelapse as we rebuilt our coral reef exhibit after a tank crash.


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Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound

and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment,

it achieves this goal through living exhibits, marine science,

and environmental education.


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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation


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