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


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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).



Upcoming Events

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.

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

Click here to view our Public Programs, Cruises, and IMAX movies.


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6th Annual Maritime Golf Classic

Date:   Mon., Oct. 3

Time:  10:30 a.m. Registration & Bag Drop

            11 a.m.  BBQ Lunch

            12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start

Where:  Wee Burn Country Club in Darien


Click here to register

All golfers will enjoy a BBQ lunch, followed by the 18-hole shamble including carts, refreshments, post-play hors d’oeuvres and dinner, silent auction and fantastic prizes.


(NOTE: this event is rescheduled from Sept. 12.)


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Many sponsor levels available: 

River Otter Title Sponsor:  $10,000
   Corporate name(s) on event signage;  Two foursomes;  Two hole sponsorships

Sea Turtle Corporate Sponsor: $7,500
   One foursome;  Two hole sponsorships

Bluefish Sponsor: $4,000
   One foursome

Jelly Sponsor: $1,000
   Individual Player to be placed in randomly selected foursome

Hole Sponsor: $1,000
   Tee signage


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Members-Only Movie Night

Date:  Sun., Oct. 9  (not a school night!)

Time:  doors open 5:30 p.m.  (movie starts at 6:15 p.m.)

Admission:  free to Aquarium members

Share some laughs and seasonal spirit when we present “Hotel Transylvania” on our giant new video wall … just for Aquarium members. Watch your email for more details.  Advance registration preferred; call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.



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Dates:  Oct. 22-23 & 29-30

Time:  10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Admission:  FREE admission for children in costume when accompanied by a paying adult.

There's no trick about this treat as the Aquarium transforms into the AquaScarium, with an admission discount for kids in costume, safe trick-or-treating, special activities and lots of safe (non-scary) family fun.



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Sensory-Friendly Morning

Dates:  Sun., Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. - noon

For some, the Aquarium is a place with too many stimuli. So we occasionally offer special mornings to give guests with sensory-processing differences a fun, comfortable and accepting environment. We also open two hours early and offer special IMAX® movie presentations.




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.

© 2016 The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

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