Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Although no longer required, we strongly recommend purchasing tickets online in advance of your visit.
The Maritime Aquarium is no longer requiring guests to wear masks while visiting. We continue to be a mask-supportive environment, as it is the best way to slow community spread.
My son, he watches PBS and they have 'The Octonauts' and things like that. When he came to the Aquarium, he knew the animals. ... It was so nice for him to actually see them not just as a cartoon but to see them in real life. It made them real for him.
These are such uncertain times we are living in and having the opportunity to watch our children enjoy life with such purity is a gift ... as an autistic child, one of the only places [my son] can always be himself, with the exception of our home, is the Aquarium.
The aquarium had a wide variety, and every stage of growth. Everything is well-displayed, you can really get good views of all the creatures.
This is my favorite aquarium in Connecticut. It's large, beautiful, and had lots of great animals. My son loved the sharks and the touch tank with the huge sting rays and sharks.
Good place to take your children or grand children. No matter what your age is, you are assured to have a very good time.
We have 75 live exhibits featuring nearly 7,000 animals of 363 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.
Meet our five female harbor seals!
Experience a magical environment flittering with beautiful tropical butterflies in our summer exhibit!
Our mob's new home is now open!
A family membership pays for itself in less than 2 visits!
Extended Summer Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. through Labor Day
Use this handy map to guide you straight to The Maritime Aquarium.
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
Don't miss these fun offerings on your next trip to The Maritime Aquarium!
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
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.