Today's Hours

Like other attractions and recreational businesses in Connecticut, The Maritime Aquarium is closed to the public through April 30 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. 

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Our Exhibits

Come see the sea

We have 75 live exhibits featuring more than 2,700 marine animals of 300 species. Your Long Island Sound journey begins along a freshwater river and the shallow waters of the salt marsh, then moves into deeper and deeper habitats out to the open ocean.

Just Add Water

Trace a path from desert to rainforest – and meet animals of those environments - in this new exhibit!


Journey with Jellies

Get close to some of the most strangely beautiful – but painfully dangerous – animals in the sea.


Ocean Beyond the Sound

Features a 110,000-gallon habitat that is home to several types of sharks.


Come visit us

Water you up to today?


A family membership pays for itself in less than 2 visits!

  • Unlimited admission for 1 year
  • Special members previews
  • Discounted tickets for guests
  • Discounted tickets for programs, camps and boat cruises
  • Provides a year-long journey of adventure and excitement with changing exhibits and seasonal events

Aquarium Hours:

Aquarium: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily
Cafe: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm daily
Gift Shop: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily


Aquarium Admission:

  • Adult (age 13-64): $26.95
  • Child (age 3-12): $19.95
  • Senior (age 65+): $24.95

Getting Here:

Use this handy map to guide you straight to the Maritime Aquarium.

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

Virtual Program: Fish Tales

April 6, 2020
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Virtual Program: Fish Tales

April 6, 2020
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Virtual Program: Sound Ecosystems

April 6, 2020
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Virtual Program: Coasts that Shift and Change

April 6, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

What's Happening

We're still here, answering your questions every afternoon during our live Q&As and through our new virtual programs! You can also click here to watch some of our most popular IMAX movies online.

Plus, Teachers, click here to learn more about our virtual science lessons for your students!

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Upcoming Cruises

Our research vessel, "R/V Spirit of the Sound" cruises all year long, offering a cleaner and greener venue to explore Long Island Sound.

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Conservation and Research

The Maritime Aquarium gives visitors a window into Long Island Sound, officially designated an Estuary of National Significance, and a veritable rain forest of the sea, rich in aquatic life. This extraordinary ecosystem has supported the economy and culture of this region since prehistoric times.

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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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