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Address: 10 North Water Street, Sono District, Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone Number: 203-852-0700
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Description: Awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor. The Maritime...
Awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor. The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations.
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Plan Your Visit In The Winter!

This aquarium is great to visit in the winter because it does not have a lot of outdoor exhibits. The focus is on the Long Island Sound so you wont see a ton of stereotypical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
LilMacMcMahon
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Bristol, Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Too small . Tanks cloudy can't see and overly priced for tiny aquarium. Not at of sites .. Seen whole aquarium in less than 1 hour n no parking . Parking garage across the street . Not good for handicapped people ..

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Bristol, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This aquarium is great to visit in the winter because it does not have a lot of outdoor exhibits. The focus is on the Long Island Sound so you wont see a ton of stereotypical ocean fish and animals. Lots of brown and gray. They do however have stingrays, sharks, and jellyfish. They offer a lot of other animal exhibits... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The ocean is a big place and I expected much more from the Maritime for the prices they charged, although what they do have is well-presented and the grounds are immaculate. Best features were the touch tank and the seal show, which is small and quite an intimate experience for the kids. We spent about 2.5 hours here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Great time smaller than expected. Good place to bring chidren. All indoors. Great any time of year. Nice seal show.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We spent 6 hours there and no one was bored! One suggestion. Don't go in the gift shop. The prices are exorbitant and unrealistic. And how do you tell a child, no.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This one of my favorite places. It's great for adults and kids. There are so many things to do that you will want to return several times . There are hands on exhibits, touching tanks with Rays, an IMAX theater. Anything related to marine life will be found here. Parking garage is across the street. There is a seal tank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

A perfect outing for a rainy day. The kids enjoyed the interactiveness. We also loved the IMAX theater. The screen is six stories high and the sound is outstanding. I did feel like it should have clearer signs from the parking lot to the IMAX. Although there's a huge arrow towards the entrance. It's not clear how far to walk... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

easy to get to and easy parking. a bit pricey but worth it. great exhibits and laid out so you can esily get around. lots of "touch" exhibits like the sting rays. kids love it. almost too much to see. access to the outdoor seal pool and picnic benches right on the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A great aquarium with interactive exhibits, an Imax movie theater, a gift shop and café. There is also a covered parking garage right next door. I can't even say which exhibit I love best because I love them all! I have been here a few times with my Grandchildren. They absolutely love it. We all can't wait to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I love the Maritime Aquarium. My favorite exhibit was the Meerkats. It is a good place to visit if you have young children. It has a good gift shop. It's very educational. Metered parking is available about 2 blocks from the aquarium.

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