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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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Kids loved it

Its an amazing place for kids. where some fish they could touch with there hands. Of course its... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
aroundtheworldfest
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Nice but small aquarium. Was a pleasant enough visit.....but I feel that it is overpriced for what... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TREK39
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BROOKLYN NY
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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” (83 reviews)
“seal feeding” (30 reviews)
“touch tank” (49 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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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"imax theater"
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"seal feeding"
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"touch tank"
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"sea turtles"
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"long island sound"
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"all ages"
in 55 reviews
"marine life"
in 29 reviews
"family membership"
in 13 reviews
"south norwalk"
in 15 reviews
"crab"
in 12 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 17 reviews
"great for kids"
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"kids and adults"
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"day trip"
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"great exhibits"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its an amazing place for kids. where some fish they could touch with there hands. Of course its good for adults too but I would recommend going there with kids unless fish is your hobby.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice but small aquarium. Was a pleasant enough visit.....but I feel that it is overpriced for what is available. The fact that the price of admission includes the Imax is certainly nice but I sill feel it's too expensive.

Thank TREK39
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This aquarium seems to advertise more that CT is in "New England" more so than the aquarium itself, which is located in metro New York City! New England is not a market nor a metro region, so this advertising campaign should cease, or maybe they...More

1  Thank Al Q
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This was my second time visiting this aquarium. I love it! ♥️ Everything is kept clean and although it was busy this time around, it was still nice and organized. It is on the smaller side but its a great lil nearby attraction. Very kid...More

2  Thank Yuly E
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I cannot see how this is voted the best aquarium in ct. It is tiny, disorganized and not well kept. Kids left unattended by their rude parents. Snack bar is typically expensive. Exhibits are short and small. If you have a kid who loves sea...More

Thank Sandra H
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I came here with my boyfriend for an afternoon and enjoyed the visit! For $25 you also get a ticket to their IMAX theater which was HUGE. It was fun, clearly meant mostly for kids, but if you enjoy animals or are a kid at...More

1  Thank SammiDeRosa
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

First time visiting this quiet little town. We visited it at the end of Feb. 2018. The personnel at the Aquarium were all very polite. The excibition was wonderful. My kids enjoy each of them as well as my parents and my wife did. The...More

Thank Miguelstvz
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Such a nice aquarium pretty small but there is defiantly a lot to see! The jellyfish exhibit is the best!

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Clean, friendly staff and great place for young kids!! We spent the day here during their Olympic weekend celebration. Although it was a holiday weekend, it was busy, but not packed. We enjoyed our visit! Just FYI- the bistro is expensive!

Thank dmm407
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

We are Patrons of the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium BUT we are very unhappy that the fact that Long Island Sound is dying or dead depending on where you go in Fairfield County. As a child l could walk along any beach in Greenwich, Stamford, or...More

Thank avstrait
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Brendan K
31 January 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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Wawaquevedo
4 September 2017|
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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
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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