Who We Are

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.

Exhibits

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.

  • Hands-on experiences: An Intertidal Zone Touch Tank with sea stars, crabs and other shoreline creatures; a Shark & Ray Touch Pool with graceful creatures that don't mind a stroke on the back; and Jiggle A Jelly, letting guests do something they've been told all their lives NOT to do: touch live jellies.
  • Nose-to-nose interactions: Harbor seals, sea turtles and river otters that seem as curious about us as we are about them.
  • Safe behind the glass: Sharks and jellyfish that, at the beach, would empty the water of swimmers.
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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 - 6:00 pm

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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