Still Caring. Still Sharing.  

Like other attractions and recreational businesses in Connecticut, The Maritime Aquarium is currently closed to the public to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Please be assured that our devoted Animal Husbandry staff continues to provide excellent care to the seals, sharks, sea turtles and 300+ other species during this public closure. Click here to help support us during this time.

Join us—from anywhere—on Friday, June 5 at 6:00 p.m. EST for our first-ever Virtual Gala! Celebrate the ocean during this evening of music, inspiration and exploration of the opportunities and challenges ahead. Click Here to Learn More

Support Us 

Please consider a financial gift to help ensure that our seals, sharks, sea turtles and 6,000 other animals continue to receive the highest-quality care while our doors remain closed.  And, right now, your dollar will be doubled by a generous match seeded by our Board of Trustees, up to $75,000. Your gift will be designated to the Response Fund to get us through this challenging period. Click Here to Donate Now

You can also make a difference during this time of social distance by joining or renewing your Aquarium membership! The clock on your annual term won't start until we reopen, but your support will help us get through this crisis today. Click Here to Learn More

As a member of the Aquarium Conservation Partnership, please join us in asking Congress to provide emergency relief funding to U.S. aquariums, zoos and other nonprofit cultural organizations during these unprecedented times. Click Here to Voice Your Support. Thank you to the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce for joining other Chamber of Commerces to support relief funding for nonprofit cultural organizations. Click Here to View the Letter of Support


Event Updates 

All events and cruises have been canceled until further notice. If you have purchased tickets in advance, please contact our Reservations Department at 203.852.0700, ext. 2206. 

Summer Camp: We are now accepting registrations for camp sessions beginning in July! Click Here to Learn More

Badge Weekend: Rescheduled to Oct. 17 & 18. Click Here to Learn More

World Oceans Weekend | June 5-8: World Oceans Day encourages people around our blue planet to celebrate and honor the ocean, which connects us all. This year, The Maritime Aquarium is expanding this celebration with an entire weekend full of events and experiences that you can do while social distancing! Click Here to Learn More



Check out these webinars hosted by our President and CEO Jason Patlis on topics ranging from animal care to education.

Animal Care Webinar on April 16, 2020

Distance Learning Webinar on April 23, 2020

Conservation & Citizen Science Webinar on April 30, 2020

Teaching During a Pandemic Webinar on May 7, 2020

Our 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.

Contact Us

Open Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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