The Polar Express Departs from Norwalk

Norwalk, CT – All aboard! The rumbling of the train’s engine, scents of hot cocoa and snow falling from the sky await at The Maritime Aquarium with THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4D Experience©

Watch THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4D Experience© Trailer

The perfect way to get into the holiday spirit – viewers will join a doubting young boy on an extraordinary adventure to the North Pole, and discover that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe, in this 13-minute adaptation of the beloved holiday film.

Tickets can be purchased with or without Aquarium admission for $7 per person. Aquarium members can purchase tickets for $6 per person.

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ 4D Experience© will play in the Aquarium’s 4D Theater alongside BBC Earth’s OCTOPUS: Blue Planet II 4D Experience, which explores dynamic oceanic landscapes and the captivating creatures that dwell there.   

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit 

About SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment

SimEx-Iwerks has 30 years of experience in attraction development with over 350 locations around the world. We manage the largest library of attraction films for 4D Experiences®, Motion Simulator Rides and Fly Theaters. We have long-standing partnerships with top studios—Warner Bros., Aardman, Disney (20th Century Studios), BBC Earth, National Geographic, MacGillivray Freeman Films and more! Our attractions integrate the latest technologies to deliver immersive and memorable experiences. This year, SimEx-Iwerks attractions and films will be enjoyed by over 40 million guests.


THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science and environmental education. The aquarium is home to over 7,000 animals of hundreds of species including seals, sharks, rays, jellies, turtles and meerkats. Additionally, it offers sensory-enhanced 4D movies, in-person and virtual education programs for schools and families, and public cruises aboard its hybrid-electric research vessel. The Maritime Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, and receives support from the State of Connecticut DECD’s Offices of Culture and Tourism. For more information, visit

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