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See more than 2,000 water creatures and experience a six-story IMAX theater at The Maritime Aquarium. In the 93 tanks you'll find fascinating creatures, such as harbor seals, otters, and sharks. If you'd like a tactile experience, the aquarium features two pools where you can touch rays. Leave time to visit the 14 model ships on display. If you grab a snack at the Cascade Cafe, read the signs about popular idioms related to the sea. If you have enough time, take a seal-watching tour on the aquarium's boat. You'll receive a discount if you purchase your aquarium admission and IMAX ticket together. Our Norwalk trip maker tool makes visiting The Maritime Aquarium and other Norwalk attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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The Maritime Aquarium reviews
Visiting the Maritime Aquarium was a wonderful experience. The new seal pool is two stories high and en epic improvement over the last seal pool. the new exhibits are terrific and a new very large...
Visiting the Maritime Aquarium was a wonderful experience. The new seal pool is two stories high and en epic improvement over the last seal pool. the new exhibits are terrific and a new very large... more »
Amazing aquarium. We have had a membership for over ten years and love to visit, even with teenagers and friends. The staff is great, movies shown are so interesting, and the foos court and gift...
Amazing aquarium. We have had a membership for over ten years and love to visit, even with teenagers and friends. The staff is great, movies shown are so interesting, and the foos court and gift... more »
Kids had fun, many exhibits but went through the aquarium quickly. Had a group of 6 adult and 2 children. All around had a fun experience.
Kids had fun, many exhibits but went through the aquarium quickly. Had a group of 6 adult and 2 children. All around had a fun experience. more »
Very beautiful, amazing, and very well run place. The many animals that you'll see are really amazing and absolutely great creations of God. I've been 3 times so far and would go again and again with friends and family. I feel the price is very much worth it. Please, by all means go and experience animals that you may not have ever seen. You'll absolutely love feeding the small sting rays. Just so much to see and enjoy. The staff are very well educated about the animals and are very nice.
Love the new exhibits they have! Last year the butterfly exhibit wasn’t around, and many mistake it for being at the zoo, but it isn’t! It’s very much alive and bustling with life this year. The expansion they did looks nice, and I highly recommend a visit if you are or aren’t a local! Not to mention if you show proof of Ct residency your ticket and children are free of charge! Only the parking garage- which I was there for maybe 4-5 hours and cost me 6$- pretty good- cheaper than the tank of gas to get there 🤗
The aquarium is delightful and great for all ages! I read some Google reviews before going and everyone seemed to have wonderful things to say about the place. I now understand why. The place is completely indoors, even the seal feeding! Which made it great for the rainy day today. We enjoyed the butterflies at the flutter zone. There's a few places where the visitors can pet and feel the animals, including stingrays and jellyfish. There is food for the stingrays for purchase. There is an exhibit where the kids can design a virtual sealife animal and have it swim on a screen. There is a toddler's play area with lots of toys and seating for parents. There are nursing rooms and changing rooms if you'll be coming with small babies. We did not have time for the 4D movie, but there is a schedule of the movie showings throughout the day. The 2 options were happy feet or octopus. There was so much to see and do and the hours just passed by while we enjoyed our time. It's a great place for visitors of all ages. I highly recommend this place. It's probably the most well-designed aquarium I've ever been to.
This is a awesome aquarium! It’s on the smaller side, but my family spent 2 hours looking around. The stingray tank is one of the best touch pools I’ve experienced, they’re very well taken care of. It’s only $3 to feed them too! This aquarium is probably best for families with young children, but it was still enjoyable as an adult. I appreciate all the love for the seals as well! It’s a great exhibit. My favorite part was all of the octopuses, all three were pretty active. I got lots of great pictures. The gift shop is also pretty affordable compared to other zoos/aquariums!
A big space but a pretty quick walk through. Different types of animals to see. Not too crowded when we went on a Saturday afternoon. Reasonable ticket prices. Gift shop, had a good selection. Cafe upstairs was nice. Food was fresh and the employees were very nice! Overall, nice place to visit if you are in the area.
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