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Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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The Maritime Aquarium, like so many, was profoundly affected by COVID-19. Deeply rooted in our mission, we continue to reinvent how we stay connected through virtual programs and interactive experiences. Click here to read more in our 2020 Impact Report. But your support has never been more critical as we continue to recover from the long lasting financial impacts of the pandemic. We need your support now to help ensure the safety and well-being of our animals and continue to serve our community.
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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.


A Slug's Life: Facing the Climate Endgame

Opening January 16!


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

  • Unlimited admission for 1 year
  • Special members previews
  • Discounted 4D Theater tickets
  • 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 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

  • Members-only hours: Mondays from 10 - 11 a.m. (excluding holidays)


  • Aquarium Admission
    • Adults (age 13-64): $26.95, Children (age 3-12): $19.95, Seniors (age 65+): $24.95
  • 4D Theater
    • $7 per person ($6 for members)

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 22, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Virtual Scout Program: Adventures in Science

April 24, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Virtual Program: Seals

April 26, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Programs & Events

The Maritime Aquarium offers a variety of programs both at the Aquarium or online!

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Cruise Long Island Sound

Our research vessel, "R/V Spirit of the Sound" cruises all year long, offering a cleaner and greener venue to explore Long Island Sound. In addition to public cruises, our vessel can be completely transformed to host your next gathering! We can custom design a private charter experience for both individuals and businesses. Click Here to Learn More

Marine Life Encounter Cruise

May 1, 2021
01:15 PM - 03:45 PM

Sunset Cruise

May 1, 2021
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

Marine Life Encounter Cruise

May 2, 2021
01:15 PM - 03:45 PM

Marine Life Encounter Cruise

May 8, 2021
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 - 5:00 pm

Members-Only Hours: Mondays from 10 - 11 a.m.

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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