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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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Not too bad

Standard typical aquarium. Nothing super special. The area is near other marine type boat stores... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Oxford, Massachusetts
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Nice aquarium close to NYC

My son loves sharks so wanted to take him so he could see the exhibit. We got to see the shark dive... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Levittown, New York
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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 30 May 2018 via mobile

Standard typical aquarium. Nothing super special. The area is near other marine type boat stores. Kids will really enjoy the place.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Santiago1109
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

My son loves sharks so wanted to take him so he could see the exhibit. We got to see the shark dive which was cool. The seal feeding was nice. The stingray and jellyfish touch interaction was fun for the kids. The aquarium is small...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

The aquarium was a little disappointing...most of the exhibits were geared to young children. I wouldn't mind but the $25 entrance and the 1,000 school children made this a ho hum visit. The noise level along was enough to make me get thru this in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank dianacanaday
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The Maritime Aquarium is in the heart of the historic waterfront neighborhood of SoNo which is short for South Norwalk. The aquarium is fun place to go for all ages as there is so much to see and do. The kids love the tidal pool...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 10 May 2018

If you are disabled and in a wheelchair,which I am, Ken is the most helpful and understanding person you will find in Norwalk.He wants you to enjoy and learn about this place.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We have been visiting the Aquarium for many years, since the grand opening decades ago. Still a great place to take the kids - or in my case now, the grandkids. Mine are ages 3, 6, and almost 9, and all three had a good...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank George Y
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I had a lovely afternoon strolling through the aquarium with my son. I learned a ton (check out the black dragon!) and he had fun showing off his Wild Kratts knowledge. We really enjoyed the Panda imax movie (though... Pandas? At the aquarium? Sure). The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank BarryMama
Reviewed 28 April 2018

We decided to make a full day out of our trip and planned to not only enjoy all of the exhibits, but also take time to watch not one, but two IMAX movies. We were not disappointed. We live in Central Connecticut and I was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank havekiddoswill
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Its an amazing place for kids. where some fish they could touch with there hands. Of course its good for adults too but I would recommend going there with kids unless fish is your hobby.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Aroundtheworldfest
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Nice but small aquarium. Was a pleasant enough visit.....but I feel that it is overpriced for what is available. The fact that the price of admission includes the Imax is certainly nice but I sill feel it's too expensive.

Date of experience: April 2018
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8 September 2018|
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Response from p b | Reviewed this property |
no, they are separate
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Response from lukesawyer985 | Reviewed this property |
The neighborhood is named SoNo. Full of businesses, restaurants, things to do, and parks.