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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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A wonderful place to take our children and grandchildren.

Our family from our adult children to our young grandchildren absolutely love going to the Aquarium. The exhibits are educational as well as fun and teh staff is very professional.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Newtown, Connecticut, United States
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Newtown, Connecticut, United States
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family from our adult children to our young grandchildren absolutely love going to the Aquarium. The exhibits are educational as well as fun and teh staff is very professional.

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Thank Lou R
New Jersey
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75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time exploring the many exhibits in this aquarium. Pay attention to the feeding times in the different areas for a better experience. We were able to see both the shark and seals being fed. An IMAX ticket is included in the price of admission. There are previews you can view on their website to help you... More 

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Thank TaleofGenji
Hartford, CT
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95 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great experience for visitors of all ages. The Aquarium is a treat for the senses: where else can you touch swimming rays, examine an octopus close-up, practice rope-tying, and watch sea turtles, sharks, and many varieties of fish swim about in large tanks? Well-laid out and interpreted, the Norwalk Aquarium is an experience not to be missed. The I-Max... More 

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Windsor, Connecticut
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this aquarium! It's not really big but has enough to keep everyone entertained for several hours. My kids loved the big tank with sea turtles and sharks. We considered going either here or to Mystic Aquarium...visiting the Maritime Aquarium saved us literally about $35 (on one adult and three child admissions).There is a little something for everyone...interactive exhibits,... More 

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Thank Deb W
New Jersey
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133 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a huge aquarium but it's very nice and clean and has an IMAX movie theater (Movie comes with the price of admission). We saw every exhibit and the movie and were there for 4 hours. Loved the frogs, jellyfish, turtles, sea horses ... etc. We missed a few exhibits the first time around so we really took... More 

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small and cute aquarium. Admission tickets come with an IMAX movie ticket too, which is a nice plus. The giant sea turtles, harbor seals, sting ray & shark and jellyfish touch tanks are excellent. There is a need for more bathrooms, water fountains, hand wash stations particularly near the touch tanks (only one that I could see sandwiched... More 

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Thank mtdewytotoro
Wilton, Connecticut
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

What a great place to relax with your kids of all ages. We got to pet the rays in the large pool. How cool! My kids loved the penguins and seals. Lots to see! A definite for the whole family and visitors as well.

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Thank Lamonga
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Children as well as adults enjoy the exhibits depicting the aquatic life of Long Island Sound. Follow the signs from I-95. There is ample parking in a garage dedicated to the use of visitors.

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit with family.wish they have food court, accesorios a little expensive, parking lot so confused

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Newtown
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have taken my students and my kids here - What an exceptional experience!!! The touch tank - feeding the seals and petting sting rays and sharks were really cool!!! Could not get my kids to leave and see other exhibits - Also they have a boat for wonderful excursions !!! Super Place for a Day Trip and don't forget... More 

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