Leaving a Legacy

Protecting Long Island Sound and the global environment and providing high-quality science education programming is a life-long mission, which The Maritime Aquarium has upheld and expanded over the last 30 years.  Ensuring this mission continues uninterrupted requires enduring commitments from our most passionate supporters.

There are several planned giving opportunities to ensure your impact on The Maritime Aquarium continues through future generations:

  • Bequests to Charities
  • Naming Charities as Beneficiaries of Retirement Plans and Life Insurance Policies
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Charitable Lead Trusts

Once you’ve joined our Planned Giving Society, you’ll be connected to an inner circle of Aquarium leadership and supporters.  You will receive important communications and invitations to join a variety of special events and programs to keep you engaged and knowledgeable about all of the work and advancements here at the Aquarium.  Your planned giving commitment also entitles you to recognition (with your consent) in our annual report.

Tax advantages associated with each option vary, so we recommend you consult with your tax advisor prior to making a giving plan.

To connect with a member of our development team in order to learn more about these types of contributions, please email development@maritimeaquarium.org or call (203) 852-0700 and our operator will direct your call.

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.

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Open Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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