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The Maritime Aquarium

Address: 10 North Water Street, Sono District, Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone Number: 203-852-0700
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Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Norwalk
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Owner description: Awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor. The Maritime Aquarium inspires people...
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

nice place, not too big, but hate it when I have to pay extra for bird attraction, etc. Just include it all in the price.

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West Hartford CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My 8-year old son and I just visited the Maritime Aquarium for the 2nd time and had a great experience. From the moment you enter and all throughout, natural lighting is abundant and the common areas offer plenty of space to stop and plan your next steps. We thoroughly enjoyed our Imax movie on beluga whales and the tanks to... More 

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norwalk, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The maritime center in Norwalk is a great place for everyone. Kids love the touch tanks and adults like learning about the water that we live next to. The repurposed building is beautiful and the staff is always helpful. Plan on eating in a local eatery though, not in the building. A great day and night if you take in... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We've got an annual membership to The Maritime Aquarium, bringing two kids every once in a while. My favorite attraction is the shark aquarium. We love seeing the seals too. There is an outside space as well by the water. However playground with the boat is really dated and need restoration and more fun things for kids to do as... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very varied amount of things to see & do. IMAX Theater Very Cool ! They always have themed attractions such as the Mere Cats, Seals, or The Sharks

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Westchester County, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great place for kids of all ages. There is an iMax theater and there are changing exhibits and educational opportunities. My family has gone many times and each time we enjoy it. Little children will enjoy the opportunity to touch things like starfish, and older children will enjoy the exhibits to learn more about marine life. It... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I haven't been to this aquarium in years and I was impressed! The staff was friendly and gave suggestions on how to make the most of our visit. The kids loved the Stingray touch tank, the Jelly fish touch tank, the new Dragon exhibit, the feeding of the seals, and all the other exhibits we encountered during our visit. I... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Norwalk is very fortunate to have such a wonderful aquarium. It is a great place to take 3 year olds as well as 60 year olds. So many fish to see-- the shark tank is huge and fascinating. The seal "tank" can be watched for 30 minutes and even the young love to hear the trainers talk. Otters scrambling around... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Kids had so many new experiences - watching the seals being fed, touching stingrays and moon jellyfish, watched IMAX movie and spent a great afternoon there! Highly recommend.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a gem in Norwalk, fun for all ages. Would like to see them more integrated into their surroundings, especially the river and riverbank.

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