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We've taken a few educational boat trips over the years but yours was by far the best all-around experience. The highlight had to be the breadth of sea life we pulled up and investigated, interacted with and, of course, learn about."
– Rockland County, NY, camp director

Events

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Sand Tiger Shark Fun Fact

Looks closely at the sand tiger sharks in the "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit. Their snout and jaws are covered in tiny holes. These are receptors for the sharks' "sixth sense" – their ability to detect bioelectric fields emitted by other animals (including potential prey).

 

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Daily Schedule

Today: Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Aquarium hours: 10 am-5 pm daily  |  Café: 11 am-4 pm daily   |   Gift Shop: 10 am-5 pm daily.

NOTE: Programs are sometimes canceled or substituted with little or no notice. Check our "Today's Events" page at MaritimeAquarium.org on your smart phone when you arrive.

Todays-Events Flutter-Zone

Flutter Zone

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where:  Outside on the riverfront courtyard

Length: You set the pace!

Our big new summer exhibit lets you walk among 30+ species of exotic tropical butterflies! Plus, learn what plants support local butterflies in the adjacent monarch waystation/pollinators' garden.

 
 
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Flutter Fun

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Newman's Own Hall

Length: 5 to 10 minutes

Stop by our activity table to make a butterfly hat, help support monarch butterflies by planting milkweed in your backyard ($1 donation), learn about metamorphosis, play a caterpillar to butterfly matching game, learn how to tell a butterfly from a moth, or conduct a butterfly symmetry exercise.

 
 
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IMAX® Flight of the Butterflies

When: 11 a.m.

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 44 minutes

Follow the incredible multigenerational migration of monarch butterflies and re-live the moment when one determined scientist finally discovered their winter haven in the mountains of Mexico. Scenes of millions of monarchs will amaze!

 
 
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Harbor Seal Show

When: 11:45 a.m.

Where: Seal Pool

Length: 15 min.

Watch as the seals are fed and demonstrate entertaining behaviors, including waving, jumping, snorting and retrieving. And you'll love their shark imitations!

 
 
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IMAX® Born to Be Wild

When: Noon

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 40 min.

Watch Trailer

This inspiring beloved film – now in its unprecedented fourth year at The Maritime Aquarium – follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild.

 
 
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IMAX® Flight of the Butterflies

When: 1 p.m.

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 44 minutes

Follow the incredible multigenerational migration of monarch butterflies and re-live the moment when one determined scientist finally discovered their winter haven in the mountains of Mexico. Scenes of millions of monarchs will amaze!

 
 
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Harbor Seal Show

When: 1:45 p.m.

Where: Seal Pool

Length: 15 min.

Watch as the seals are fed and demonstrate entertaining behaviors, including waving, jumping, snorting and retrieving. And you'll love their shark imitations!

 
 
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IMAX® Great White Shark

When: 2 p.m.

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 40 min.

Watch Trailer

This engrossing film unravels the mystery of the creature we love to fear in telling the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain. Safe for all ages.

 
 
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IMAX® Humpback Whales

When:  3 p.m.

Where: IMAX theater

Length: 40 min.

Watch Trailer

Ever wonder what it's like to see a life-size humpback whale? Now you can on our giant IMAX screen! Journey around the world and explore their mysterious underwater world in "Humpback Whales." Presented by Pacific Life.

 
 
Todays-Events-HarborSeal

Harbor Seal Show

When: 3:45 p.m.

Where: Seal Pool

Length: 15 min.

Watch as the seals are fed and demonstrate entertaining behaviors, including waving, jumping, snorting and retrieving. And you'll love their shark imitations!

 
 
Todays Events - Flight of Butterflies

IMAX® Flight of the Butterflies

When:  4 p.m.

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 44 minutes

Follow the incredible multigenerational migration of monarch butterflies and re-live the moment when one determined scientist finally discovered their winter haven in the mountains of Mexico. Scenes of millions of monarchs will amaze!

 
 
 
 
 

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.

 

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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