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The Maritime Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Kids love this place!

Best place to go on a rainy weekend with small children to enjoy and interact with sea life in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vero Beach, Florida
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Anyone Under Three On a Saturday?

Weekends in Norwalk, CT at the Aquarium will be packed, with parents with multiple age children but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vincent M
Ossining, New York, United States
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“imax theater”(85 reviews)
“seal feeding”(33 reviews)
“touch tank”(50 reviews)
The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations.
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10 N Water St, Sono District, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
+1 203-852-0700
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best place to go on a rainy weekend with small children to enjoy and interact with sea life in Norwalk and the environs!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TonyC216
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weekends in Norwalk, CT at the Aquarium will be packed, with parents with multiple age children but mainly under three-year-olds. Exhibits should engage and entrance audiences as well as various IMAX options. Add to this hands-on with various: sting-rays, proximity displays with prairie dogs. Worth...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is a little pricey but it's very entertaining. It is clean and the workers were all very helpful and knew there stuff. The large tanks are beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Diving with the sharks is a great show. That was by far the most captivating attraction. The staff patiently answered questions. My kids enjoyed the hands on exhibits like the jellyfish pool that's safe to touch. The seal feeding was also very nice. I liked...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank chanier
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Norwalk Maritime Aquarium is great fun for all ages. The eatery has tasty food. The gift shop has really cute and unique items.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Frances P
Reviewed 8 February 2019

Nice aquarium, but very small and way too expensive. The front desk was so slow to get the tickets. The employees were super nice. The imax movie was cool, but nothing spectacular. Parking was in a lot across the street and cost $2 an hour....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NYC507
Reviewed 2 February 2019

The worst aquarium that I ever been, make my day terrible. The animals live in small places, alone. There are a macaw at a cage impossible to fly.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank resetti
Maritime_Aquarium, Manager at The Maritime Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2019

While the visitor only sees one macaw at the aquarium, we actually have multiple animals and they live in habitats back-of-house, rotating on to the exhibit you saw only during opening hours. They spend their off days with their trainers and also occasionally come down...More

Reviewed 28 January 2019

Our 5 and 2 YO loved this aquarium. We went two days in a row, for 3 hrs each day and barely got it all done! It is huge! They had a bunch of cool touch pools that our kids loved. The staff was great....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank onebigfellah
Reviewed 28 January 2019 via mobile

Visited with my husband and school-age child during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. It was very crowded, which can be expected during that time of the year. It was bit difficult to enjoy the exhibits due to the sheer number of people....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lorraine777
Maritime_Aquarium, Manager at The Maritime Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2019

Wow, Lorraine, we are stunned and very concerned by this experience you shared. What you describe is not tolerable here ... or anywhere. Your post was forwarded to our Director of Guest Operations and she is processing it with her staff. Please know, as a...More

Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

My family and I love the Maritime aquarium, is a fun educational place to visit, don’t miss the imax theater when you go, it offers a great experience.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Marianagg1221
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Response from p b | Reviewed this property |
no, they are separate
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The neighborhood is named SoNo. Full of businesses, restaurants, things to do, and parks.