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 summer hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily  |  Café: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily   |   Gift Shop: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily in summer.

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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Grandparents Weekend Discounts

Date:  Sat., Sept. 10 and Sun., Sept. 11

Grandchildren are priceless, but they’re of a special value to Nana and Papa on “Grandparents Weekend" Sept. 10 & 11 when each child’s ticket purchased is good for one free grandparent’s admission. Child admission is $15.95 for ages 3-12. The free grandparent admission is a value of $22.95 (or, for ages 65+, $20.95).


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Source to Sound Litter Cleanup

Date:  Sat., Sept. 17

Times:  10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (join us for some or all)

Click here to say you'll help.

On International Coastal Cleanup Day, join the Aquarium and others for this litter cleanup that reinforces the importance of good stewardship for our waterways.


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Ocean Litera-"Sea" Weekend

Dates:  Sept. 17 & 18

Discount:  $5 off child's admission when you donate a new or gently used children's book.

Inspire a child’s literacy while improving your own Ocean Litera-“Sea."  Bring a new or gently used children’s book and receive $5 off the regular child's admission price of $15.95.  One discount per child. You can bring more than one book per person, but the discount does not multiply per person.



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Sensory-Friendly Mornings

Dates:  Sun., Sept. 18 and Sun., Nov. 6, each day 8 a.m. - noon

For some, the Aquarium is a place with too many stimuli. So we're offering special mornings to give guests with sensory-processing differences a fun, comfortable and accepting environment. We are also opening two hours early each morning and offering special IMAX® movie presentations.



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Family Sleepover

Date:  Fri., Sept. 23

Start Time:  6 p.m.  (to 9 a.m. Sat., Sept. 24)

Tickets:  $85 adults and $75 children ($80 & $70 Aquarium members)

Bunk down among the sharks, fish, jellies and other creatures as we host a fun Family Sleepover. It's open to children ages 5 & older, with an accompanying parent or caregiver over age 18. Advance registration required. Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, or click the Buy Tickets button.

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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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