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“fun day!”

The Maritime Aquarium
Ranked #2 of 40 things to do in Norwalk
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We go often with the kids..lots of little exhibits to see..sharks,seals,fish, etc..even petting tanks!

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

My 3 small grandkids (under 6) spent 3 hours cruising through the aquarium. We watched two seal feedings and they enjoyed the hands-on exhibits. Friday afternoon in March -- no crowd!

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

My office held our Holiday Party here and it was a great success. A cocktail hour was held near the otters which were a delight to watch swim around and dinner was held in the main gallery which is where the seals are kept.

When visiting for normal purposes, the shark tank is a great experience. Overall, the aquarium offers a huge variety of sea life and they really offer visitors a great opportunity to learn about the Coastal Connecticut marine life.

Thank Matthew K
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

This NYC suburbs field trip staple plays it part very well in presenting middlebrow information about Long Island sound and displaying some of its fishy inhabitants (flounder, cool!). The main collection of exhibits shows its age with some cramped tanks. Seals spin around a small track and otter look for entertainment in their limited environment. The major, central tank still impresses with menacing 10 foot sharks staring hungrily into the small amphitheater. Attempts to mix it up with visiting exhibits (currently meerkats), and petting tanks (sorry stingrays) represent the headliners of the institution and cuts through the tedium of the displayed fish. While the snack bar area is to be avoided the aquarium offered the most incongruously sumptuous gift shop. In short, put this one on your biyearly calendar and don't plan to stay more than 90 minutes.

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Reviewed 2 February 2014

We have been coming to this aquarium since our daughter was 2. She is almost 7 now, and we still enjoy all of our time here! We visited on a Sunday in January when their new "pet the jellyfish" exhibit opened. Jellyfish feel uniquely different than one would expect. The highlights of the visit for us are the shark/ray touch tank, and the meerkats. I think this is a great outing for a family group mixing all ages. We took advantage of a package deal with the nearby DoubleTree Hilton, which gave 1 night's stay and 4 admission/imax tickets (2 adult, 2 children). Highly recommended to aquarium lovers, families, or just about anyone.

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Maritime_Aquarium, Manager at The Maritime Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2014

Wow! Thank you so much for taking to review us not once, but twice! So happy to hear that you and your family have shared so many memories with us. Here's to many more!

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