Quote Fun & Learning

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 got a chance to investigate, interact with and, of course, learn about."

– Rockland County, NY, camp director


Fun Fact- Fun & Learning

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Sand Tiger Shark Fun Fact

Looks 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

Z100's Danielle Monaro Visits on Sat., Aug. 9

Aquar.DanielleMonaro copy Meet Danielle Monaro of Z100’s “Evis Duran and The Morning Show” during a special Maritime Aquarium appearance on Sat., Aug. 9.

Noon to 1 p.m., the radio sidekick – known for her notorious laugh, quick wit and “Daily Sleaze” – greets Aquarium guests and poses for photographs. FREE with Aquarium admission. Find Danielle in Newman's Own Hall.

KC101 is here too with music, games, goodies, giveaways and more. Enter to win concert tickets!

Z100 Danielle

Monaro and her family start their visit in a V.I.P. “behind-the-scenes tour” of The Maritime Aquarium with 10 winners (and their guests) chosen in a contest through KC101 CLICK HERE or Z100 CLICK HERE. See radio station web sites for contest details, rules and eligibility.

One of the radio-ratings leaders in the New York market and beyond, “Elvis Duran and The Morning Show” originates on weekdays on powerhouse Z100 (WHTZ-100.3 FM). The syndicated show also airs in more than 75 markets, including New Haven, Philadelphia, Miami, Cleveland, St. Louis and Austin.


WEBE Super Summer Family Outing, Aug. 14, noon - 2 pm

Join WEBE 108's Jay Michaels for fun, games, goodies and more, Thursday, August 14, noon - 2 p.m. Jiggle with Jay in Newman's Own Hall. FREE with Aquarium admission.

You can win tickets to visit that day! CLICK HERE for contest details. Then upload a picture of your family either:

A) Dressed all in Lorikeet Colors, or

B) All Jiggling like a Jelly!

Heeeere's Jay . . .



Find Pam from WPLR Chaz & AJ Show, Aug. 23, noon - 2 p.m.


This ain't your usual scavenger hunt!

On Saturday, August 23, from Noon to 2 p.m., Pam from WPLR's Chaz & AJ Show will be hiding in The Maritime Aquarium. Find her and you can win a grand prize worth $100!

Pick up your Scavenger Hunt sheet when you arrive and visit the places in the Aquarium about which Pam has given clues. While she's here, Pam will use Twitter and Instagram to give more clues so you can find her.

Find Pam throughout the Aquarium. Pam's Scavenger Hunt is FREE with Aquarium admission.

Visit WPLR for contest details, rules, etc.


Maritime Golf Classic 2014

Get your foursome together!

Our 4th annual Maritime Golf Classic

Mon., Sept. 22
Wee Burn Country Club, Darien, CT
Charlie Hinnant, Tournament Chair

Have questions? Contact Griffin Hollis at 203-852-0700, ext. 2277 orr email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Golf Classic Save the Date 2014












The Maritime Aquarium Presents ...


Dr. DIana Reiss on dolphin intelligence –  Thurs., Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m.


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$10 ($8 for Aquarium members) 

Dr. Diana Reiss is a cognitive psychologist, marine mammal scientist and professor in the Department of Psychology at Hunter College, CUNY, and in the Animal Behavior & Comparative Psychology Doctoral program at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research focuses on dolphin cognition, communication, comparative animal cognition and the evolution of intelligence. She pioneered the use of underwater keyboards with dolphins to investigate their cognitive and communicative abilities. She and her colleagues demonstrated that bottlenose dolphins and Asian elephants possess the rare ability for mirror self-recognition previously thought to be restricted to humans and great apes. Her advocacy work has focused on the protection of dolphins from the tuna-fishing industry and efforts to bring an end to the killing of dolphins in Japan that were exposed in the Oscar-winning film “The Cove.” Her book, “The Dolphin in the Mirror,” was released in Fall 2011.


SOLD OUT! Bill Nye the Science Guy  –  Mon., Dec. 8 at 8 p.m.

bill nye sold outEveryone's favorite TV scientist is booked for a special presentation at The Maritime Aquarium!

Seating is general admission; first-come first-served.





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.

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