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The Maritime Aquarium

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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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Nice Day!

Our party of 6 included 3 kids (8,9,11) all really had a fun day! the place is clean and staffed by friendly, informative people who go out of there way to make sure everyone is... read more

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Commack, New York
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Commack, New York
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Our party of 6 included 3 kids (8,9,11) all really had a fun day! the place is clean and staffed by friendly, informative people who go out of there way to make sure everyone is having a good time and gets filled with knowledge about the various animals. Imax movie was also really good and included in admission.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic for children, but as adults we liked it a lot. It seems they take good care of the animals and they have a good selection (lovely jelly fish and the meerkats are just adorable)

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love this aquarium so much that we got a membership to it. The Seals are my favorite exhibit. They are beautiful and graceful. My son loves the stingrays and shark touch tank. The last time we went they had the flutter zone. You get to walk in and have butterflies flying all around you. We even had the pleasure... More 

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Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been in two oceanariums before - Monaco and Portugal. This small one in Connecticut in companies with firsts two. BUT! We spent more than 6 hours without tiredness. Good expositions and interesting programs are interesting both for children, and for adults. I forgot about my age and creeped trough hole just for see how to live surikates in their... More 

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Thank Elena P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I haven't had time to go to the aquarium recently, but I remember having fun there. First of all, they have lots of fun exhibits for younger children and the whole family to enjoy. Second of all, they have really good food at their restaurant. Third, the aquarium is clean and tidy, despite being crowded by little kids and their... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've lived in Norwalk for nine years now, and it is so nice to see how the Maritime Center has grown. It is educational, and fun! They always have special exhibits, and the IMAX Theatre has a choice of 3-4 movies, which are all wonderful. It is very busy with young families on the weekends, so if you seek to... More 

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Astoria, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this place. Beautiful approach to animals and nature and visitors!. Everything is hands on , you can touch sharks, stingrays , jellyfish, crabs..... Very well organized, kids also loved interactive games...As addition to aquarium they also have lizards, frogs, meerkats and butterflies!

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Thank stajka
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to head with younger children and teens alike. Plenty to do and many places to let the kids do their "own" thing. We did leave feeling sorry for the octopus though...

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Naperville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfect for all ages, super clean, friendly and helpful staff. Loved the IMAX that is included in the very reasonable entrance fee. Great exhibits.. lovely location right in South Norwalk. Easy parking.

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Thank MariaT1971
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent exhibits and educational experience! Great aquarium...one of the best! Variety of species, changing exhibits, touch tanks, great space, IMAX theatre, and good local restaurants to enjoy. A must visit!

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