THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK and MTA

10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.
Availability: Seven days a week(except Thanksgiving and Christmas Days) Yearround
Cost: Package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $39; seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare, $33.50; youths 12-17, $37.50; children 5-11, $16.50; children 3-4, $14.50; children under 3, free.

Affordable family adventure close to home. A quick walk from the train station and you can get close to animals of Long Island Sound and beyond. Touch a shark, watch a seal show, see otters, jellyfish, frogs, giant halibut and tiny seahorses. Your ticket includes a classic IMAX movie on a screen six stories tall. See humpback whales, monarch butterflies and baby orangutans. Stroll the surrounding SoNo neighborhood with waterfront dining, eclectic restaurants, clubs, shops, art galleries and more. For more information including schedules of special exhibits, IMAX movie shows and times, educational programs and more, call 203-852-0700

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk - Public Cruises Marine Life Study Cruises

10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-852-0700.
Availability: Through Labor Day
Cost: Cost: $29.95 per personAquarium Members: $24.95. dvance purchase is strongly recommended. Capacity is limited. "Walk-up" tickets will be sold, space permitting. Reserve your tickets by clicking on the "Buy Tickets" button or call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206

Cruise Schedule: Cruises start at 1 pm on April 29 and 30. Saturdays and Sundays on June 4, 10, 11,18,19,22,23,24,25,26,28,29,30. Daily Cruises at 1 p.m. in July & August. (No cruises May 6, 7, 13, 20 & 21 and June 3 & 17.) Study marine biodiversity from the water's surface down to the bottom for a first-hand understanding of Long Island Sound's interdependent marine life. We utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, trawl net and biodredge that generally bring up a variety of fish, crabs, mollusks and more right out of Long Island Sound right before your eyes! A videomicroscope tied to a giant-screen monitor and a large touch tank on board enhance observations. 2.5 hours.

Metro North to Bruce Museum

1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT
Availability: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Year-round
Cost: Package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $21.50; seniors, persons with disabilities, individuals receiving Medicare, $16.50; children 5-11, $5; children under 5, free. Visit website for pricing at other stations.

Year-round. Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. With more than a dozen changing exhibitions a year of art and science as well as permanent exhibition galleries geared for the entire family to enjoy, the Bruce Museum lives up to its name as the jewel of Greenwich, Connecticut. There is always something new to see at the Bruce Museum, which is conveniently located near Metro-North's Greenwich Station and a short block from shopping and dining excellence on famous Greenwich Avenue. Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master(January 21 - May 21, 2017); Canvas and Cast: Highlights from the Bruce Museum's Art Collection (February 11 - June 11, 2017); Street Smart: Photographs of New York City, 1945-1980 (February 18 - June 4, 2017); Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs (through July 16, 2017);

Metro North to Norwalk Oyster Festival

Norwalk, CT
Availability: September 8-10
Cost: On sale July 15. Package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $27; seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare, $21; children 12, $22; children 5-11, $5; children under 5, free.

Here's a "pearl" of wisdom: Do not miss the 40th Annual Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival... it promises to be the biggest and best ever! The festivities take place at Veteran's Park on the lovely Norwalk Harbor. There's something for everyone, including headline musical entertainment performing on three stages, a children's activity area, amusement rides, arts and crafts booths, a food court, recreation and leisure demonstrations, harbor tours, an oyster pavilion, environmental and maritime displays, and so much more. You can't beat that for an incredible day of fun! Festival hours are: Friday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 203-838-9444 or visit www.seaport.org.
The deal On sale July 15. Package price from GCT/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $27; seniors, persons with disabilities and individuals receiving Medicare, $21; children 12, $22; children 5-11, $5; children under 5, free. Package price from other stations: check here for price from your boarding station. Purchase your rail/admission ticket from any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket vending machine (excluding South Norwalk Station).

Norwalk Seaport Association Sheffield Island Acoustic Cruise

4 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.
Availability: Wednesdays only June 21 - August 31
Cost: $25

Boat departs at 6:30pm and returns to the dock at 8:30pm Boarding begins at 6:00pm. Visitors will board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a relaxing 2 hour cruise through Norwalk Harbor around the picturesque islands and waterways while listening to a live music performance on board.Sit back and enjoy the music...bring friends along with your favorite snacks & drinks!

