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The Maritime Aquarium

Features Animals
Opens in 8 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10 Year Old Loved This Aquarium!

This was a great time! The admission includes an IMAX film, so it’s a good value. We were visiting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Wonderful Experience

The Maritime Aquarium is a wonderful place to spend the day! If you have young children, don't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Norwalk, Connecticut
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“imax theater”(85 reviews)
“seal feeding”(32 reviews)
“touch tank”(50 reviews)
Awarded the 2018 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.
Opens in 8 min
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10 N Water St, Sono District, Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
+1 203-852-0700
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Norwalk
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 December 2003

Our family recently had a great day at The Maritime Aquarium. The kids, of course, were wow-ed by the sharks, seals and giant sea turtles. We all enjoyed the IMAX movie "Pulse." What an experience it was on that huge screen! And we all walked...More

11  Thank Stay2051
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 August 2013

I saw this aquarium online and figured I would go here instead of the Mystic aquarium for a change, this was a terrible mistake. The aquarium is very small, but the map online makes it look huge. I was excited to see the seal exhibit...More

5  Thank Johnson3345
Debbie T, Manager at The Maritime Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2013

Thank you for taking time to review the aquarium. We welcome all feedback. We take it seriously. We love our visitors and animals. We were shocked by your review, especially when the great preponderance of reviews here on Trip Advisor is glowingly positive. To address...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a great time! The admission includes an IMAX film, so it’s a good value. We were visiting from out of town, so having an area of what lives in the region was cool. It doesn’t take a lot of time to go through...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Maritime Aquarium is a wonderful place to spend the day! If you have young children, don't hesitate taking them there. The design of the aquarium is awesome, you can let them out of their stroller and runner ahead of you, along side of you....More

Thank dcscofield
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go here all the time, we love this place. The kids always learn something new every time we go. The imax is awesome. The new exhibits are cool. They have special exhibits for a few months a couple times a year so it’s worth...More

Thank JLynn203
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been enjoying the Maritime Center for decades. I remember the first time I went there, they had shipwright (shipbuilding) exhibits and one of the Solo-North Atlantic crossing sailboats on display. Since they the Center has expanded by leaps & bounds to vastly increase...More

Thank greenwichite2017
Reviewed 15 October 2018

They close at 5pm so get there early, there is a lot to see and do. Its a very interactive place, you can touch the jellyfish, stingrays, and watch a sea lion feeding. There are some great exhibits, as well as an IMAX experience we...More

Thank shelleybtravels
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Wonderful place to visit with young ones. Exciting to watch the seals at feeding time. Definitely an interesting outing for visiting Family and Friends!

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

To me this aquarium is perfect when you have little kids. They have a few interactive areas to touch jelly fish, rays, crabs, shell fish etc. Plus, sea lion shows, gigiant turtles, 4-6 sharks, octopus, jelly fish exhibits, etc. It's smaller than most of aquariums...More

Thank snowfusion
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

My friend brought me here for my birthday. Just as an FYI, parking is in a parking garage across the street. The aquarium is 2 floors, and had many exhibits. There is also an IMAX theatre where you can pick a show to watch. We...More

1  Thank Sheryl F
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Loved this place. The Sharks were impressive and I was glad they were on the other side of think glass. The feeding of the seals was another highlight. Lots to see but was confused by the Meerkats in an Aquarium!

Thank CB_Saint
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The Maritime Aquarium is one of my favorite places to go especially with the little ones. They would never get bored,even I was excited I wanted make sure we went down isle,every corner to make sure we didn't miss a thing

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No, u have to pay separately for that
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The neighborhood is named SoNo. Full of businesses, restaurants, things to do, and parks.