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


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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).



Upcoming Events

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.

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

Click here to view our Public Programs, Cruises, and IMAX movies.


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May the 4th (Be With You) "Star Wars"

Date:  Wed., May the 4th of course

Time:  7:30 p.m.

Time:  IMAX Theater

Admission:  $12.95 adults; $11.95 youths (13-17) & seniors (65+); and $10.95 children (3-12). Aquarium members receive $1 discounts.

Fans of "Star Wars" recognize May the 4th as the annual holiday of the sci-fi saga. (Because of the perfect pun "May the 4th be with you.") So we're offering a bonus screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" that evening. Come dressed as your favorite character from any of the seven films!

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Flutter & Flights Wine-Tasting

Date:  Wed., June 15

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Admission:  $35  ($30 for members)

Flitter among exotic tropical butterflies while savoring and favoring fine wines during this unique evening fund-raiser for the Aquarium. Sample wines from around the world – provided by Ninety Plus Cellars in association with World of Beverages in Norwalk – while DRB New Logo 5.13.15-12 copyvisiting our special summer exhibit, "Flutter Zone."  Open to ages 21+. Sponsored by Darien Rowayton Bank.

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Breakfast with the Butterflies

Date:  Sun., June 26

Time:  8:30 to 10 a.m.

Tickets:  $40 adults & $20 children (members: $35 / $18)

Enjoy a light breakfast along the Norwalk River and then enter the "Flutter Zone" exhibit for a private tour and to help feed the butterflies! Plus, do a butterfly craft and go home with milkweed seeds to benefit our local monarch butterflies. Act now! Limited to 20 participants!

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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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