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Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Experience The Sea

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Inspiring people of all ages

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.

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!

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Journey with Jellies

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

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Ocean Beyond the Sound

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

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Membership:

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
Membership

Aquarium Hours:

Aquarium: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm daily
Cafe: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm daily
Gift Shop: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm daily

 

Aquarium Admission:

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

*Prices as of Aug. 1, 2019

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Getting Here:

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

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

Hatchlings

September 7, 2019
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Keep America BeautifulĀ® Trash Dash

September 15, 2019
07:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Aquarium Yoga

September 21, 2019
08:30 AM - 09:45 AM

Savor Lobster

September 22, 2019
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Homeschool Day

October 2, 2019
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

What's Happening

From "Fish Tales: Story Time" every Friday, "Behind-the-Scenes Experiences" on Saturdays and Sundays to Seasonal Events ... there's always something fun going on at the Aquarium!

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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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Marine Life Encounter Cruise

August 21, 2019
01:15 PM - 03:45 PM

Marine Life Encounter Cruise

August 22, 2019
01:15 PM - 03:45 PM

Norwalk Island Cruise

August 22, 2019
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Marine Life Encounter Cruise

August 23, 2019
01:15 PM - 03:45 PM

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 - 6:00 pm

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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