Quote Exhibits

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



Intertidal Touch Tank

touch-tank-photoOften, the best learning experience occurs by touch. At our Intertidal Touch Tank, we offer “hands-on” learning with guided introductions to a variety of animals commonly found on the Long Island Sound shoreline.

You’ll feel the tickly feet of sea stars, the smooth hard surface of horseshoe crabs, the protective single foot of the whelk and lots more.

It’s all safely and capably presented by members of the Aquarium’s trained volunteer staff. (Look for them in their green shirts at other key locations in the Aquarium!)




Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound

and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment,

it achieves this goal through living exhibits, marine science,

and environmental education.


10 North Water Street          Norwalk, CT 06854          Phone: 203.852.0700         Fax: 203.838.5416

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


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