- Exhibits & Animals
- IMAX Movies
- Visit the Aquarium
- Fun & Learning
- Long Island Sound
Date: Fri., May 27
Times: 11 a.m., noon, and 2 & 3 p.m.
Cost: Free with Aquarium admission
Where: near the entrance to "Meerkats"
Celebrate this official Connecticut holiday by enjoying special "touch" encounters with animals native to the Sound and its watershed: 11 a.m., a diamondback terrapin; noon, a chain catshark; 2 p.m., a lobster; and 3 p.m., a clearnose skate. An Aquarium educator will assist for a safe experience, and talk about the animals' natural histories.
Date: Wed., June 15
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Admission: $35 ($30 for members)
Flitter among exotic tropical butterflies while savoring and favoring fine wines during this unique evening fund-raiser for the Aquarium. Sample wines from around the world – provided by Ninety Plus Cellars in association with World of Beverages in Norwalk – while visiting our special summer exhibit, "Flutter Zone." New this year: beer samples from 212 Beer in NYC and Charter Oak Brewing Co. of CT. Open to ages 21+. Sponsored by Darien Rowayton Bank.
Date: Sun., June 26
Time: 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Tickets: $40 adults & $20 children (members: $35 / $18)
Enjoy a light breakfast along the Norwalk River and then enter the "Flutter Zone" exhibit for a private tour and to help feed the butterflies! Plus, do a butterfly craft and go home with milkweed seeds to benefit our local monarch butterflies. Act now! Limited to 20 participants!
Dates: July 8-10
Location: New London, CT
Times & Prices: varies by cruise; see descriptions below
The Maritime Aquarium's cool new hybrid-electric research vessel R/V Spirit of the Sound™ is participating in SailFest, the annual regatta celebration in New London, CT. Come out with us aboard three cruise options: daily Thames River Cruises; a Sunset Cruise on July 8; and a Fireworks Cruise on July 9.