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
The Maritime Aquarium is different from most aquariums in that we focus solely on one body of water: Long Island Sound, the “Estuary of National Significance” just outside our doors. As an arm of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sound is an environment rich in aquatic life … even within sight of heavily urbanized New York City.
The marine population that we exhibit includes varieties of crabs, lobsters, mollusks (like delicious and economically important oysters and clams), game fish, jellies, sea turtles, sharks (big and small) and – in the winter – visiting seals.
The Maritime Aquarium is just minutes off I-95 in southwestern Connecticut. You can even take the MetroNorth train here from Grand Central Station: we're just a 10-minute walk from the South Norwalk Station.
Metro-North RR offers a discounted Getaway Package: click here for more information.
The Aquarium also is in the heart of Norwalk's fun South Norwalk (or SoNo) neighborhood, with lots of shops, restaurants and nightclubs. Click on Area Attractions for more.
At a glance...
The Maritime Aquarium
10 North Water Street
10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
Note: we close at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve days.
From July 1 - Labor Day, we stay open until 6 p.m. daily.
To learn what other visitors have to say, please read our TripAdvisor Reviews. And we encourage you to post a review when you return home as well. Other folks and families value your opinion, as does Aquarium management. Thank you!