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The Maritime Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Fun family day

My family and I love the Maritime aquarium, is a fun educational place to visit, don’t miss the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Norwalk, Connecticut
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great kids hangout

always have a great time finding many cool thing to do with the kids and family friends as well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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“imax theater”(84 reviews)
“seal feeding”(32 reviews)
“touch tank”(50 reviews)
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 2 days ago via mobile

My family and I love the Maritime aquarium, is a fun educational place to visit, don’t miss the imax theater when you go, it offers a great experience.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Marianagg1221
Reviewed 2 days ago

always have a great time finding many cool thing to do with the kids and family friends as well, and the IMAX!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gpjlefevre
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at this aquarium. It was geared toward our kiddos, ages 2 & 4. There were a lot of hands on, touching and feeling of various marine animals. We would definitely come back and recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mommaweaver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ticket's price is a bit high - there were 3 of us - 2 adults and 1 kid - almost $70 dollars just to get in

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gessen58_58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend a few hours. A few touch tanks for feeling jellies, stingrays, & various other small creatures. This place is clean & well-maintained. Watch the trainers feed the seals. Let toddlers take a break and get some exercise in the kid area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank christinecashmoney
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed going here. Our granddaughter always enjoys seeing all the sea creatures and exhibits. We recently attended a kids birthday party. It included a private tour and pizza party and cake. All the kids had a great time. The tour guide was very informative...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GloriaH119
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Took my two girls, 2 and 6, to this place and they totally love it, i like how they have two levels, the first one is where the aquarium witht the animals are, and the second floor is where they have a cafe, and a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Illse A
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

Cute seals snorted, retrieved, waved and jumped while they were getting fed. Great place to see some cool fishes and staff are quite knowledgeable. Also there are plenty of different species to keep you interested. You can even touch some starfish and sharks which was...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank hunters2018
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Did not expect to see two LARGE sea turtles in a SMALL tank!! I can’t believe what I encountered! There was about five or six sea lions and they were all swimming in the same direction provided for their tank... HOWEVER this is not normal!!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Maritime_Aquarium, Public Relations Manager at The Maritime Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Although you are not interested in our responses, we feel the need to reply to other reviewers reading your comments. A few we will address specifically, such the harbor seals. (Not sea lions.) Our exhibiting of seals is overseen by the USDA. We have always...More

Reviewed 21 November 2018

This is a very kid friendly location with plenty of activities for everyone. I even learned a thing or two. Would highly suggest visiting!

Date of experience: July 2018
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7 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.