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The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk

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Aquarium · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
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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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  • Better than i expected. My favorite part was the Harbor seal tank which is on two levels to view the seals. Did view the shark 4D film and you will get wet. the other displays were interesting... 
    Better than i expected. My favorite part was the Harbor seal tank which is on two levels to view the seals. Did view the shark 4D film and you will get wet. the other displays were interesting...  more »
  • This was a great aquarium but i wish it had been a little bit bigger. There are meters and garages to park in around thee area. My favorite parts were the sharks and the jelly fish. There is not....  more
    This was a great aquarium but i wish it had been a little bit bigger. There are meters and garages to park in around thee area. My favorite parts were the sharks and the jelly fish. There is not....  more »
  • Interesting visit with 4 teenagers and 3 adults. Prices were high but that being said, the aquarium had some interesting displays and knowledgeable, friendly volunteers. A special shout out to the... 
    Interesting visit with 4 teenagers and 3 adults. Prices were high but that being said, the aquarium had some interesting displays and knowledgeable, friendly volunteers. A special shout out to the...  more »
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  • The aquarium is a nice place to visit for children and for nature hawks. It has a lot of kinds of fish and other small animals, including a large sharks tank, jellyfish and lion fish. But it does not have to much big or amusing creatures. The staff is very devoted for the care of their fish and are very helpful and know all info on the exhibits. The imax theater is really amazing. It plays like real looking movies of wild life with it's huge crystal clear screen in the height of a 6 story building and wide as 2 school buses. We enjoyed it.
  • How absolutely amazing. My niece had a small wedding reception at the Aquarium. The staff was unbelievably generous. The food exquisite. We brought our own music and danced in front of the shark tank. (LOL). If you are thinking of where you could have an event, consider this wonderful venue.
  • Great place to bring your kids. The sting ray/shark petting tank is a lot of fun, as well as the hands on jelly exhibit. Lion fish tank is breathtakingly beautiful. Sea lions are right up close too. 4/5 because it's a bit expensive.
  • Went as part of my sons field trip. It’s small place so it’s a quick trip. Not much food options so don’t plan on eating there. Kinda expensive honestly for not much bang. Kids will enjoy it especially the sharks
  • Went here cuz my little man wanted to see some jellyfish brought him here and it was perfect they had all types of jellyfishes from the smallest to the big ones some you can touch.. the experience was a good one also have sharks big tortoise and seals the movie was also good thou we didn't go to watch a movie loll overall a good experience

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