The re-energized focus on Long Island Sound's story is obvious in the colorfully redesigned main hall, which has been renamed Newman's Own Hall in celebration of a $1.2 million grant from Newman's Own Foundation."
–  The Norwalk Citizen

Exhibits & Animals

Blue Crab Fun Fact

Blue crabs are good swimmers. Their specially adapted pair of back legs are "swimmerets" that help move them effectively through the water.



Your Aquarium Journey
Your Aquarium Journey
The Sound and Beyond
Hokin Family Sound Voyage galleries
Rivers to the Sound
Depths of the Sound
The Ocean Beyond the Sound
Jellyfish Encounter
Sea Turtles

What You Will See and Learn at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Connecticut

Rizvi Family Promenade

After ticketing your orientation to Long Island Sound begins as you stroll down the Rizvi Family Promenade. Panels describe some of the estuary's special aspects and get you thinking of the role you too play in the health of this important body of water.

Newman's Own Hall, Interactive Long Island Sound Exhibit and
Harbor Seals. Daily Seal Shows at 11:45, 1:45 & 3:45.

harbor-seal-photoStart your Maritime Aquarium journey in Newman’s Own Hall, featuring an interactive visitor introduction to Long Island Sound and also our harbor seal exhibit.

A 36-by-12-foot map of the Sound – an image about the size of a school bus – dominates the room and challenges visitors with interactive quizzes about the Sound’s marine animals and habitats. Videos showcase the Sound’s history and the seals that visit the Sound each winter.

And spend some time with our harbor seals in their unique/indoor outdoor exhibit. Harbor seals are the most common seal in New England waters. They spend most of the year in the Gulf of Maine but more and more seals are wintering in Long Island Sound. Seal show times at the Aquarium are 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 & 3:45 p.m. daily. These public sessions are a great opportunity for visitors to ask questions of the animal-husbandry staff.

See how we train our seals 


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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.

10 North Water Street  •  Norwalk, CT 06854
Tel: 203-852-0700

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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