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The Maritime Aquarium

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Open Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Lots of hands on for young people a bit crowded die to end of the year school field trips so pick a... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Nancy W
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Great Way To Spend An Afternoon

Reading the reviews, we were conflicted whether or not to try out this aquarium while passing... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
RaceTrackHunter
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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
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Lots of hands on for young people a bit crowded die to end of the year school field trips so pick a better time.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 6 July 2018

I have visited this aquarium a few years back & decided to take a trip with my children (10 & 13). This place has definitely changed. You can literally go through this aquarium in about 90 minutes. It is a very small aquarium & it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Reading the reviews, we were conflicted whether or not to try out this aquarium while passing through. We decided to stop, and were glad we did. Is it on the smaller side - absolutely - but it was clean, well organized, and the staff was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank RaceTrackHunter
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Great place for adults and kids alike. We were fortunate to be there when there were divers in the shark tank answering questions, which was great. We also got to see the feeding of the Sea lions. The price of the ticket includes the iMax...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JerryA5
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Our kids especially like the seals. You can touch/hold some of the animals-- horseshoe crab, rays. Unsure if I'd bring anyone over 12. Two hours is plenty of time to see it all.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Great place to go with the family, I have been taking my kids since there are 1 yrs old, and they still like it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank p b
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This is a very small aquarium which was perfect for the 8 month ago we brought. As an adult, I would not visit this aquarium without children, because it is small and really geared towards a young age. One of the hardest parts is dealing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank dreamergirl4686
Reviewed 19 June 2018

It's not that big but kids will definitely enjoy it. A good place to spend a rainy afternoon. It's big enough for them to get a good overview but not too big to wear them out.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Susanne P
Reviewed 4 June 2018

One generation gap between children and adults is the standard for fulfillment through the experience in the sense that length of a visit or size of a place are crucial factors for the consumers' experience. The Maritime Aquarium is a very fine place for the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Richiebeans
Reviewed 31 May 2018

My wife and I go to Aquariums in every state we visit, so i have high expectations to begin with (just a disclaimer). It wasn't a terrible aquarium by any means, we were just disappointed. The Seal show was cool and a few of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Unclebennytraveler
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The neighborhood is named SoNo. Full of businesses, restaurants, things to do, and parks.
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