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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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10 Year Old Loved This Aquarium!

This was a great time! The admission includes an IMAX film, so it’s a good value. We were visiting... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2018
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Wonderful Experience

The Maritime Aquarium is a wonderful place to spend the day! If you have young children, don't... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Norwalk, Connecticut
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“seal feeding”(33 reviews)
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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 17 November 2018 via mobile

This was a great time! The admission includes an IMAX film, so it’s a good value. We were visiting from out of town, so having an area of what lives in the region was cool. It doesn’t take a lot of time to go through...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

The Maritime Aquarium is a wonderful place to spend the day! If you have young children, don't hesitate taking them there. The design of the aquarium is awesome, you can let them out of their stroller and runner ahead of you, along side of you....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We go here all the time, we love this place. The kids always learn something new every time we go. The imax is awesome. The new exhibits are cool. They have special exhibits for a few months a couple times a year so it’s worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JLynn203
Reviewed 23 October 2018

I have been enjoying the Maritime Center for decades. I remember the first time I went there, they had shipwright (shipbuilding) exhibits and one of the Solo-North Atlantic crossing sailboats on display. Since they the Center has expanded by leaps & bounds to vastly increase...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank greenwichite2017
Reviewed 15 October 2018

They close at 5pm so get there early, there is a lot to see and do. Its a very interactive place, you can touch the jellyfish, stingrays, and watch a sea lion feeding. There are some great exhibits, as well as an IMAX experience we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shelleybtravels
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Wonderful place to visit with young ones. Exciting to watch the seals at feeding time. Definitely an interesting outing for visiting Family and Friends!

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

To me this aquarium is perfect when you have little kids. They have a few interactive areas to touch jelly fish, rays, crabs, shell fish etc. Plus, sea lion shows, gigiant turtles, 4-6 sharks, octopus, jelly fish exhibits, etc. It's smaller than most of aquariums...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank snowfusion
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

My friend brought me here for my birthday. Just as an FYI, parking is in a parking garage across the street. The aquarium is 2 floors, and had many exhibits. There is also an IMAX theatre where you can pick a show to watch. We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018

Loved this place. The Sharks were impressive and I was glad they were on the other side of think glass. The feeding of the seals was another highlight. Lots to see but was confused by the Meerkats in an Aquarium!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CB_Saint
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The Maritime Aquarium is one of my favorite places to go especially with the little ones. They would never get bored,even I was excited I wanted make sure we went down isle,every corner to make sure we didn't miss a thing

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.