Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 early ... at 3 p.m. ... on Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve.) From July 1 - Labor Day, we stay open until 6 p.m. daily.
Plunge into the oceans to encounter unique, dangerous and colorful creatures, from sharks to bizarre sea stars.
Show TimesAt 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. daily through March 23
Go on a giant-screen journey of discovery to see how today’s engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow.
Show TimesAt noon & 2 p.m. daily.
The fascinating story of a scientist whose research in the Amazon rain forest helped to prove Darwin's theories.
Show TimesAt 1 & 4 p.m. daily.
OPENING MARCH 24! 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 TimesPlaying on the hour from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. March 24. Then at 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. daily.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Scout Day at The Maritime Aquarium offers admissi...
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Would you jump into a tank of water fille...
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Watch as the seals are fed and exhibit entertainin...
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Join us for a fun “March Mania” ...
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Would you jump into a tank of water filled with 6...
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Please note: North Water Street will be closed until April 2018 for the construction of the SoNo Collection. Here are alternative routes:
Click map below for directions
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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. The Maritime Aquarium’s IMAX® Theater entrance will be in front of you. (You can enter the Aquarium here; IMAX purchase not required.)
Discounted Train-Aquarium-IMAX 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
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. There is plenty here for a weekend trip. Check out this travel story by New England Boating, Report from the field: Norwalk, CT.
The city of Norwalk offers public bus transportation. There are stops in South Norwalk. Go to Norwalk Transit for more details.
Click here to learn about group discounts.
Our facility is handicap accessible. We have a limited number of wheelchairs available for visitors at no cost.
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.
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.