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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

Look 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, June 29, 2016

Aquarium hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily  |  Café: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily   |   Gift Shop: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

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.

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Jiggle a Jelly: Touch Exhibit

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Marine Lab, 1st Floor

Length: All day

Do something you’ve been told not to do all your life: touch a jellyfish! This fun display lets you safely touch live moon jellyfish, a common local species whose stings are generally benign to people. 

 
 
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Flutter Zone butterfly exhibit

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 dozens of species of exotic tropical butterflies! Plus, learn which plants support local butterflies in the adjacent 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 headband, buy ($1) and decorate a milkweed seed pod to plant in your yard to help support local monarch butterflies, and enjoy other butterfly-themed activities & games.

 
 
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IMAX® "National Parks Adventure"

When:  11 a.m. 

Where:  IMAX Theater

Length: 42 minutes

This majestic new movie is the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Arches, Everglades, the Redwoods, Canyonlands and others are illuminated in the IMAX format as never before.  Narrated by Robert Redford.

 
 
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Meet the Dragon

When: 11 a.m. - noon

Where: at entrance to the "Dragons! Real or Myth?" exhibit

Stop by to go one-on-one with a real live dragon! Touch or hold a live bearded dragon in special encounters with a star of the special exhibit “Dragons! Real or Myth?"

 
 
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Harbor Seal Show

When: 11:45 a.m.

Where: Seal Exhibit

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® "A Beautiful Planet"

When:  Noon

Where:  IMAX Theater

Length: 45 minutes

Watch Trailer

There's a weighty message in the weightlessness of this new movie, which features stunning footage of Earth – but also shows the effects humanity has had on it over time. Filmed by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station!

 
 
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IMAX® "National Parks Adventure"

When:  1 p.m.

Where:  IMAX Theater

Length: 42 minutes

This majestic new movie is the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Arches, Everglades, the Redwoods, Canyonlands and others are illuminated in the IMAX format as never before.  Narrated by Robert Redford.

 
 
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Meet the Dragon

When: 1 - 2 p.m.

Where: At entrance to the "Dragons! Real or Myth?" exhibit

Stop by to go one-on-one with a real live dragon! Touch or hold a live bearded dragon in special encounters with a star of the special exhibit “Dragons! Real or Myth?"

 
 
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Harbor Seal Show

When: 1:45 p.m.

Where: Seal Exhibit

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® "Flight of the Butterflies"

When: 2 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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IMAX® "National Parks Adventure"

When:  3 p.m.

Where:  IMAX Theater

Length: 42 minutes

This majestic new movie is the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Arches, Everglades, the Redwoods, Canyonlands and others are illuminated in the IMAX format as never before.  Narrated by Robert Redford.

 
 
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Meet the Dragon

When:  3 - 4 p.m.

Where: At entrance to the "Dragons! Real or Myth?" exhibit

Length: 10 minutes

Stop by to go one-on-one with a real live dragon! Touch or hold a live bearded dragon in special encounters with a star of the special exhibit “Dragons! Real or Myth?"

 
 
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Harbor Seal Show

When: 3:45 p.m.

Where: Seal Exhibit

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® "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 and protect
the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits,
marine science, and environmental education.

10 North Water Street  •  Norwalk, CT 06854
Tel: 203-852-0700

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

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