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

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

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Shark-Diving Santa!

Date: Nov 28 & 29 and most Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays in December

Time: 12:15 and 2:15 p.m.

Price: Free with Aquarium admission

On Nov. 28 & 29, and then on select dates in December, Santa Claus and sometimes Mrs. Claus join The Maritime Aquarium’s dive team demonstrating that sharks aren’t the blood-thirsty killers of myth.


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Date:  Fri., Dec. 4

Time: 7 p.m. pre-show activities / 8 p.m. movie

Price:  $12

Get into the holiday spirit, don your ugliest sweater and laugh along with our favorite elf! One price includes contests, photo opp and then a special showing of the movie. Space is limited. Advance purchase strongly recommended.

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Food Drive / Admission Discount

Date: Sat., Dec 5 and Sun., Dec 6

Get up to $5 OFF regular admission and help those in need by supporting a food drive at The Maritime Aquarium the weekend of Dec. 5 and 6. Local pantries are exhausted after Thanksgiving and need your help.


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Salute Norwalk Days

Date: Sat., Nov. 7 and Sat., Dec. 5

Thanking Norwalk residents for their support, the Aquarium offers free admission on Sat., Nov. 7 and Sat., Dec. 5. Norwalk residents also get discounts on IMAX movies and in the Gift Shop!


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"Sea" Santa!

Date: Sun., Dec 6 and the weekend of Dec. 12 & 13

Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Price: Free with Aquarium admission

Santa Claus greets children, poses for photos and accepts Christmas wish lists from a special Neptune-themed throne.


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"Polar Express" Pajama Parties

Date: the weekend of Dec. 19 & 20

Time: 9 a.m. - Noon

Price: Child $15 | Adult $17 | Members $13/$15

Come to our IMAX® Theater in your PJs for two special morning screenings of "The Polar Express." We'll have a gourmet hot chocolate bar, delicious holiday cookies, learning stations & more.

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Drop & Shop for ages 5-7 & 8-10

Date: Sat., Dec. 12

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Price: $50 per child ($45 for members)

Advance Registration Required!

Enjoy three solo hours for holiday shopping while your kids enjoy a fun morning exploring the cool world of sharks, turtles and more!

Space is limited to 25 children in each age bracket.


Ages 5-7

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Ages 8-10

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Chocolate Expo

Date: Sun., Jan 31

Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (two extra hours of chocolate!)

Discounted Price: $15 adult and $10 children

Shop for sweets for your sweetie or for yourself among sharks, seals, sea turtles and other marine animals when The Chocolate Expo takes over The Maritime Aquarium.

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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          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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