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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My children loved this place because they were able to see the seals up close. During feeding time the trainer took the seal out and had us form a circle and he was able to come out and interact with the trainer outside of the pool. There are also several touch tanks as well, stingrays, jelly fish, and other sea... More

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Queens, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Great aquarium to visit. Fun for the family on a Sunday afternoon, nearby parking (for a fee) and restaurants available within walking distance. Very clean and engaging, touch and go areas for kids to visit such as stingrays and crabs, along with star fish etc. Seal and shark shows w/ q&a also available for kids and parents to enjoy.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place is small but had a variety of exhibits. The seals were the best. Feeding times are listed and you can view them from the second floor. the shark exhibit and the jelly fish tank were my little ones favorite. They also had prairie dogs which I thought was interesting. The touch pool is big so you don't have... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Aquarium! I noticed you posted on Aug. 20, 2014 for your Oct. 2013 visit and mentioned penguins in your review. I would like to clarify for anyone using Trip Advisor as a resource: *Please note* that the African penguins were part of a special exhibit dating back several years ago, prior... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Found it to be too small, you can cover it it 2-3 hours. They had a sea lion feeding time which made the visit more entertaining. The parakeet cage was nice but you need to expect poop everywhere. The shark tank "show" was entertaining at the beginning but then got a bit boring. Found it to be a bit overpriced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This aquarium is very small but well done. A nice way to spend 2-3 hours. The seals really ham it up for shows and they obviously really like their trainers. They have some very cute tricks (our favorite was the shark trick). I would recommend this place to anyone with children as they have quite a few touch areas.

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Kentwood, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a great place to stop for a break. Excellent exhibits - well designed for children with viewing windows and platforms to let them see.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

AT $40 for two, it's pricey but the sheer variety of offerings make this well worth the money. The jellyfish breeding section was very unique and interesting, and we loved the giant sea turtles having enough space to move in natural ways instead of the bored repetitions often seen in aquariums. There were lots of things to touch (jellyfish, rays,... More

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Norwalk, CT
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I hadn't been to the aquarium in years and I was really impressed when went a couple of weeks ago. There are so many interactive exhibits...lots of things to touch! I don't see how anyone of any age could really get bored if you are an animal lover or interested marine life. Watching the sharks, the meerkats run around, the... More

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Madison, New Jersey
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195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a great choice for a day trip if you have very young children. You will spend no more than 2 hours here. It's a small cute aquarium which is perfect for toddlers. I think older children would be bored here. Best part is the jellyfish touch tank! Like others have mentioned, in the summer, it's full of kid... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

although it was highly reccomnded to us by our cousin that said it was nice an dsuitble for all ages, our son (15) was surprised to see the place was full of little children and we left almost immediately

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