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The Maritime Aquarium

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Address: 10 N Water St, Sono District, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
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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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Perfect Day Trip!

This was our 3rd time here with the kids and the verdict is in-Maritime Aquarium is a perfect trip for kids and families of all ages! Very well managed, and fully staffed with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
JennAndDeanGo2Dinner
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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Mahwah, New Jersey
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87 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 3rd time here with the kids and the verdict is in-Maritime Aquarium is a perfect trip for kids and families of all ages! Very well managed, and fully staffed with enthusiastic, happy-to-be-there employees. Lots of interactive, hands-on experiences in an intelligently designed layout. Go and enjoy the afternoon, you will not be disappointed!

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Thank JennAndDeanGo2Dinner
Norwalk, Connecticut
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived 1,000 feet away for years and finally went. It appears deceptively small. Much bigger than expected and I was pleasantly surprised. Would definitely recommend!

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This may be the most underrated attraction in Fairfield County, Connecticut. The Aquarium has something for everyone. Dozens of exhibits for young and old, a touch tank that is really "hands on", massive shark tanks and an assortment of smaller tanks for everything you can find in the Long Island Sound. The feeding times for the seals or sharks are... More 

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Pristina, Kosovo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boys 3, 6, 9, and 12 all had a great time at this aquarium. It was a good 2-4 hour activity. I have been to many aquariums and we found this to be one of our favorites. To extend your day, bring a lunch and scooters or bikes and make your way to the small but nice and clean... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Maritime Aquarium is great place to take your little ones. We have been taking our kids here for years and they still love it.

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Thank Chuck M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the Maritime Aquarium probably more than 20 times in the last few years, and have loved every visit. It is a great place for young kids. It's just big enough for them, without being overwhelming or over-stimulating. We have a membership and it's worth every penny because the IMAX tickets are included, so it pretty much... More 

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our favorite place to visit. Very family friendly, all ways something new to see, great indoor and outdoor space and all the animals and I-max are great.

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Rye, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a lovely place we have come to many times. We had a membership for a year but only come once in a blue moon now. I think they should offer educational classes during the year that go beyond the little stations they set up. It sometimes feel like they have a lot but we rush through the aquarium... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a lot to see and do at The Nature Center. Parking is plentiful and the grounds immaculate. Very New England and charming! Went early afternoon and stayed til closing. Animals everywhere and a great old Mansion,museum. Nice outting!

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White Plains, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for kids (ages 6 - 10) with doable activities but not overwhelming. Seals, hands-on rays a big hit. Older kids may be bored.

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