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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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10:00 - 17:00
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 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 29 November 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 15 November 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I visited for the 1st time with a friend from out of town and we loved it! I am excited to say my husband and I became annual members so we can visit again especially with visitors. The membership is a great value because it includes an IMAX movie with each visit. They had 4 to choose from and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The aquarim was well maintained, friendly knowledgeable staff, can pet the stingrays, touch and jelly fish . I ax show was good too

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