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The Maritime Aquarium

10 North Water Street, Sono District, Norwalk, CT 06854
203-852-0700
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Norwalk
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Getting married
Owner description: Awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor. The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

It is a small but very educational Aquarium that has a very nice selection of sea and animal life, both from the Long Island Sound and from around the world. The exhibits are beautiful and meditative. There are a wide range of sea animals that children can touch and the shark exhibit and jelly fish exhibit are outstanding...It is a... More

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Harrison
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I haven't been to this aquarium since I was a child and really enjoying coming here with my husband and 1 year old son on a rainy Saturday. It has a nice variety of things to see - - from the seals (don't miss their feeding session) to the jellies to the touch pool tanks to the meerkats. I look... More

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Maritime_Aquarium, Guest Relations Manager at The Maritime Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us and we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Unfortunately the parking garage is managed, and fees are set, by the City of Norwalk. The Aquarium receives none of that revenue. More

Stony Point, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Took our 2 year old granddaughter there on a rainy Saturday. Great place for small kids. Staff is very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Prices were reasonable - worth the money and our hour ride to get there. Will go back in nice weather so we can take the boat ride.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have a family membership and take the grandkids whenever they request it--which is often. The lecture series are always wonderful and the IMAX theater is great. We love it!

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Norwalk, CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great place to visit, for both locals and those visiting Norwalk. Exhibits vary from large tanks to up-close touch tanks. You MUST visit the jellyfish room...so peaceful.

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london
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Fun, engaging, entertaining. We always love to come here! I miss coming here regularly because now my children are older.

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New York City, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This aquarium is perfect for families with toddlers. It is well laid out, so that visitors naturally flow to different areas instead of following a set path and crowd a particular area. The rays, seals, sharks, sea turtles and lemurs (yes, lemurs in an aquarium) were our two-year old boy's favorites. In fact we enjoyed the visit as much as... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We went to the Maritime Aquarium multiple times this summer, and we are actually coming with our Granddaughter tomorrow. The exhibits are always interesting, and we have our many favorites, which we visit each time. We enjoy eating in the cafeteria, where the food is good, fresh and there's something for everyone. We almost always conclude with the gift shop,... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My family and I enjoyed the Maritime Aquarium. So much to do and so much to see. I think this aquarium is much better than the Mystique Seaport aquarium.

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Curitiba, PR
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a very good aquarium with many activities for children - and adults too! Great place to go during school vacations!

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