Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Here's what you need to know before you visit The Maritime Aquarium!
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 COVID-19 protocols based on the Center for Disease Control (C.D.C.) and state of Connecticut guidance while still ensuring our visitors enjoy an entertaining and educational experience.
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.)
Although no longer required, we strongly recommend purchasing tickets online in advance of your visit. When purchasing Aquarium admission, arrival times are listed in 30-minute increments, however, there is no time limit to your visit. The last arrival time is 1 hour prior to closing.
Adults (age 13-64): $28.95, Children (age 3-12): $19.95, Seniors (age 65+): $24.95
$7 per person ($6 for members)
Online ticket purchases are not refundable. Prices subject to change without notice. Exhibit availability subject to change without notice.
Although no longer required, we strongly recommend Aquarium members secure their spot online in advance of their visit. When making a reservation, arrival times are listed in 30-minute increments, however, there is no time limit. The last arrival time is 1 hour prior to closing.
The Maritime Aquarium's state-of-the-art cinematic experience will send the action spilling off the two-story screen and over the audience with thrill-enhancing sensory special effects, such as scents, bubbles, wind, mists and more!
Happy Feet 4D Experience plays at 10:45, 11:45, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45 & 3:45.
BBC Earth’s OCTOPUS: Blue Planet II 4D Experience plays at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, 3:15 & 4:15
If you need help deciding what arrival time to choose, take a look at our most popular visitation times!
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 at the corner of 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 203.854.7806.) Walk across the bridge into South Norwalk, and The Maritime Aquarium is immediately on your right.
Group pricing is available for Schools, Summer Camps, Scouts, Students and Chaperones.
Participants in the SNAP food-assistance program can receive deep discounts on admission to The Maritime Aquarium.
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.
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 visit our Facebook page.
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a non-profit organization and relies upon donors and visitors to fund our mission. Supporting other non-profits in our community, we offer a discounted community support ticket package available to qualified organizations. You must provide your I.R.S Determination Letter. Purchase a community support ticket package of four Aquarium admission tickets for $28.95 from any cashier here at the Aquarium. The community support ticket package is not available online or over the phone. Registration is required. Only one package is issued per organization per fiscal year: July 1 – June 30. Also, the total number of tickets available for community support is limited on an annual basis.
Our goal is to support bona fide community organizations in our Aquarium's sphere of influence. This special ticket package may not be used the same day of purchase or given to your organization's employees. We reserve the right to refuse this offer to anyone.
If your organization does not qualify, another wonderful option is to purchase a Maritime Aquarium gift card good for Aquarium admission or cruises aboard our hybrid-electric research vessel for a truly unique auction item. Gift Cards can be purchased here at the Aquarium. We appreciate your support. Like your non-profit organization, we rely upon generous donors, in quantities small and large, to accomplish our mission.
For more information, please contact Angelica at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.852.0700, extension 2216.