Hours of Operation

The Maritime Aquarium is open from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day of the year, except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. (Also please note that we close at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve.)

From July 1 - Labor Day, we stay open until 6 p.m. daily.

 

Movies Playing

"Backyard Wilderness"

This film reminds us that Wi-Fi is not the only connection that matters and that in ordinary places, we can discover extraordinary things – if we just step outside.

Show Times
Playing at 11 a.m., 1 & 4 p.m. through Sept. 3. (no 4 p.m. on Thurs.)

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"Pandas"

Follow a young panda as she takes her first steps in the wild – and the biologists in China teaching her to survive on her own – in “Pandas,” an inspiring and endearing new movie!

Show Times
Playing at 12, 3 & 5 p.m. through Sept. 3.

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Great White Shark

Misrepresented, maligned and misunderstood, the Great White Shark is an iconic predator: the creature we love to fear… this film explores the Great White’s place in our imaginations, in our fears, and in the reality of its role at the top of the oceanic food chain…

Show Times
Playing at 2 p.m. daily through Sept. 3.

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Throwback Thursdays

In honor of our 30th anniversary!
See “Africa: The Serengeti” on July 19!
Then ...
July 26: “The Living Sea”
Aug. 2: “A Beautiful Planet”
Aug. 9: “Dolphins”
Aug. 16: “Born to Be Wild”
Aug. 23 – “Humpback Whales”
Aug. 30: “Grand Canyon: River at Risk”

Show Times
Thursdays at 4 p.m. July 5 - Aug. 30

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Today's Schedule

Open Ocean Feeding

July 16, 2018
11:00 AM - 11:10 AM
Ocean Beyond the Sound Exhibit

Seal-Training Demonstration

July 16, 2018
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Seal Exhibit

Seal-Training Demonstration

July 16, 2018
01:45 PM - 02:00 PM
Seal Exhibit

Seal-Training Demonstration

July 16, 2018
03:45 PM - 04:00 PM
Seal Exhibit

Shark Feeding

July 17, 2018
10:45 AM - 10:55 AM
Ocean Beyond the Sound Exhibit

Mammal Interact Table

July 17, 2018
11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Newman's Own Hall

Seal-Training Demonstration

July 17, 2018
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Seal Exhibit

Seal-Training Demonstration

July 17, 2018
01:45 PM - 02:00 PM
Seal Exhibit

Seal-Training Demonstration

July 17, 2018
03:45 PM - 04:00 PM
Seal Exhibit

 

How to Get Here

PLEASE NOTE

Because of nearby construction projects, two primary local roads leading to the Aquarium currently are closed.  We recommend using the GPS on your car or phone to guide you … by plugging in the destination of 24 Marshall Street in Norwalk, CT.  24 Marshall Street is NOT our actual address, but it’s the best address to use with your GPS for avoiding the road closures.

 

Visiting with a Group of 10 or More?

Group pricing is available for Schools, Summer Camps, Scouts, Students and Chaperones. To learn more about group discounts, click here.

 

Personal Items

  • Guests may bring strollers, wheelchairs and backpacks from home.
  • For the safety of the animals, outside food and drinks are not allowed in the Aquarium. However, we do make an exception for guests with dietary restrictions or medical conditions. If you fall into this category, please feel free to bring your own food or medication with you when you visit.
  • Costumes with full masks or head coverings are prohibited (However, Head Covers that are required for religious purposes or to honor cultural tradition are allowed.)
  • Weapons, even with permits, are not allowed on premises. 
 

Handicap Accessibility

Our facility is handicap accessible. We have a limited number of wheelchairs available for visitors at no cost.

 

Inclement Weather

In case of inclement weather, this website may not always communicate the latest information about delayed openings or early closings. Please call (203) 852-0700 or tune in to the following TV stations: Cablevision News 12 Connecticut, WTNH-TV 8, WFSB TV-3 or NBC CT. We also post updates our Facebook page.

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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