"Grab your children, your grandchildren, your friends, your neighbors. See 'Born to Be Wild.' This is a film made in heaven and one you will never forget."

– retired science supervisor for Norwalk Public Schools

IMAX Movies

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IMAX Fun Fact

The projector bulb in The Maritime Aquarium's IMAX Theater throws a light so bright that you could see it from the moon!


The Maritime Aquarium's IMAX® Theater

The Maritime Aquarium has the largest IMAX® theater in Connecticut, with a screen as tall as a six-story building!   Learn more about the amazing IMAX format here ...

IMAX® is a registered trademark of IMAX Corporation.


Select your movie and show time below to complete your Aquarium admission purchase.

Classic movies each run about 40 minutes. (Note: movies, times & prices are subject to change without notice. Be sure to REFRESH your browser to see latest movie times.)

Maritime Aquarium admission (includes one classic IMAX movie): Adult $22.95  |  Child (3-12) $15.95  |  Senior (65+) $20.95  |  Youth (13-17) $20.95


Select your included classic IMAX® movie:

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Click on this Buy Tickets button if you choose to NOT see any of the IMAX movies included with this Aquarium admission purchase. Choosing this option frees up your seats for others.

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National Parks Adventure

Now showing daily:  at 1 p.m.

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Educator's Guide

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Born to Be Wild

Now showing daily:  at noon

Special Showings for Sensory Friendly Morning (Nov. 6): 10 a.m.


Educator's Guide

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A Beautiful Planet

Now showing daily: at 2 & 4 pm


Educator's Guide

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Jean-Michel Cousteau's Secret Ocean

Now showing daily: at 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.

Educators Guide


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The Polar Express

Available to school groups starting Nov. 1:    9 or 10 a.m.

Opens to the public Nov. 25:
5 p.m. Nov. 25, 5 p.m. weekends through Dec. 18, and 5 p.m.daily Dec. 26-Jan. 2

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TEACHERS! Groups of 50 or more can book a special 10 or 11 a.m. IMAX movie. Choose from our current films (shown below) or any from our IMAX film library. Go to IMAX library films to preview what's available. Most have Educator's Guides prepared by the film's producers.


Sponsor a Seat: help support our education programs and mission by sponsoring a seat in our IMAX® Theater. We'll affix a brass plaque engraved with your name or the name of someone you love. Your tax deductible contribution makes a lasting impression on Maritime Aquarium history. Click here for a "write-able" pdf donor form.