Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Updated May 19, 2021
The health and safety of our guests and staff have always been and will remain the top priority of The Maritime Aquarium. We have implemented COVID-19 protocols based on Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state of Connecticut guidance while still ensuring our visitors enjoy an entertaining and educational experience.
As always, when you visit, our staff and signage will help guide you through the Aquarium so that you have a smooth experience, but there are some changes that you need to know both before you visit and while you are here.
The Maritime Aquarium is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Aquarium is only closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. (Also please note that we close at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve.)
We strongly encourage you to purchase tickets or make your member's reservation in advance online for your timed-ticket entry to speed up your check-in process.
Things to keep in Mind
All guests, members, employees, volunteers, and vendors must adhere to State of Connecticut regulations regarding cloth face coverings.
The Maritime Aquarium reserves the right to deny access to our facility if a guest, member, employee or volunteer refuses to participate in these regulations at any time during their visit.
Animal touch tanks are open!
All touchscreen experiences, including the Sketch and Release digital wall, are unavailable until further notice.
Restrooms and the nursing area are open to the public.
Our Gift Shop is open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sound Bites Cafe
Until further notice, only high-value lost items will be held for reclaim. If you have lost one of these items during your visit please notify a team member.
These items include the following: