"It's all within an easy walk of the [train] station too – including The Maritime Aquarium, the one relatively new building in the group and the one that enables grownups to enjoy browsing and shopping while still entertaining the children."

– The New York Times

Visit the Aquarium

Sea Star Fun Fact

Try not to call these cool shoreline creatures "starfish." Sea stars aren't fish, so the proper name is "sea star."  (Similarly, call them jellies, not jellyfish.)

Maritime Aquarium Admission

Now through Dec. 14, Aquarium admission includes one standard IMAX® movie. Please scroll to bottom for important instructions for online purchases.

NOTE: from Dec. 15-Jan. 15, standard IMAX movies will not be shown so that we can present "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."  Click here to purchase "Last Jedi" tickets. 

Member Discount for online purchases requires registration. (See below.)

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(Includes Aquarium & standard IMAX® movie)

Adults: $22.95
Child (age 3-12): $15.95
Youth (age 13-17): $20.95
Senior (age 65+): $20.95

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Click the Buy Tickets button to select your IMAX movie and complete your transaction.
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Current options include Marine Life Study Cruises, Lighthouse Cruises, TGIF Cruises and Sunset Cruises. Get tickets & details on our cruises page.

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Must be 42" or taller.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Opens Dec. 15 on Connecticut's largest IMAX screen – it's six stories high! – in spectacular 15/70 film projection

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Members receive unlimited Aquarium visits and discounts. JOIN NOW!

Children under 3 free.

Active Military (with ID) are free.
(Offer good to active military individuals only; not to family members or others in their party.)

Veterans (with ID) receive $10 off Aquarium admission only.

Available at the door only. Not in advance online.



Online ticket purchases are not refundable.

Online ticket MEMBERS notification: To receive your Member Discount for online purchases, you must FIRST register with the e-mail we have on file in your membership record. Member Discount will then be reflected in your final checkout. Once you initially register for online purchasing, simply sign in for subsequent visits.

For groups of 10 or more, reservations must be made at least 24 hrs. prior to visit.
Call weekdays Mon.-Fri. only. Please click here.

All tickets are available for purchase at each entrance.

Prices subject to change without notice.
Exhibit availability subject to change without notice.

  • Stroller Rental available. $5 per stroller per visit. Yes, you may bring your own stroller.
  • Handicap Accessible. Our facility is handicap accessible. We have a limited number of wheelchairs available for visitors at no cost.
  • ATM available.

Please click on the "Visit the Aquarium" tab for general information to better plan your day. That page includes special information for Handicapped visitors, best time to avoid crowds, how weather affects our visitor experience, considerations for Senior Citizens, how long it takes to visit and more.

We have gift cards...

in any amount for Aquarium visits, IMAX® movies, memberships, boat cruises, public programs and more.

A gift of Aquarium membership offers unlimited visits all year long. Gift Cards are NOT available for purchase online and CANNOT be used to purchase online.
Gift Cards are NOT accepted in the Café, Gift Shop or at SharpShooters.
There is no handling fee for an over the phone transaction.
They do not expire.
If you would like to purchase a Gift Card, please visit the aquarium or contact our Reservations Department. (203) 852-0700, x 2206.

Please also consider a tax-deductible gift to The Maritime Aquarium, supporting our non-profit institution and mission.