Aquarium Admission


Adults (age 13-64): $28.95, Children (age 3-12): $19.95, Seniors (age 65+): $24.95


$7 per person ($6 for members)

Ticket Packages & Options

Tickets must be purchased in advance until further notice. Please select an option for either a combo ticket (Aquarium admission & 4D film) or Aquarium admission only. During checkout you will be asked to select both an arrival time and film showtime. 

Arrival times are listed in 30-minute increments, however, there is no time limit to your visit. The last arrival time is 1 hour prior to closing.  

Aquarium Admission & Happy Feet 4D Experience Combo Ticket

Tap into adventure! Journey to Antarctica where you’ll meet a lively cast of penguin characters, including Mumble a heart-warming, tap dancing Emperor Penguin.

  • 13 minutes long

Aquarium Admission & Shark: A 4D Experience® Combo Ticket

Explore the complex nature of some of the world’s most strange and mysterious ocean species in BBC Earth’s Shark: A 4D Experience®

  • 12 minutes long

Aquarium Admission Only

Aquarium admission without a 4D Theater experience.

Want to see a 4D film without visiting the rest of the Aquarium? Tickets for 4D films only are sold exclusively onsite.

Additional Visitor Information

Hours of Operation

The Maritime Aquarium is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m

4D Theater Showtimes

  • Films alternate every 20 minutes beginning with BBC Earth's Shark: A 4D Experience® at 10:20 a.m.
  • Happy Feet 4D Experience plays at 10:45, 11:45, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45 & 3:45.

  • BBC Earth's Shark: A 4D Experience® plays at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15 & 4:15.

Visitor Guidelines

The health and safety of our guests and staff have always been and will remain the top priority of The Maritime Aquarium. We have implemented COVID-19 protocols based on Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state of Connecticut guidance while still ensuring our visitors enjoy an entertaining and educational experience. 

Click Here for All Current Visitor Guidelines

Please note: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.  COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Ticket Policies

Online ticket purchases are not refundable. Prices subject to change without notice. Exhibit availability subject to change without notice. 

Gift Cards

We have gift cards in any amount for Aquarium visits, memberships, boat cruises, public programs and more.

  • Gift Cards are not available for purchase online and cannot be used to purchase online.
  • Gift Cards are not accepted in the Café or Gift Shop.
  • There is no handling fee for an over the phone transaction.
  • They do not expire.

If you would like to purchase a Gift Card, please visit the Aquarium or contact our Reservations Department. (203) 852-0700, extension 2206.

Visiting with a Group of 10 or More?

Group pricing is available for Schools, Summer Camps, Scouts, Students and Chaperones. 

Click Here Visit Our Group Pricing Page for More Information

SNAP EBT Discount

Participants in the SNAP food-assistance program can receive deep discounts on admission to The Maritime Aquarium. 

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Community Support Ticket Package

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a non-profit organization and relies upon donors and visitors to fund our mission. Supporting other non-profits in our community, we offer a discounted community support ticket package available to qualified organizations. You must provide your I.R.S Determination Letter. Purchase a community support ticket package of four Aquarium admission tickets for $28.95 from any cashier here at the Aquarium. The community support ticket package is not available online or over the phone. Registration is required. Only one package is issued per organization per fiscal year: July 1 – June 30. Also, the total number of tickets available for community support is limited on an annual basis.

Our goal is to support bona fide community organizations in our Aquarium's sphere of influence. This special ticket package may not be used the same day of purchase or given to your organization's employees. We reserve the right to refuse this offer to anyone.

If your organization does not qualify, another wonderful option is to purchase a Maritime Aquarium gift card good for Aquarium admission or cruises aboard our hybrid-electric research vessel for a truly unique auction item. Gift Cards can be purchased here at the Aquarium. We appreciate your support. Like your non-profit organization, we rely upon generous donors, in quantities small and large, to accomplish our mission.

For more information, please contact Angelica at or 203.852.0700, extension 2216.

HAPPY FEET and all related characters and elements © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.  (s22) 

The BBC and BBC Earth are trademarks of the British Broadcasting Corporation and are used under licence. BBC logo © BBC 1996. © BBC Studios 2016.
© Morné Hardenberg/Atlantic Edge Films

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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