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We've taken a few educational boat trips over the years but yours was by far the best all-around experience. The highlight had to be the breadth of sea life we pulled up and investigated, interacted with and, of course, learn about."
– Rockland County, NY, camp director

Events

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Sand Tiger Shark Fun Fact

Look closely at the sand tiger sharks in the "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit. Their snout and jaws are covered in tiny holes. These are receptors for the sharks' "sixth sense" – their ability to detect bioelectric fields emitted by other animals (including potential prey).

 

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Daily Schedule

Today: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Aquarium hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily  |  Café: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily   |   Gift Shop: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Programs are sometimes canceled or substituted with little or no notice. Check our "Today's Events" page at MaritimeAquarium.org on your smart phone when you arrive.

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Jiggle a Jelly: Touch Exhibit

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Marine Lab, 1st Floor

Length: All day

Do something you’ve been told not to do all your life: touch a jellyfish! This fun display lets you safely touch live moon jellyfish, a common local species whose stings are generally benign to people. 

 
 
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Open Ocean Feeding

When: 11 a.m.

Where: Open Ocean Exhibit

Length: 10 min.

Experience meal time for our fish in the Ocean Beyond the Sound exhibit. Don't expect a feeding frenzy! Instead, look on as our fish make their way to the surface to feed. Learn more about feedings and what to look for here.

 
 
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IMAX® Flight of the Butterflies

When: 11 a.m. (special time)

Where: IMAX® Theater

Length: 44 minutes

Follow the incredible multigenerational migration of monarch butterflies and re-live the moment when one determined scientist finally discovered their winter haven in the mountains of Mexico. Scenes of millions of monarchs will amaze!

 
 
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Harbor Seal Show

When: 11:45 a.m.

Where: Seal Exhibit

Length: 15 min.

Watch as the seals are fed and demonstrate entertaining behaviors, including waving, jumping, snorting and retrieving. And you'll love their shark imitations!

 
 
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IMAX® Born to Be Wild

When: Noon

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 40 min.

Watch Trailer

This inspiring beloved film – now in its unprecedented fifth year at The Maritime Aquarium – follows two extraordinary women who rescue and raise orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, for eventual release back into the wild.

 
 
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IMAX® A Beautiful Planet

When:  1 p.m.

Where:  IMAX Theater

Length: 45 minutes

Watch Trailer

There's a weighty message in the weightlessness of this new movie, which features stunning footage of Earth – but also shows the effects humanity has had on it over time. Filmed by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station!

 
 
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Harbor Seal Show

When: 1:45 p.m.

Where: Seal Exhibit

Length: 15 min.

Watch as the seals are fed and demonstrate entertaining behaviors, including waving, jumping, snorting and retrieving. And you'll love their shark imitations!

 
 
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IMAX® Humpback Whales

When: 2 p.m.

Where: IMAX theater

Length: 40 min.

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Ever wonder what it's like to see a life-size humpback whale? Now you can on our giant IMAX screen! Journey around the world and explore their mysterious underwater world in "Humpback Whales." Presented by Pacific Life.

 
 
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IMAX® A Beautiful Planet

When:  3 p.m.

Where:  IMAX Theater

Length: 45 minutes

Watch Trailer

There's a weighty message in the weightlessness of this new movie, which features stunning footage of Earth – but also shows the effects humanity has had on it over time. Filmed by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station!

 
 
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Harbor Seal Show

When: 3:45 p.m.

Where: Seal Exhibit

Length: 15 min.

Watch as the seals are fed and demonstrate entertaining behaviors, including waving, jumping, snorting and retrieving. And you'll love their shark imitations!

 
 
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IMAX® Humpback Whales

When:  4 p.m.

Where: IMAX® theater

Length: 40 min.

Watch Trailer

Better than any whale watch you've ever been on! See humpbacks as large as life (and larger) as you join scientists studying how the whales feed, sing and care for their young.  Presented by Pacific Life.

 
 
 
 
 

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.

© 2016 The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

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