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The Maritime Aquarium

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Address: 10 N Water St, Sono District, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
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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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We loved patting the sting rays!

We went with children aged 2 and 4. They loved patting the sting rays, small sharks and jelly fish. They also loved the meercat exhibit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
cwmelaugh
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Greenwich, Connecticut

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went with children aged 2 and 4. They loved patting the sting rays, small sharks and jelly fish. They also loved the meercat exhibit.

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Brewster, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful time with the kids. They enjoyed seeing all the wildlife and the IMAX theater was fantastic!

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Thank Christine G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Maritime aquarium is a great place to take toddlers. It is fun and manageable. The kids loved watching the sea lions and had a blast touching the sting rays. We loved it there. I did find the tank with sea turtles a bit depressing though.

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Thank CarolynM3
Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I purchased a year long membership for the Maritime Aquarium on a gamble. We had taken our two daughters (2 and 5 at the time) to visit one day and the price for our day's ticket could be used towards the membership fee. Doing the math we realized the tickets would pay for themselves with two more... More 

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Norwalk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Maritime Aquarium is located conveniently near the SONO section of town and is near to many family restaurants as well as fine couple dining. Be sure to sit and watch the sharks in the great big tank. Vicariously float along with the jellyfish and just unwind .

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cairo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the aquarium is great, very informative with different marine animals & amphibians . the staff are great, the imax movies are very cultural and really enjoyable

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sons favorite is the sting ray tough tank. The jelly fish are pretty cool too. Not sure if they validate parking. It's a great way to spend time with kids learning something new. Always a teachable moment and the sea lions are pretty cool

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our go-to places with our young children when the weather isn't great. They love touching the jellyfish and stingrays, and watching the animal feedings. The IMAX movies are also great.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Loved it. Did not expect it to big and have so many fish. There were lot of kids who look liked they are having blast.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The animals, facilities and staff were all wonderful. The seal feeding, jellyfish touching, and shark tank diving activities really engaged my two-year-old child.

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  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?