Fundraising Events


The Maritime Aquarium Gala

Thursday, April 11, 2019

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This annual fund-raising evening supports The Maritime Aquarium’s commitment to preserving Long Island Sound and the world environment. The critical funds raised at the Gala support our mission, which includes our vast education programs and financial assistance for tri-state area schools which otherwise may not be able to participate. After a one-of-a-kind cocktail party in the Aquarium galleries, among the seals, sharks, sea turtles and other marine life, guests then enjoy a sit-down dinner and silent and live auctions. The event includes the presentation of the annual Red Apple Awards, which honor leading area corporations, organizations, and individuals who share The Maritime Aquarium’s concern for the natural world and environmental education.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a non-profit 501(c)(3).  All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows. A formal acknowledgment letter will be sent following the event.

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International Ocean Film Tour

Sponsored by The Sacred Heart University Department of Biology

Thursday, April 4
Doors Open at 6 p.m. | Show from 7 - 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy a night of edge-of-your-seat storytelling through a series of inspiring short films all focusing on the big blue, as The Maritime Aquarium welcomes “the International Ocean Film Tour.”

This one-night film fest features some of the world’s most inspiring personalities, featured in stories from around the world. The films celebrate surfers, divers, ocean advocates and cinematographers who are doing extraordinary things in and on the sea.

The films will be shown on the giant video wall in Newman’s Own Hall. Tickets are $20 ($18 for members).


Maritime Golf and Tennis Classic

This tournament, held annually in the fall, supports The Maritime Aquarium’s mission through the continuing exploration of animal and conservation issues in Long Island Sound and the oceans beyond.  In addition, the funds raised provide STEM-focused education opportunities to area students, regardless of their ability to pay. 

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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