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.



2014 Festival of Lighthouses Contest

Calling all Artists!

The Maritime Aquarium is now accepting applications for our 13th annual Festival of Lighthouses Contest this Fall. Visit for details.Want to build a lighthouse and maybe win some money?  The Maritime Aquarium is accepting applications for our 13th annual “Festival of Lighthouses Contest” this fall.  The contest/exhibit can take as many as 24 large model lighthouses, which will be displayed from mid-November through mid-January. Aquarium visitors can enjoy the lighthouses and then vote for their favorite.

The lighthouse with the most votes will win the $1,500 first-place prize. There are other cash prizes for second- through sixth-places.

Interested in building a lighthouse? Click on the pdf below to see all of the contest rules. Be sure to add your email address to our list and we'll send you our entry brochure each spring. pdfLighthouse_Brochure-2014-15.pdf



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.

10 North Water Street          Norwalk, CT 06854          Phone: 203.852.0700         Fax: 203.838.5416

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

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