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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
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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... 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Norwalk, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We live nearby and spent many, many hours here when the kids were young. We returned recently with family visiting from abroad. From ages 8-48, we all had a great time. We locals especially enjoyed the friendly lorikeets sitting on our shoulders and eating from our hands.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have been a member of the Maritime Aquarium for several years and will continue to be a member each yar. Every time I visit it is amazing! I love all of the exhibits I find it very peaceful. I always visit the gift shop and buy new things, ladt tme I purchased a lighthouse picture that had led lights,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not a large selection of exotic marine animals, but a lot of local species. Very educational and a blast for kids! If you're local, the membership is totally worth it. Everything is clean, staff is friendly and helpful. Overall a great place to spend a day with kids!

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I've been going to the aquarium with my family for about 5 years now and this year I finally bought a membership. I'm so glad I did! My girls who are 5 and 7 really enjoy going and we always find something new. There is so much to see and explore! We love the Jiggle a Jelly exhibit and the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Enjoy that some areas are hands on - can touch jellyfish, rays, horseshoe crab, etc. also play area for young children is small but great for toddlers. They don't have a lot of unusual or large fish or other aquatic life. We're members and it is absolutely worth it.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I have mixed feelings about aquariums as I honestly don't feel right about large fish being in small tanks and Seals and Otters also...even if they are rescued...I wish the seal pool was larger and the Otter area. Having said that I was very impressed last time I went to this aquarium....the hands on tanks are carefully monitored..kids have a... More

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