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Address: 10 North Water Street, Sono District, Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone Number: 203-852-0700
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Awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor. The Maritime...

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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A Good Place for Kids of ALL Ages!

My wife and I have visited many times since the Aquarium first opened, and each visit has been wonderful. The exhibits, the animals, the staff, are all excellent. And the IMAX... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
George Y
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I have visited many times since the Aquarium first opened, and each visit has been wonderful. The exhibits, the animals, the staff, are all excellent. And the IMAX is of course spectacular. Eat lunch there, spend the day, and walk 3 blocks to SONO for a nice dinner.

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Wappingers Falls, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Aquarium is a great place to learn about marine life. My children loved seeing all of the animals. The restaurants were also good.

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Thank debbiehJ2032OO
Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to see and learn about marine life. Well designed, plenty of parking, great restaurants and shopping within walking distance. The admission price is a bit expensive. The IMAX theater on the premises is magnificent. Membership has extra perks.

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Thank toothdocxxx
Valley Cottage, New York
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41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We slept over with the Girl Scout Troup. The evening was very well organized. The employees are impressively dedicated, knowledgable and fun. The kids and parents really enjoyed themselves. The building is lovely. A night we will always remember fondly.

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Thank ktrebecca
Westport
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many different animal exhibits that are nice to watch, The staff there are very nice. They can host parties, field trips, and other events. Highly recommended for family trips.

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Thank aberman219
Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
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78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great fun especially with kids. awesome shark tank and seal feeding. great for rainy days although there are a few walk outside exhibits. can be done in one hour or you can take more time and read everything about each exhibit. there are touch tanks and a big stingray touch area. a few exhibits change over the seasons. the walk-in... More 

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Thank Matthew S
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Maritime Aquarium is a great aquarium for both young and old. I took my parents here for Father's Day and we had a really good time. Be prepared to spend all day here. The iMax theater is well-worth it as well. The best part for us was that it was within walking distance from the Metro North train station.

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Thank KRUIZ8204
New Milford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have a yearly pass to the aquarium and there are some months I end up taking my son every weekend! I always bring a friend or two along and both the adults and children have a fantastic time! If you are looking for a shorter fun adventure the aquarium is the place to go; all of the exhibits are... More 

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Enfield, CT
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time, although it is not the best aquarium. The IMAX Movie on Whales was spectacular.

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Thank dragonflysees
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great day. Butterfly house was great.the seals are great . overall a great experience. Wish it was bigger.

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