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

Aquarium admission includes one classic IMAX® movie. Please scroll to bottom for important instructions for online purchases.
Member Discount for online purchases requires registration. (See below.)

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(Includes Aquarium & classic 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, Sunset Cruises and holiday Fireworks Cruises. Get tickets & details on our cruises page.

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Must be 42" or taller.


Hollywood IMAX movies are priced slightly higher. Visit our movie page.

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.


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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