"The Polar Express" 4D Experience

November 25, 2022 - January 2, 2023

Opens November 25 for multisensory film experiences each hour.

A holiday tradition in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk goes to a new dimension – literally – as an exciting new version of the beloved film “The Polar Express” steams off the screen in the new 4D Theater. The animated film, featuring Tom Hanks as the voice of the conductor, will play every hour in the 4D Theater through Jan. 2, 2023.

“The Polar Express 4D Experience” is a 13-minute version of the 2004 film directed by Robert Zemeckis, based on the beloved Caldecott Medal-winning children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

This memorable cinematic experience visually spills over the audience in 3D, combined with such thrill-enhancing sensory special effects as snow, wind, scents of hot cocoa, and more.


The Maritime Aquarium
10 North Water St.
Norwalk, CT 06854
United States




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