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The Maritime Aquarium

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Address: 10 N Water St, Sono District, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
Phone Number: +1 203-852-0700
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Awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor. The Maritime...

Awarded the 2013 Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor. The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound and protect it for future generations.

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You can spend whole day in the Jelly fish room. So relaxing

Loved it. Did not expect it to big and have so many fish. There were lot of kids who look liked they are having blast.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Sujhon
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New York City, New York

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved it. Did not expect it to big and have so many fish. There were lot of kids who look liked they are having blast.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The animals, facilities and staff were all wonderful. The seal feeding, jellyfish touching, and shark tank diving activities really engaged my two-year-old child.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited for the 1st time with a friend from out of town and we loved it! I am excited to say my husband and I became annual members so we can visit again especially with visitors. The membership is a great value because it includes an IMAX movie with each visit. They had 4 to choose from and the... More 

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milford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aquarim was well maintained, friendly knowledgeable staff, can pet the stingrays, touch and jelly fish . I ax show was good too

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much fun for all ages but especially love the touch tank and the octopus! Great movie theater experience, too.

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South Canaan, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing large aquarium. So much to see. Breathtaking views. I would highly recommend. We visited October 2014.

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Norwalk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This amazing aquarium has entertained and educated millions of people. Its a perfect destination for school groups. An Imax theatre is included in the admission fee and constantly shows multiple films on different experiences. I recently saw "our national parks". While at the museum don't miss the meerkat exhibit and the feeding of the sea lions.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have visited this landmark many times with my children and grandchildren, and it gets better every time. For small children (and adults), you can pet friendly sting-less rays, watch seals at feeding time, and enjoy a first-class aquarium with lots to do and touch.

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Thank Mike L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a great place to spend a few hours with your family. The displays of fish are beautiful, the Sea Lions are cute, and it is an excellent learning experience. Good for younger kids....Shark Tank is very cool!!!!! Interactive exhibits and they also do Events (Weddings & Corp) & Birthday Parties. In the warm weather you can go out... More 

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Wilton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The aquarium is interesting, fascinating even, and very well done, with seal shows and others. Great for kids and families, and they usually have some special exhibit, such as the butterflies or the chocolate show. The IMAX theatre is a moving experience.

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