We are closed today
Updated October 30, 2020
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 policies and procedures in order to adhere to the recommended guidelines by the State of Connecticut and the Center for Disease Control while still ensuring our visitors enjoy an entertaining and educational experience.
As always, when you visit, our staff and signage will help guide you through the Aquarium so that you have a smooth experience, but there are some changes that you need to know both before you visit and while you are here. We know that there is a lot of changes these days, so we have created an easy way to remember the key things you need to know ... WAVES!
The Maritime Aquarium is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Aquarium is only closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. (Also please note that we close at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve.)
Aquarium members are no longer required to reserve tickets in advance of their visit, although it is recommended. Click here to reserve your spot.
In order to manage our capacity in adherence with state guidelines, all other guests will be required to reserve a specific date and arrival time ahead of their visit here on our website. Walk-ups are no longer allowed.
All guests, members, employees, volunteers, and vendors must adhere to State of Connecticut regulations regarding social distancing and cloth face coverings.
The Maritime Aquarium reserves the right to deny access to our facility if a guest, member, employee or volunteer refuses to participate in these regulations at any time during their visit.
Signage will help assist guests throughout the Aquarium to recognize safe social distancing from other visitors in gathering areas such as lines for entry, as well as, viewing stations at popular exhibits.
Similar procedures are in place at the restrooms, Gift Shop and Cascade Cafe.
Touch tanks are open at this time.
All touchscreen experiences, including the Sketch and Release digital wall, are unavailable until further notice.
Restrooms and the nursing area are open to the public.
Although an elevator is not required during your visit, they are available to guests and employees.
Our remodeled Gift Shop is open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Cascade Café is open for grab and go only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday.
Until further notice, only high value lost items will be held for reclaim. If you have lost one of these items during your visit please notify a team member.
These items include the following:
Our IMAX theater reopens on Friday, November 27 for a 7-week farewell filled with fan-favorite movies from the past three decades! Click here to purchase IMAX tickets.