Every gift, large or small, counts 

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In this unprecedented time, your support of The Maritime Aquarium is more vital than ever. Our Fight for the Future campaign aims to ensure the survival of one of Connecticut’s most iconic landmarks—now and for years to come.

Over the past 32 years, The Maritime Aquarium has become a landmark in Connecticut—providing 15 million guests, 270,000 of whom joined us as loyal members, with hands-on learning experiences and the opportunity to explore and interact with nearly 7,000 animals—from jellies to sea turtles to sharks. But now our future depends on you 

As COVID-19 spread throughout our community, we closed our doors and lost critical operating funds that support our resident animals, as well as nationally renowned education programs and conservation initiatives.  This impact is long-lasting.

We must secure an initial, critical $1 million by October to ensure our work can continue.  Gifts will be put to immediate use to: 

  • Advance animal care. Every day, we make sure nearly 7,000 animals receive the highest quality care—from providing 230 pounds of food to making 2,000 gallons of artificial sea water.  
  • Provide a healthy and safe experience for our guests and staff. We are complying with state and federal safety guidelines and requiring all staff and guests over the age of 2 to wear a protective face covering, providing hand sanitizer throughout the facility, creating new signage to support social distancing and more.   
  • Educate tomorrow’s generation. Our education team develops nationally renowned STEM-based programming, including online resources to keep children engaged while schools are closed.  
  • Protect our environment. We are a leader in the conservation of Long Island Sound through research, advising and policy engagement.  

With your generous support of Our Fight For The Future, we will sustain and enhance our programs—for the animals  we love, the children  we inspire and the environment we need.​ 

Click here to donate to Our Fight for the Future

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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