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 early ... 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

"Deep Sea"

Plunge into the oceans to encounter unique, dangerous and colorful creatures, from sharks to bizarre sea stars.

Show Times
At 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. daily through March 23

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"Dream Big"

Go on a giant-screen journey of discovery to see how today’s engineers are shaping the world of tomorrow.

Show Times
At noon & 2 p.m. daily.

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"Amazon Adventure"

The fascinating story of a scientist whose research in the Amazon rain forest helped to prove Darwin's theories.

Show Times
At 1 & 4 p.m. daily.

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Backyard Wilderness

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 Times
Playing on the hour from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. March 24. Then at 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. daily.

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Today's Schedule

How to Get Here

Please note: North Water Street will be closed until April 2018 for the construction of the SoNo Collection. Here are alternative routes:

  • A temporary extension of Pine Street has been constructed to connect West Avenue and North Water Street at the train trestle
  • Both Ann Street and Marshall Street will remain open providing access to the Aquarium


Visiting with a Group of 10 or More?

Click here to learn about group discounts.

Handicap Accessibility

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

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.

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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