The Maritime Aquarium is dedicated to the wildlife and protection of the Long Island Sound, on which Norwalk rests. Children can enjoy exhibits that include harbor seals, sharks, river otters, jellyfish, sea turtles and octopus. A shark and ray touch pool and intertidal touch tank provide interactive immersion. The aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, closing for Thanksgiving and Christmas and closing at 3 p.m. on the eves before those days. July through August, the aquarium stays open an extra hour.