Area Attractions | Hotels & Packages

Washington St in Norwalk Connecticut only a few feet away from the aquarium.

The Maritime Aquarium is in the heart of the historic waterfront neighborhood of South Norwalk, affectionately called SoNo. This busy area is alive with boutiques, cafes, and eclectic shops by day; movie theaters, nightclubs and fine restaurants by night. SoNo's eateries and shops are just a short walk from The Maritime Aquarium.

For more information about SoNo, visit the SoNo website or visit their Facebook page.

About Norwalk, Connecticut

You can go to the City of Norwalk's website for more information about Norwalk at You also can check out the local Norwalk paper: The Hour. Online news from and about Norwalk also can be found at The Norwalk Daily Voice, the Hamlet Hubs for SoNo and Norwalk, and Norwalk Patch.

What Else is in SoNo?

Norwalk Seaport Association: Founded in 1978, the Norwalk Seaport Association is lower Fairfield County’s most active nonprofit organization devoted to maritime preservation, education and the area’s seafaring heritage. It maintains the Sheffield Island Lighthouse, offers summer boat rides out to the lighthouse and also sponsors the city's annual Oyster Festival each second week of September.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children: Named one of America's Top 50 Children's Museums, it features interactive exhibits, educational programs and fun for the whole family.

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum: One of the earliest and finest surviving Second Empire Style country houses ever built in the United States. Tours are available.

Visit Connecticut

The state of Connecticut has much to offer. Turn your visit to The Maritime Aquarium into a weekend or weeklong vacation. For all you can do in Connecticut, visit the state's official tourism site:

Metro-North Package

Metro-North Railroad offers a package through its One-Day Getaways that includes discounted rail service to South Norwalk station and admission to The Maritime Aquarium. For details, call 1-800-METRO-INFO or visit their website.

Once you purchase the Metro-North package, please call our Reservations Department at (203) 852-0700 extension 2206 between 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday or email to schedule your Aquarium visit.

Hotel Packages

If you’re making your visit to The Maritime Aquarium part of an extended trip, you’ll need a place to stay. The hotels listed below offer their guests either discounted Aquarium admission vouchers or packages that include Aquarium vouchers.


DoubleTree by Hilton (203) 853-3477

Even Hotel (855) 879-3836

Hilton Garden Inn (203) 523-4000

Hotel Zero Degrees (203) 750-9800

Residence Inn Norwalk (203) 229-1234


Delamar (203) 661-9800


The Hampton Inn (203) 925-5900


Delamar (203) 259-2800


Courtyard by Marriott Stamford Downtown (203) 358-8822

Local Restaurant Deals

Extend your Norwalk visit with a meal in a nearby eatery. Show your receipt and save!

Donovan's 138 Washington Street, save 10% with Aquarium receipt.

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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