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Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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The Maritime Aquarium offers exceptional programs and services that celebrate the diversity of nature and our connection to Long Island Sound. Show your support by making a year-end donation. No matter how much you give, every dollar works hard to keep our 7,000 animals healthy and safe, to develop new educational programs, and to advance our conservation efforts.
Right now, your gift will be matched 1:1 up to $100,000!
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Our Exhibits

Come see the sea

We have 75 live exhibits featuring nearly 7,000 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.

Pinniped Cove

Our harbor seals' enormous new exhibit is now open!


Sandbar Shark Exhibit

This new exhibit features four sandbar sharks, one of the shark species native to Long Island Sound.


Think You Know Goldfish?

This special exhibit is open through Spring 2022!


Come visit us

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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:

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily


  • Aquarium Admission
    • Adults (age 13-64): $28.95 
    • 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

Animal Encounter

December 1, 2021
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Seal Feeding Demonstration

December 1, 2021
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Seal Feeding Demonstration

December 1, 2021
01:30 PM - 01:45 PM

Animal Encounter

December 1, 2021
02:15 PM - 02:30 PM

Programs & Events

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

In September 2021, the roll-out and execution of our virtual programs received the Top Award for Education from The Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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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

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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