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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 10 Attractions in Norwalk
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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.

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Bronx, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This aquarium is amazing! It has several floors with many things to offer. In the summer the outdoor space can be used and its great as well. It has am IMAX theater that is incredible! The movies offered are animal related and are wonderful. The shop is great too, many cute things to pick from. There are many things to... More

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Larchmont, New York
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63 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Our 14 month old absolutely loved the aquarium, including the seal feeding and the many sea creatures that she was allowed to touch, including crabs, stingrays, starfish and jellyfish. The meerkat exhibit in the special Africa wing was her favorite. I was overall very impressed by this aquarium, which has a good diversity of species on display and which does... More

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West Haven, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I went here with my daughter (1 year), my 3 friends, and my godson (3 years old). I haven’t been to the aquarium in over 7 years and it was nice to see all the changes. My daughter enjoyed looking at all the tanks of fish and really loved the seals. She even touched a starfish in the touch tank... More

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I guess after having lived in San Antonio and Orlando, my expectations need adjusting. It was an enjoyable experience, we especially enjoyed the lorikeets and feeding them, the interactive exhibits, etc. We really enjoyed the Seal Shows and learning about the Sound was also interesting. Imax tickets are just under $10 and admission for adults is $19.95 - since we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Is a nice place for kids; we visited 2 weeks ago, with my niece and she love it, we like the tank with sharks.

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Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

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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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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62 reviews 62 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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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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