Sheffield Island - Scenic Sunset Cruises & Dinner

10 North Water St. , Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9444 Office ---- 203-838-2898 Dock.
Availability: Fridays June 23 through August 25, 2017
Cost: $60 cruise with dinner or $25 just cruise

Boat departs at 6:30pm and returns to the dock at 8:30pm Boarding begins at 6:15pm. ADVANCE RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED Capacity is limited. Cruises do sell out. We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. (Walk-up tickets are sold, space permitting. Ask the cashier when you arrive.) The U.S. Coast Guard sets limit of 49 passengers on board.Visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a relaxing two (2) hour cruise through Norwalk Harbor and Long Island Sound. Bring your friends, snacks and favorite beverage and join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! During this unforgettable adventure tour of outer reaches of Norwalk Harbor providing unique views of the city, surrounding waterways and picturesque Islands. We are also offering a package that includes dinner after the cruise for an additional $35.00. Dinner will be served at: Sono Seaport Seafood, 100 Water Street, Norwalk - 203-854-9483 - www.sonoseaportseafood.com. Parking available at Maritime Garage (www.norwalkpark.org) Dinner purchasers will receive a $35.00 credit towards dinner.

Sheffield Island Lighthouse BBQ

4 North Water St., Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.
Availability: July 16 and Aug. 13
Cost: $55 pp

Two Dates Only: July 16 and August 13. Boat leaves dock at 5 pm and returns at 9:30 pm. New this year, visitors can board the Norwalk Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to Sheffield Island Lighthouse for a BBQ! Menu Pulled Pork, Sliced BBQ Steak, BBQ Chicken, Corn On The Cob, Tomato Salad, Orzo Salad, 3 Bean Salad, Watermelon, soft drinks.

Sheffield Island Lighthouse Clambake

4 North Water Street, South Norwalk, CT Phone: 203-838-9444 Office ---- 203-838-2898 Dock.
Availability: July 13 - Aug, 31 2016 Thursday Nights only
Cost: Roundtrip cruise and dinner is either $65 or $79 per person, depending on entree. Advance registration only.

Every summer, the Seaport Ferry in South Norwalk carries hundreds of hungry passengers to the historic 1868 Sheffield Island Lighthouse for the Norwalk Seaport Association's famous Thursday Clambakes. A true New England dining experience, the evening allows participants to dine in the festive tented pavilion on the lighthouse lawn, with tours of the lighthouse itself included in the cost. Roundtrip cruise and dinner is either $65 or $79 per person, depending on entree. Advance registration only. Departs at 6 pm. - 9:30 p.m.

Sound Waters Public Afternoon and Sunset Sails

166 Southfield Ave, Stamford, CT Phone: (203) 406-3335 (week days only). If you need assistance on the day of your sail, please call (203) 564-0819..
Availability: Select Dates May - Oct. 1
Cost: $40/adults, $20 for children ages 5-12.

Afternoon Sails – Great for Families! Enjoy the excitement and wonder of the Long Island Sound aboard our 80′ Schooner. Work together to raise the sails, examine firsthand the rich diversity of the life that exists beneath the waves, sample and test water quality, learn about hypoxia, and analyze groundwater. All passengers must be 5 years old. Price: $40/adults, $20 for children ages 5-12. Sunset Sails – Great for Adults! Join us aboard the 80′ Schooner for a Sunset Sail. Bring your dinner and your favorite beverage and relax while watching the sun dip below the horizon. All passengers must be 5 years old. Price $40/person. No children pricing on Sunset sails.

Summer Cruises to Sheffield Island - Daily and Weekends

4 North Water St., South Norwalk, CT Phone: 1-800-838-3006.
Availability: May 27 - Sept. 30
Cost: $25

From May through September, visitors can board the Seaport Association's 45-foot C.J. Toth catamaran for a cruise to the island then tour the lighthouse, observe wildlife in their natural habitat in the Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, hunt for shells along the beach, dine on a picnic lunch, play on the lawns around the lighthouse and just have a good time. The lighthouse is open to visitors for daily tours, however, the tower section of the lighthouse is closed for renovations. Join us for one of the most exciting tours that the Norwalk Harbor Islands area has to offer! During this unforgettable adventure tour of Sheffield Island and Lighthouse, you'll step directly from the boat into the past. Sheffield Island is located in the outer reaches of Norwalk Harbor providing unique views of the city and the surrounding waterways.