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“perfect weekday afternoon outing”

The Maritime Aquarium
Ranked #1 of 39 things to do in Norwalk
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed January 18, 2012

Great place for kids to learn and touch animals. Lots of different set up like petting sting rays, crafts for kids, 3D virtual rides (extra cost though), and penguins...who doesn't love penguins. Great place to hang for an hour or so with kids. If you live in the area its best to become a member so you have easier and cheaper access...plus your supporting a necessary and wonderful organization. Will say a little out dated and old but a dying breed and would hate to see it go. Great learning place for children and even some adults!

Thank coley9
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

The Maritime Aquarium is a small aquarium but is still a great place to visit. The seal and penguin exhibits are my favorite. It's great for kids and school trips because it is a great place to learn about animals.

Thank Dannied
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

Great place to visit. Family loved it. Staff was great with explaining sea life to the kids. We will be back. One thing we missed out on was the IMAX movies would love to see more showings...

Thank hotel888
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

We were visiting Danbury, CT and there isn't a whole lot to do in Danbury except go some place else so we decided to check out the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. This aquarium was fairly inexpensive to get into, $12 for adults, however it seemed like it was geared more towards children. It also featured a Prairie Dog exhibit. I just figured it would have more exhibits since it was so close to the coast.

Thank DonutGoddess
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

The Maritime is a great aquarium! It has a gift shop. And of corse, the aquarium! I love the aquarium!

Thank lolz9007
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