Plan Your Visit

Everything you need to know to plan a visit to the Aquarium!

Please Note: Our Main Entrance has temporarily moved to the intersection of Marshall Street and N Water Street (directly across from the Maritime Garage Main Entrance.)


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 

Aquarium Admission includes one standard IMAX® movie. All standard movies are about 40 minutes long. Tickets to see just an IMAX movie (without Aquarium admission) can only be purchased at the box office. 

Things to Keep in Mind

The Polar Express will play at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 6 (there will be no 11 a.m. movie that day.) 

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Superpower Dogs

Join an immersive IMAX adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story narrated by Chris Evans, our best friends are also real-life superheroes.

Show Times
Daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Dolphins

Experience how dolphins live and play, and unravel the mysteries of dolphin communication in this Academy Award-nominated IMAX film which takes you into the complex lives of these fascinating animals.

Show Times
Daily at 12 & 3 p.m.

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Journey to the South Pacific

Take a journey to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea.

Show Times
Daily 1 & 4 p.m.

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Today's Schedule

Salute Norwalk Day

December 7, 2019
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Maritime Aquarium

Live Animal Encounter

December 7, 2019
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Sea Star Stage (Next to Jiggle-A-Jelly)

Shark-Diving Santa

December 7, 2019
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
The Maritime Aquarium

Behind-the-Scenes: Aquarium Tour

December 7, 2019
12:30 PM - 01:15 PM
The Maritime Aquarium

Shark-Diving Santa

December 7, 2019
01:15 PM - 01:45 PM
The Maritime Aquarium

Live Animal Encounter

December 7, 2019
01:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Sea Star Stage (Next to Jiggle-A-Jelly)

Shark-Diving Santa

December 7, 2019
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM
The Maritime Aquarium

Behind-the-Scenes: Shark Feeding Demonstration

December 8, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Public Shark Feeding

December 8, 2019
10:45 AM - 10:55 AM
Ocean Beyond the Sound Exhibit

Live Animal Encounter

December 8, 2019
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Sea Star Stage (Next to Jiggle-A-Jelly)

Shark-Diving Santa

December 8, 2019
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
The Maritime Aquarium

Shark-Diving Santa

December 8, 2019
01:15 PM - 01:45 PM
The Maritime Aquarium

 


How to Get Here

Please Note

  • Two primary local roads leading to the Aquarium are currently within construction zones. We recommend using the GPS on your car or phone to guide you … by plugging in the destination of 24 Marshall Street in Norwalk, Connecticut.   24 Marshall Street is NOT our actual address, but it’s the best address to use with your G.P.S. for avoiding the construction.

 


Visiting with a Group of 10 or More?

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


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. 
  • Smoking is not allowed on Aquarium premises. 

Accessibility

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.

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 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.

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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