Living Lights

Meet amazing animals with the natural ability to glow in the dark in our special temporary exhibit: "Living Lights!"

“Living Lights” will introduce you to some of the most strangely interesting creatures in the sea: animals that can give off light through a process called bioluminescence. Live animals displayed include flashlight fish, pinecone fish, chain catsharks, crystal jellyfish and more. In addition to the marine animals in “Living Lights,” terrestrial examples featured include a scorpion – they’re naturally fluorescent – and a common forest fungus (Panellus stipticus) that glows as its spores mature.

Learn the mechanics of bioluminescence and explore how bioluminescence is used by animals to attract mates, find prey and deter predators. In addition, you also can learn about medical and environmental advances made possible through the study of bioluminescent and fluorescent organisms.

“Living Lights” is free with Aquarium admission and will be open through December!

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

Members-Only Hours: Weekdays 10:00 - 11:00 am

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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