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

Kidologie comes to Maritime Aquarium on Sun., May 3


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Kidologie Dives Into a Summer of Fun and Learning:
May 3, 2015, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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50 kid-friendly exhibitors offer information on social, recreational, cultural and educational activities. Enjoy a day chock full of ideas for your family to get the very most out of summer.  All this is included with the Aquarium’s sharks, seals, touch experiences and amazing animals. On this special day the Aquarium offers fun learning opportunities, outdoor entertainment and discount coupons to the Aquarium gift shop.

FREE Aquarium + Event admission for one child with each paying adult. Plus you can enjoy strolling entertainers, hands-on activities for children, signature goody bags for families, giveaways, discounts and a chance to win a grand prize all-inclusive family vacation to Woodloch resort. 

Be sure to print your web tickets and bring them with you. Get in the shorter, advance tickets line when you arrive.

Aquarium Members Important Notice:
Aquarium Members receive a $2 discount (adult and child) on event/Aquarium admission this day. Senior member price is same as adult price. Sorry, but Aquarium members do not receive free admission for this special event. Member guest discounts do not apply.

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Special "classroom programs" are offered to attendees on a first-come, first-served, "space available" basis due to limited seating. We cannot guarantee that everyone attending will be accommodated. These special features are not included in any purchase price and limited capacity will be adhered to. Offerings, shows and times subject to change without notice.

ALLERGY WARNING: Some vendors may offer products that contain common food allergens such as wheat, soy, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, etc, or are manufactured in facilities with these products. If you have food allergies, we suggest that you consult with your healthcare provider before attending Kidologie.


Richard Dreyfuss /giant-screen "Jaws" on June 14

RichardDreyfuss 4webMaritime Aquarium members and members of our Friends Society had an exclusive first crack at purchasing tickets to be part of a special event on Sun., June 14: a visit by Richard Dreyfuss for a special 40th-anniversary presentation of “Jaws” on our six-story movie screen. Public Sales opened March 2nd.

The Academy Award-winning actor will share his experiences in playing marine biologist Matt Hooper in "Jaws," and take your questions prior to an evening screening of the film.

Only 310 tickets are available. Previous such events featuring Gene Wilder (for “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”) and for Bill Nye the Science Guy sold out almost entirely through exclusive members-only sales, so ... consider becoming an Aquarium member or renewing your membership now for an opportunity to get tickets for the “Jaws”/ Dreyfuss event.Jaws poster 4web

Here are the ticket options:

•  a private VIP party at 5:30 p.m. with Richard Dreyfuss for up to 50 people, plus reserved seating for the 7 p.m. in-theater talk with Dreyfuss and the movie screening. $200 for members, $225 for non-members. SORRY!  VIP SOLD OUT!

•  the 7 p.m. in-theater talk and movie screening. $60 for members, $65 for non-members.  SORRY!  SOLD OUT!

•  a 1 p.m. screening of "Jaws" on our six-story screen (no Richard Dreyfuss). $11.50 for adults, $10.50 youths & seniors, $9.50 children. TICKETS AVAILABLE!

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Based on the book by Peter Benchley and directed by Stephen Spielberg, “Jaws,” of course, was the first modern blockbuster, quickly becoming the highest-grossing movie ever (at the time). One writer said “Jaws” wasn’t just a movie, “it was an event, and its success changed forever the way Hollywood marketed films.”





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.


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


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