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The Maritime Aquarium

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Address: 10 N Water St, Sono District, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
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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Excellent day at the Maritime Aquarium

Love this aquarium and the wonderful attractions and exhibits! Perfect day for our family- my two year old and seven year old both love it here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love this aquarium and the wonderful attractions and exhibits! Perfect day for our family- my two year old and seven year old both love it here!

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New City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The aquarium is small enough so you can see everything in an afternoon but so rich with exhibits that you can spend the entire day. It's perfect for active children as most of the museum is carpeted and exhibits are low enough for kids to view their own. The cafe offers a decent variety of food with plenty of seating.... More 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we spent the morning at the Aquarium with the kids and my father, who is in a scooter. The mini elevators at the stairs where getting stuck with him in the elevator because the doors would not close there was never anyone around to help with them. Then when we got to the Imax Theater we where told the handicap... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Made a trip out to the aquarium with my 2 & 4 year old. They had a ton of fun, both really enjoyed the beluga whales. While the aquarium isn't huge, we easily spend a day and a half here (get your ticket validated on the way out to come back the next 2 days for free). Food is decent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been a member for a couple of years. Grandkids love the place and we have taken friends and family as well. Imax shows vary and are always interesting. Lots of year round family events.

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our son loves this Acquarium. From the Jellies to the Shark Tanks, the Stingrays and the special exhibits such as the Butterflies this summer we enjoyed them all. The project stations are always interesting, last time we built and painted a ship and he still paints it at home. The IMAX theatre presentations are fantastic as well.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent as always!! The butterfly exhibit is exceptional! And we look forward to seeing the new exhibit when it opens!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Touching the sting rays and enjoying the seal feeding is a must. Take in an IMAX show also. Solid 2 hour visit for four year olds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I´ve been to the aquarium a couple of times with two kids. They love it there! It´s very interactive, they can run around, push buttons, touch jelly fish and sting rays, climb up on windows and there are always extra attractions going on. One of our favorites are the seal feeding times. There is an indoor playground upstairs suitable for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've lived in norwalk my whole life and always enjoy a visit to the aquarium. The seal show is so much fun, and the multiple touch tanks throughout are great for kids and adults alike. Educational and entertaining

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