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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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Hidden Gem, informative boat ride

We’ve been to a lot of aquariums around the world and this one is one of our favorites. What sets... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Breckenridge, Colorado
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Touristy but informational

This aquarium has been around for 30 year and there is a lot of construction in the area making... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Mamaroneck, New York
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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 18 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to a lot of aquariums around the world and this one is one of our favorites. What sets this one apart is the boat ride into Long Island Sound. The staff of Nikki and Lauren dredge up critters from the top, bottom and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

This aquarium has been around for 30 year and there is a lot of construction in the area making parking a challenge. The array of fish is quite good but there is a lot of emphasis on jelly fish and sharks. There are a lot...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the maritime aquarium on a rainy Saturday. We drove in from NY and arrived about an hour after it opened. I was looking forward to our “day trip” but not a long line to get in. I probably shouldn’t have been surprised that everyone...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Pipsy05
Reviewed 6 August 2018

It was a little crowded since it was a Saturday afternoon but not overboard. The kids loved all the touch tanks and sea lion exhibit. It even has an area for toddlers to play. Membership worth it if you can visit again. Paid $8 for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 4 August 2018

This is an annual highlight to our grandkids' visits. There's always something new and wonderful to see - facilities are superb with play structures and something for all.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank physiciantraveler
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We spent about 3.5 hours at the Aquarium. We saw the shark feeding, we touched the jellyfish, stingrays and sharks, we saw the seal feeding, toured the jellies and dragons exhibits, and watched the IMAX Pandas. The kids are 5 and 7 years old, we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

I went here with my son on a weekday when the older kids were in school and we had a great time. The aquarium is very interactive for kids and has a lot of touch tanks. The seals were wonderful I only wish there was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joe G
Reviewed 19 July 2018

this place smells bad and has fish I can find in any lake. Big deal. And they charge a fortune. Don't eat the seafood in the cafeteria. I hear the staff fishes it out of the back every day.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Car S
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit and spend time with family. this place is wonderful and we learn everything and for everyone. I love the beauty and animals that you can find! the cinema is beautiful and super cute.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AmoresD
Reviewed 10 July 2018

My wife and I took a one hour drive to this aquarium on a week day. It was a wonderful trip! The aquarium is clean, and its attractions are impressive. I have been to aquariums with giant tanks, which are not present here, but there...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank ceriksen45
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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.