Aquarium hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily | Café: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily | Gift Shop: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
NOTE: Programs are sometimes canceled or substituted with little or no notice. Check our "Today's Events" page at MaritimeAquarium.org on your smart phone when you arrive.
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Days: Most Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays
Time: 12:15 and 2:15 p.m.
Price: Free with Aquarium admission
Interact with the Maritime Aquarium's dive team among the sand tiger sharks, lemon shark and other creatures of the 110,000-gallon "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit.
Fish Tales: Story Time
When: 10:15-11 a.m. each Wednesday
Where: second-floor Play Space
Price: Free with Aquarium admissionFish Tales is an interactive story time for toddlers and parents/caregivers. Each week, we'll sing songs and rhymes, dance, and read books with Aquarium Educators, and maybe meet an animal ambassador! Space is limited to the first 20 children. Parent/caregiver must be present.
Date: Fri., May 26 (and every Friday)
Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Tickets: $29.95 ($19.95 for Aquarium members)
Start your weekend off with a fun relaxing boat ride out to the Norwalk islands, and get back in time to enjoy a late dinner or an evening out with friends just steps away in the restaurants and nightspots of SoNo. Aquarium educators will be onboard to point out sights and wildlife, but there’s no structured program.
Marine Life Study Cruise
Next dates: May 27, 28 & 29
Time: 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $29.95 ($24.95 for Aquarium members)
Study marine biodiversity from the water’s surface down to the bottom for a first-hand understanding of Long Island Sound's interdependent marine life. We utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, trawl net and biodredge that generally bring up a variety of fish, crabs, mollusks and more right out of Long Island Sound right before your eyes!
Next Available: Sat., June 3 from 8 to 10 a.m.
Who: for ages 5+
Price: $50 adults, $25 kids 5-12 includes Aquarium admission at 10 a.m. (Members: $45 & $20)
Join us for a fun morning you’ll always remember! After a hot breakfast in the Cascade Café, your family will make the rounds with Aquarium staff as the aquarists & educators feed an amazing assortment of hungry animals.
Next date: Sat., June 3
Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Cost: $29.95 ($19.95 for Aquarium members)
Enjoy a fun relaxing boat tour out to the Norwalk islands timed to include the setting sun and – providing cooperation beyond our control – a dazzling western sky reflecting on the water. Aquarium educators will point out sights and wildlife.
Food & drink is not available for purchase on the boat. You may bring food and beverages in a small bag or soft-sided cooler. Glass bottles are prohibited.
Reminder that all passengers must be over 42 inches tall.
"River Animals Encounter" program
When: Sat., June 10 from 9 a.m.-noon
Ages: for ages 8-12
Cost: $40 ($25 for members)
After a special screening of the IMAX® movie, "Beavers," participants will tour the Aquarium's Watershed Gallery, which is home to our river otters, and take part in special animal encounters! Advance registration required.
Western Long Island Sound Lighthouse Cruise
Date: Sat., June 10
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tickets: $75 ($65 for Aquarium members)
Venture out with us for rare close-up looks at eight historic lighthouses on Long Island Sound. During the 7-hour cruise, Aquarium educators will share histories and anecdotes about the lighthouses, and also point out the Sound's waterfowl. Bring your camera!
Central Long Island Sound Lighthouse Cruise
Date: Sat., June 17
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $70 ($60 for Aquarium members)
Cruise out with us for rare close-up looks at five historic lighthouses in central Long Island Sound. During the five-hour cruise, Aquarium educators will share histories and anecdotes about the lighthouses, and also point out the Sound's waterfowl. Bring your camera!