Current Visitor Guidelines

Updated April 12, 2022

The health and safety of our guests and staff have always been and will remain the top priority of The Maritime Aquarium. We have implemented COVID-19 protocols based on Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state of Connecticut guidance while still ensuring our visitors enjoy an entertaining and educational experience.

As always, when you visit, our staff and signage will help guide you through the Aquarium so that you have a smooth experience, but there are some changes that you need to know both before you visit and while you are here.

Planning Your Visit


Ticketing and Entry

Although no longer required, we strongly recommend purchasing tickets online in advance of your visit.


Click here to Make a member reservation


Things to keep in Mind

  • Arrival times are listed in 30-minute increments, however, there is no time limit to your visit.
  • The last ticket will be sold 1 hour prior to closing.
  • Re-entry is only allowed within the timed ticket period.
  • All guests enter and exit through designated doors at our Main Entrance next to the bus circle.
  • The queue to enter the Aquarium is outdoors.
  • A staff member will check your reservation receipt. You may provide your receipt on your mobile device or a printed hard copy. There will be no exchange of items (i.e. tickets, maps membership cards).
  • A hand sanitizing station is available upon entry to the Aquarium, guests are encouraged to use this station prior to starting their visit.

Mask Requirements

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.

The Maritime Aquarium reserves the right to deny access to our facility if a guest, member, employee or volunteer refuses to participate in these regulations at any time during their visit.

Vaccine Requirements

The Maritime Aquarium is not requiring proof of vaccination to visit, however, requirements for private and after-hour events may differ.

While You Visit the Aquarium


Touch Experiences

All animal touch tanks and digital touchscreen experiences are open!

  • All guests are expected to utilize our hand washing stations before and after any touch experience.


Restrooms and the nursing area are open to the public.

  • Restrooms are cleaned frequently using the recommended guidelines from the C.D.C.

Lost and Found

Until further notice, only high-value lost items will be held for reclaim. If you have lost one of these items during your visit please notify a team member.

These items include the following:

  • Jewelry
  • Cell Phones
  • Cameras
  • iPad
  • Wallets

Please note: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

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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