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The Maritime Aquarium

Features Animals
10 N Water St, Sono District, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
+1 203-852-0700
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Great Trip w/ Annual Pass

I went here on a rainy day a few months ago. The aquarium always is a fun place to walk around w... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Nice if you're in the area

Took our little ones here, it was a school day so it was pretty empty which made it much more fun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brooklyn, NY
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“imax theater” (82 reviews)
“shark tank” (48 reviews)
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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

I went here on a rainy day a few months ago. The aquarium always is a fun place to walk around w/ family. I recommend an annual pass for families who visit here frequently. Also, in the summer, there is an outside area. Lastly, you...More

Thank lukesawyer985
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our little ones here, it was a school day so it was pretty empty which made it much more fun for the little guys. Overall this is a cute aquarium, and I'd recommend it for families WHO DO NOT LIVE TOO FAR AWAY. It's...More

Thank RGD86
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a great place to spend time with young children. Our 2 1/2 year old spent 4 hours there. We couldn’t get him to leave. The fish are beautiful. And the way the building is arranged allows little ones to keep going to see the...More

1  Thank NyFunnygirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibits are well done and interesting. There is something for every age group. The jellyfish section is a family favorite! Employees are knowledgeable and helpful. Gift shop has wonderful, thoughtful items that are perfect for gift giving.

Thank Shawn K
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I went to just be. Play, look, witness, enjoy the beautiful, exquisite atmosphere and take in the calm. No kids, just us adults. Treat yourself to the joy.

Thank MJRomano13
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

A Connecticut standard for locals and tourist... a good place for 1-4 hours. IMAX theater on premises. Lots of opportunities for kids to engage.

Thank jcl08
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Had a great day with my three grandchildren ages 3, 4 and 4 months old. There are so many things for them to learn, to touch, do and see. Most activities are indoors. Great for a rainy or hot day as well. Not to expensive....More

Thank Darlene D
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I was truly disappointed and disheartened to see the animals in such small enclosures. There were 6 seals in the tiniest tank of water. Their tails touched the bottom of the tank. They had to perform in order to get food. Broke my heart. The...More

Thank Lisa M
Maritime_Aquarium, Digital Marketing Manager at The Maritime Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hi Lisa. Thank you for visiting us. The Maritime Aquarium meets all standards for animal care established by the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and our exhibits and practices have received the prestigious accreditation of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA.) In terms of...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Great exhibits with very nice descriptions and unique animals. Looked like they had lots of activities for kids.

Thank Peglou53
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Aquarium is not very large, but the it is very enjoyable. All the different kinds of animals was very interesting. The aquarium is nicely spaced out. Really enjoyed it. The IMAX movie was awesome. Would come back!

Thank Carol L
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4 September 2017|
Response from PATTAYJAY | Reviewed this property |
Adults: $22.95 Child (age 3-12): $15.95 Youth (age 13-17): $20.95 Senior (age 65+): $20.95 Imax movie ticked included with admissions
Jean R
8 July 2017|
Response from Maritime_Aquarium | Property representative |
Hi, Jean. Yes, the entire Aquarium is handicapped-accessible. Please come visit!
Jean R
8 July 2017|
Response from newyorker11b3 | Reviewed this property |
Not 100% sure but I am willing to bet it is. I would give them a call just to confirm.