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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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Just a great place to spend time with young children. Our 2 1/2 year old spent 4 hours there... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Greate exhibits, something for everyone

The exhibits are well done and interesting. There is something for every age group. The jellyfish... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Shawn K
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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%
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“imax theater” (82 reviews)
“seal feeding” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10 N Water St, Sono District, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
+1 203-852-0700
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just a great place to spend time with young children. Our 2 1/2 year old spent 4 hours there. We couldn’t get him to leave. The fish are beautiful. And the way the building is arranged allows little ones to keep going to see the...More

Thank NyFunnygirl
Reviewed 5 days ago

The exhibits are well done and interesting. There is something for every age group. The jellyfish section is a family favorite! Employees are knowledgeable and helpful. Gift shop has wonderful, thoughtful items that are perfect for gift giving.

Thank Shawn K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to just be. Play, look, witness, enjoy the beautiful, exquisite atmosphere and take in the calm. No kids, just us adults. Treat yourself to the joy.

Thank MJRomano13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Connecticut standard for locals and tourist... a good place for 1-4 hours. IMAX theater on premises. Lots of opportunities for kids to engage.

Thank jcl08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great day with my three grandchildren ages 3, 4 and 4 months old. There are so many things for them to learn, to touch, do and see. Most activities are indoors. Great for a rainy or hot day as well. Not to expensive....More

Thank Darlene D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was truly disappointed and disheartened to see the animals in such small enclosures. There were 6 seals in the tiniest tank of water. Their tails touched the bottom of the tank. They had to perform in order to get food. Broke my heart. The...More

Thank Lisa M
Maritime_Aquarium, Digital Marketing Manager at The Maritime Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Lisa. Thank you for visiting us. The Maritime Aquarium meets all standards for animal care established by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and our exhibits and practices have received the prestigious accreditation of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA.) In terms of...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Great exhibits with very nice descriptions and unique animals. Looked like they had lots of activities for kids.

Thank Peglou53
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Aquarium is not very large, but the it is very enjoyable. All the different kinds of animals was very interesting. The aquarium is nicely spaced out. Really enjoyed it. The IMAX movie was awesome. Would come back!

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Definitely not an aquarium for adults. Very very young children would enjoy it! Very expensive and there is nothing there. Choose another aquarium to visit! Will never go back!

Thank Kedoalni
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful exhibits but could use some sprucing up, paint, floors are a little sad looking. Still enjoyed the visit.

Thank aem228
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4 September 2017|
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
Jean R
9 July 2017|
Response from Maritime_Aquarium | Property representative |
Hi, Jean. Yes, the entire Aquarium is handicapped-accessible. Please come visit!
Jean R
9 July 2017|
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.