Particle physics experiments

Wacky experiments and mind-blowing science at the Maritime

Join the Norwalk Sea Aquarium for Weird Wonders, a day of wacky experiments and mind-blowing science shows on Saturday November 5th. We partner with Mad Science of Fairfield County to bring science to life through a variety of hands-on, fun STEM experiences.

The afternoon will feature two 45-minute shows designed to delight audiences of all ages. Freaky Lab at 12 p.m. will feature a crazy mix of chemistry and physics experiments filled with electrifying lights and colorful fires; and Fire and Ice at 2:00 p.m. will include spectacular dry ice and other sizzling experiences.

Guests will also be able to participate in interactive science activities at booths throughout the Aquarium, featuring our top educational team. You can catch your shadow or write secret messages on a lighted wall; experience levitating objects and other optical illusions; find out how deep sea animals can see without light and more! To keep the fun going, kids are taking part in take-out activities (while supplies last)!

Members are invited to a preview event on Friday, November 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., which includes refreshments and free admission to the Halloween-themed movie “Happy Family 4D” or “BBC Earth’s OCTOPUS: Blue Planet II 4D Live.” Members must pre-register and reserve tickets in advance, $10 per person.

All Saturday activities are included with the purchase of general admission tickets. Aquarium hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and advance ticket purchase is strongly encouraged. Visit for more details and to purchase your tickets.