Connecticut Aquariums and Zoos.
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
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 open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every day of the year, except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. (Also please note that we close early … at 3 p.m. … on Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve days.) From July 1 – Labor Day, we stay open until 6 p.m. daily.
This Aquarium has several different areas and admission prices.
Visit there website here for full details. www.maritimeaquarium.org
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is a wonderful place to visit- alone or with your family. Spend an hour or the whole day and see more than 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species. Come learn about our many endangered and threatened species, which include the Amur (Siberian) tiger, Andean condor, Ocelot, Red wolf, Andean (spectacled) bear, Maned wolf, and Golden lion tamarin.
Come see our South American rainforest with free-flight aviary, then walk-through the prairie dog exhibit with “pop-up” viewing areas. Visit the New England Farmyard with goats, cows, pigs, and sheep and take a walk along the hoofstock trail featuring bison, pronghorn, deer and more. Before you leave grab a bite at the Peacock Café, eat in the Picnic Grove and take a ride on our colorful carousel. We can’t wait to see you!
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is open daily from 9 am to 4 pm.
(we are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day)
Carousel: Open 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cafe: Open 9:00am – 4:00pm
Adult Admission (ages 12 & older) = $14.00
Child Admission (ages 3 -11) = $10.00
Senior Admission (62 & older) = $10.00
Under 3 years = FREE
Connecticut Zoological Society Members = FREE
Visit there site here. www.beardsleyzoo.org