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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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A Good Visit....But

We visited the Maritime on a Thursday morning. We came here because they have a butterfly exhibit through the summer months. We saw all of the standing exhibits including the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited the Maritime on a Thursday morning. We came here because they have a butterfly exhibit through the summer months. We saw all of the standing exhibits including the sea lions, the ray and jellyfish petting tanks, the fish and frogs etc. The butterfly exhibit is outdoors next to the sandy play area. The line moves very SLOWLY. If... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We attended an event for the 40th anniversary of Jaws. We arrived a day early and toured the aquarium and enjoyed it so much, we went back the day of the event early enough to tour again. The staff is great! We can't wait to attend another event there. Looking forward to a trip on the research vessel.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I attended a workshop for teachers called Fish School. I enjoyed the workshop which introduced many area teachers to various programs available for the school year. We experience curriculum, IMAX theater and research vessel. A Great presentation of the facility and it services. Congratulations to the new Director welcome to a Norwalk, Connecticut . Thank you for such a great... More 

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Millsboro, Delaware, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Not very large but they had an I max theater. Food. Gift shop.seal feeding. Suitable for adults or kids. There were a fair amount of school children age groups there. Oh can't forget the butterfly exhibit which was great

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had a lovely time visiting the butterflies. The staff in the butterfly area have lots of knowledge about each of the butterflies and enjoy sharing it with the visitors. They are extremely patient with little children and children of all ages. The butterflies will come and light on you, especially if you wear solid light colors. Nobody rushes you,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My 2 year old daughter enjoyed this aquarium, as I am sure all young children would enjoy any attraction with live animals. Not geared for older children- I recommend if you need to kill time on a rainy day, otherwise there are other attractions within a 20 minute drive that I would choose.

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Conklin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

this place is great! lots for kids to touch and see, awesome butterfly exhibit outside, playground. super clean, very friendly staff

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Woodmere, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

great place and most is inside which is wonderful on a very hot, cold or rainy day. Excellent exhibits, play areas, Imax so there is something for everyone.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We always have a great time here. I bought a membership for a great price and go often with my toddler. The butterfly exhibit is new and here for the summer. It's incredible (better than the Bronx Zoo's). We love the seals, touching stingrays, touching and watching the jellyfish, having a snack while watching the Sharks, playing in the under... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A little pricey but a great ambience for children where they can actually touch a stingray and a jelly fish. Butterfly room was very beautiful, I've never seen so many types of butterflies before.

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Address: 10 North Water Street, Sono District, Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone Number: 203-852-0700
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Norwalk
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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