Maritime Aquarium Response Fund

Although The Maritime Aquarium is currently closed, we are still very much active behind the scenes.  Our devoted staff continues to come to the Aquarium each day, seven days a week, to provide the highest level of care to more than 6,000 animals, including our sea turtles, harbor seals, sharks, rays, jellies, meerkats, and 300 other species that are home with us.

And since you cannot visit us, we are bringing the Aquarium to you – through a newly created virtual aquarium with live sessions, and a full offering of online educational programs for toddlers to high school students. 

The financial impact of this closure is significant and as a result, we are asking for your support to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our animals, as well as, to help us provide quality learning opportunities to communities. 

Right now, your dollar will be doubled by a generous match seeded by our Board of Trustees, up to $75,000.  Your gift will be designated to the Response Fund to get us through this challenging period.

Your Donation of …  

  • $25 feeds our sea turtles and stingrays for one day
  • $50 supports the participation of 5 low-income families in Aquarium virtual programs
  • $100 provides vitamins and medications to all of our animals each day
  • $250 supports the production of 2,000 gallons of seawater per day
  • $500 to fund the development of a new distance learning program to support teachers and students
  • $1,000 to feed our jellies for the next 30 days
Click Here to Donate now


If you would like to contribute via wire or stock transfer, please contact Danielle Tranzillo, Director of Development at

Your donation of up to $300 is tax-deductible, even if you claim a standard deduction on your 2020 federal tax return, under the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act). Click here for more information, and thank you in advance for your generous gift! 


Click Here to Learn About Other Ways You Can Support The Maritime Aquarium

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.

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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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