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The Maritime Aquarium

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10 N Water St, Sono District, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
+1 203-852-0700
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Great for kids but eat lunch elsewhere

There are lots of opportunities to touch the sea life, so it is especially appealing to elementary... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2016
StamfordBetty
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Stamford, Connecticut
Great local exhibits

Always a stop while on my way back from points further north. Fish and marine life local to the... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2016
scott t
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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“imax theater” (83 reviews)
“seal feeding” (30 reviews)
“touch tank” (49 reviews)
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10 N Water St, Sono District, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
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+1 203-852-0700

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Reviewed July 18, 2016

There are lots of opportunities to touch the sea life, so it is especially appealing to elementary school age children. There are lots of school groups and camps that visit, so a visit later in the day will be less crowded. I have visited three...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Always a stop while on my way back from points further north. Fish and marine life local to the Atlantic and great South Bay. Always something new. This year was a butterfly exhibit that was fantastic to walk through. Very well done. Many activities and...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I've been to several aquariums and this one is by far my favorite! My husband,daughter and her friend also enjoyed our visit. There is so much to see and do here. Also,they have meerkats! We were fortunate enough to witness treat time twice the day...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting this aquarium. It was a decent size with lots to look at. My son really enjoyed the butterfly exhibit and the sharks. We would go back for another visit.

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Reviewed July 10, 2016

Though many exhibits are designed for young children, we adults all had a very good time. The focus in on local aquatic life, and the aquarium does a great job of showing fascinating underwater animals in their habitats. Who knew there were so many interesting...More

Thank ConnecticutLocavore
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Reviewed July 9, 2016

terrible visit, map was useless...dozens of kids just running amuck, great if you have a 5 year old or younger you are trying to exhaust for nap time..but terrible if you want to wander through the aquarium and actually look at the exhibits without being...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2016

We have a little of everything here. This is a solid attraction for families with children. Come see the beautiful exhibits.

Thank Dr S
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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

It's an aquarium. But it is clean and safe with knowledgable docents. The IMAX theater is excellent though a bit pricy. The aquarium seems to make a change to the exhibits to keep it fresh. There are annual family memberships that seem to be good...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2016

Our grandson loved touching the sting rays and having the "dragon" sit on his shoulder as well as touching the jellies. For a really hyper kid, we were blown away by this stillness and patience in the special butterfly exhibit. He was mystified and calmed...More

Thank peggyvb
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Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to the Maritime Aquarium this morning. An IMAX movie is included in the price of admission, so we saw an interesting movie about our National Parks. It was a pleasant day out seeing some seals, sharks, pettable rays and jelly...More

Thank Edward M
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Brendan K
January 31, 2018|
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Response from lukesawyer985 | Reviewed this property |
The neighborhood is named SoNo. Full of businesses, restaurants, things to do, and parks.
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Response from PATTAYJAY | Reviewed this property |
Adults: $22.95 Child (age 3-12): $15.95 Youth (age 13-17): $20.95 Senior (age 65+): $20.95 Imax movie ticked included with admissions
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Jean R
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Response from Maritime_Aquarium | Property representative |
Hi, Jean. Yes, the entire Aquarium is handicapped-accessible. Please come visit!
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