Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The health and safety of our guests and staff have always been and will remain the top priority of The Maritime Aquarium. As we re-open our doors to the public, 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 Monday through Sunday 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. Please note: Arrival times are in 30-minute increments, however, there is no time limit to your visit. Click Here for Tickets
Our Main Entrance has temporarily moved to the intersection of Marshall Street and N Water Street (directly across from the Maritime Garage Main Entrance.)
Our IMAX theater is closed until further notice.
Group pricing is available for Schools, Summer Camps, Scouts, Students and Chaperones. Click here to learn more about group discounts.
The Maritime Aquarium warmly welcomes all of our guests. We provide a variety of services, accommodations, and frequently asked questions for individuals and groups with special needs. Click here to learn more about accessibility at the Aquarium.
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 Television stations: Cablevision News 12 Connecticut, W.T.N.H. News 8, W.F.S.B. Channel 3 or N.B.C. Connecticut. We also post updates our Facebook page.
Click map below for directions
The Norwalk Parking Authority has more than 1,400 spaces available in three facilities all located within one block of the Aquarium! Norwalk Parking »
This facility offers 769 spaces and is located directly across from the Aquarium on North Water Street between Ann and Marshall streets. You are encouraged to bring your parking ticket down with you because payments are made in the garage's elevator lobby before you return to your vehicle. As an added convenience, payments are also accepted via MasterCard or VISA from your vehicle when exiting the garage. Simply, insert your ticket into the receptacle and follow the directions on the screen. Click here for rates.
Located adjacent to our IMAX Theater on North Water and Washington streets, this lot has 60 parking spaces. Payment is required in advance at the automated pay station located under the shelter on the boardwalk. Please note your parking space number and follow the payment instructions on the pay station. Space permitting, this lot also serves as the oversized vehicle parking location. Click here for rates.
600 spaces are available in this facility located one block from the Aquarium on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard between South Main and West Washington streets. This lot also serves as the oversized vehicle facility. Click here for rates.
Click here to download bus directions and parking brochure.
The Maritime Aquarium is a one-hour train ride from Grand Central Station. Get off at South Norwalk. Exit and walk down the driveway, turning right onto Monroe Street. Walk to the light and turn left onto South Main Street. At the next light, make a right onto Washington Street and proceed to the first light, where you will turn left onto North Water Street.
Discounted Train & Aquarium ticket packages are available from Metro-North at any ticket office or full-service ticket machine (except South Norwalk station).
Price varies by departure location. For more information go to: Metro-North Packages
The city of Norwalk offers public bus transportation. There are stops in South Norwalk. Go to Norwalk Transit for more details.
Introducing a new way to get around Downtown Norwalk. Wheels2U is a new shuttle service that will come to your location, pick you up and bring you where you want to go. Like a taxi or an Uber... Download the free app and we'll pick you up in minutes. Click here to learn more.
Tie up at the Norwalk Visitors Dock located on the starboard side as you're heading in, immediately before the Strofolino/Washington Street Bridge. (Fees are minimal. Call 854-7806.) Walk across the bridge into South Norwalk, and The Maritime Aquarium is immediately on your right.