- Exhibits & Animals
- IMAX Movies
- Visit the Aquarium
- Fun & Learning
- Long Island Sound
The Maritime Aquarium is in the heart of the historic waterfront neighborhood of South Norwalk, affectionately called SoNo. This busy area is alive with boutiques, cafes, and eclectic shops by day; movie theaters, nightclubs and fine restaurants by night. SoNo's eateries and shops are just a short walk from The Maritime Aquarium.
Norwalk Seaport Association Founded in 1978, the Norwalk Seaport Association is now lower Fairfield County’s most active nonprofit organization devoted to maritime preservation, education and to the area’s seafaring heritage.
Stepping Stones Museum for Children Named one of America's Top 50 Children's Museums, it features interactive exhibits, educational programs and fun for the whole family.
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum One of the earliest and finest surviving Second Empire Style country houses ever built in the United States. Tours are available.
On a nice day, there is a footpath from the Aquarium along Oyster Shell Park to the grounds of the museum and mansion. Follow the links to learn more.
The state of Connecticut has much to offer. Turn your visit to The Maritime Aquarium in to a weekend or week long vacation. For all you can do in Connecticut visit the state's official tourism site: ctvisit.com.
If you’re making your visit to The Maritime Aquarium part of an extended trip, you’ll need a place to stay. The hotels listed below offer their guests either discounted Aquarium admission vouchers or packages that include Aquarium vouchers.
The Hampton Inn (203) 748-6677
The Hampton Inn (203) 925-5900
Delamar (203) 259-2800
The Westport Inn (203) 259-5236
Westchester County, NY
Renaissance Westchester Hotel (888)-236-2427
Metro-North Railroad offers a package through its One-Day Getaways that includes discounted rail service to South Norwalk station and admission to The Maritime Aquarium and an IMAX® movie. For details, call 1-800-METRO-INFO or visit their site for more information follow this link: Metro-North
Norwalk's public dock is just across the river from our dock. Join us on a cruise to learn what's under your keel, or spot seals or experience the first hybrid-electric research vessel in the U.S.A. There is plenty here for a weekend trip. Check out this travel story by New England Boating, Report from the field: Norwalk, CT.