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The Maritime Aquarium

#1 of 34 things to do in Norwalk Features Animals
10 N Water St, Sono District, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
+1 203-852-0700
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This place blows

Once is enough. Smells like dead fish. Not much to sea. More interesting to open a can of tuna... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
pennysaeger
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Elkton, Maryland
A wonderful treat for children

We have taken our grandchildren there several times and loved the interactive nature of it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Johnna T
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Stamford, Connecticut
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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%
Travellers talk about
“imax theater” (75 reviews)
“seal feeding” (31 reviews)
“touch tank” (47 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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 4 days ago

Once is enough. Smells like dead fish. Not much to sea. More interesting to open a can of tuna and watch it swim.

Thank pennysaeger
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have taken our grandchildren there several times and loved the interactive nature of it, particularly the seals, the touch ponds and educational performances. The variety is quite good. Do not take them too young however because it good be a little scary. They should...More

Thank Johnna T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the Maritime Aquarium several times now and I don't get sick of it. It is a place where you can spend a couple of hours or most of the day, if you choose to. There are demonstrations, an IMAX movie, a lot...More

Thank Mary Beth J
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for kids, families, and anyone interested in marine life. They do a great job, exhibits are great and so are the interactive exhibits where you can touch marine life. Worth a visit for sure.

Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice aquarium and quite educational on the Long Island waterways. The touch tanks are a nice added bonus. Lots of families and very family friendly for those with small children. An IMAX movie is included with your admission. There is a lovely picnic area...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to purchase a couple membership - which is a good way to support the facility - plus it's well worth the $130.00 fee!! We live at the Berkeley at Waypointe in Norwalk so it is convenient to check out new exhibits and/or IMAX...More

Thank nckac57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came for a little date day. Even though there's a lot of kids the aquarium is wonderful! It's a nice size and we had a blast. Bonus, it's clearly a great family trip as well!

Thank ohhmyclementine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderfil fishies sharks seals turtles yes yesloved it!!! Fabulous. Amazing. Why must this have 100 characters?

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a nut shell... it's an amazing aquarium with beautiful exhibits. Being from Long Island I especially enjoyed the LI sound exhibits. Will definitely be back on my next trip to Connecticut.

Thank newyorker11b3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hands on kids exhibits, aquarium views of long island sound. Sharks and other fish aplenty. We go back whenever in the area. highlight was the harbor seals.

Thank OurCaptiva
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Jean R
8 July 2017|
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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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Jean R
8 July 2017|
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Response from newyorker11b3 | Reviewed this property |
Not 100% sure but I am willing to bet it is. I would give them a call just to confirm.
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robertberland
9 February 2017|
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Response from Maritime_Aquarium | Property representative |
Hi Robert. There is a list of hotels on our website that are nearby and offer either discounted Aquarium admission vouchers or packages that include Aquarium vouchers. The closest hotels in Norwalk are: Even Hotel (855... More
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