Ways to Give​

Help support the Aquarium's mission to inspire 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. One of the best ways to support us is through The Maritime Fund.

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There are so many ways you can help—thank you for your support and partnership!


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Strengthening our Community.  Protecting our Environment.​

The Maritime Aquarium is great for a fun, informative family outing, but we are much more than that.

  • Educating tomorrow’s generation. Our Education experts are winning national recognition for its outreach, programming and partnership with teachers on STEM training. And now, they are helping to close the education gap worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic through virtual programming and a variety of summer learning opportunities.
  • Protecting our environment. We are a leader in conservation of Long Island Sound and its watershed, through our numerous research efforts on key species and habitats and policy expertise on key laws and issues. We inspire multiple generations of visitors to become citizen scientists through our field programs, and we give them a window to the importance of protecting Long Island Sound through our exhibits.  
  • Advancing animal care. We are a leading expert in the cultivation of jellies, and we are undertaking innovative breeding programs for horseshoe crabs and other fish species. We care for protected, endangered or threatened species, such as our harbor seals, sea turtles, sturgeon and corals. All told, we provide exceptional care to nearly 7,000 animals—representing 310 species – who call The Maritime Aquarium home.

With your continued, generous support, we can do so much more—for the animals we love, the children we inspire and the environment we need.​

Click Here to Support The Maritime Fund

Double Your Donation

Did you know many companies offer a matching gift program to match charitable contributions made by their employees? Gifts from employees' spouses and retirees may also qualify!

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Browse Our Amazon Wish List

If you are looking for a way to support The Maritime Aquarium and our animals, please consider purchasing an enrichment item from our Amazon Wish List! We use enrichment as a way of stimulating our animals and engaging them in natural behavior.  All of the items on our enrichment wish list have been carefully selected by our animal care staff to provide a safe and stimulating experience for our animals. 

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Establish a Corporate Partnership

Our Corporate Partners represent a committed group of small and large businesses whose investments further the Aquarium’s mission and provide meaningful benefits to their customers and employees.  ​

The Maritime Aquarium’s Corporate Volunteer Program provides the opportunity for company employees to join together as a team and give back in meaningful, educational and entertaining ways. These opportunities can be tailored to our partners, be employee-based or designed to include employees with their families.  Opportunities include:​

  • Supporting and/or organizing a variety of field programs and activities in research, restoration and clean-up​
  • Refurbishing or rebuilding some of our exhibits​
  • Refurbishing our classrooms​
  • And so much more!​

Sponsoring an exhibit, event or program at The Maritime Aquarium is another way to convey that your company cares about providing STEM and marine-science education to the next generation, as well as protecting Long Island Sound and the global environment.  Corporate sponsorship opportunities include:​

  • Naming opportunities for new exhibits, research facilities and labs​
  • Sponsorship of our annual gala and golf classic​
  • Education and other professional development programs​

To learn more about Corporate Partnership opportunities contact Danielle Tranzillo, Director of Development at development@maritimeaquarium.org

Plan Your Legacy

Protecting Long Island Sound and the global environment and providing high-quality science education programming is a life-long mission, which The Maritime Aquarium has upheld and expanded over the last 30 years.  Ensuring this mission continues uninterrupted requires enduring commitments from our most passionate supporters.​

There are several planned giving opportunities to ensure your impact on The Maritime Aquarium continues through future generations:​

  • Bequests to charities​
  • Naming charities as beneficiaries of retirement plans and life insurance policies​
  • Charitable remainder trusts​
  • Charitable lead trusts​

Tax advantages associated with each option vary, so we recommend you consult with your tax advisor prior to making a giving plan.​

To discuss planning your legacy with The Maritime Aquarium, contact Danielle Tranzillo, Director of Development at development@maritimeaquarium.org or call (203) 852-0700, extension 2204.

Contribute with Stock or Wire Transfers

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


For more information, contact Danielle Tranzillo, Director of Development at development@maritimeaquarium.org. ​

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: Mondays from 10 - 11 a.m.

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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