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A 501(c)3 not-for-profit institution holding prestigious accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, 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.
Guests enjoy personal interactions with animals and interpretation by knowledgeable staff and volunteers. With our welcoming atmosphere, focus on service to visitors, and outstanding amenities, The Maritime Aquarium is the premier family destination in the region.
Admired for their quality and dramatic elegance, our exhibits are carefully designed to give people of all ages entertaining, educational and emotional experiences with animals in order to instill a sense of wonder in the diversity of nature and a sense of responsibility for conservation.