Today's Hours

Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Plan your visit
We are still the same place you know and love, but there are a few things to keep in mind when visiting ... WAVES!


Our Exhibits

Come see the sea

We have 75 live exhibits featuring more than 2,700 marine 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.

Just Add Water

Trace a path from desert to rainforest – and meet animals of those environments - in this new exhibit!


Journey with Jellies

Get close to some of the most strangely beautiful – but painfully dangerous – animals in the sea.


Ocean Beyond the Sound

Features a 110,000-gallon habitat that is home to several types of sharks.


Come visit us

Water you up to today?


A family membership pays for itself in less than 2 visits!

  • Unlimited admission for 1 year
  • Special members previews
  • 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:

Aquarium: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

  • Members-only hours: weekdays from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Cafe (opening July 1): 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily
Gift Shop: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

Aquarium Admission:

  • Adult (age 13-64): $26.95
  • Child (age 3-12): $19.95
  • Senior (age 65+): $24.95

Getting Here:

Use this handy map to guide you straight to the Maritime Aquarium.

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

Fish Tales

July 13, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Life Between the Tides

July 13, 2020
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Similarities & Differences

July 14, 2020
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

All About Seals

July 15, 2020
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Virtual Programs

Students, families and individuals are welcome to take part in our live-streaming virtual programs!

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Cruise Long Island Sound

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

Norwalk Islands Cruise

July 12, 2020
01:15 PM - 02:45 PM

Norwalk Islands Cruise

July 14, 2020
01:15 PM - 02:45 PM

Norwalk Islands Cruise

July 15, 2020
01:15 PM - 02:45 PM

Norwalk Islands Cruise

July 16, 2020
01:15 PM - 02:45 PM

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.

Learn more

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

Members-Only Hours: Weekdays 10:00 - 11:00 am

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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