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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Norwalk

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See more than 2,000 water creatures and experience a six-story IMAX theater at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. 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. Use our Norwalk holiday planner to add The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and other attractions to your Norwalk vacation plans.
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  • I had family visiting who requested we go to the Coney Island Aquarium. Not really keen about making a trip to Coney Island, I suggested we visit this aquarium instead. I had seen the billboards for i...  more »
  • Everybody loves a good aquarium! And the Norwalk Aquarium is a pretty good one. Plenty of exhibits to kill a few hours at. Seals (awesome), otters, reptiles, jellies, flamingoes, an octopus (extra awe...  more »
  • An excellent place for kids and adults alike. Lots of sealife on display, including sea lion feedings and a huge shark tank, plus many smaller fish. Has a nice play area for little kids to unwind, and...  more »
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  • Well maintained and clean environment for all the animals. Staff throughout the place were very kind and informative. It is a nice to place hangout with kids on an afternoon and enjoy the tanks. Touch tanks were cool, nice experience for adults and kids who wanted to get closer experience with the sea creatures. Food at cafe, options were minimal but good enough for a quick munch. Parking garages were plenty and very conveniently located near the entrances. Overall a nice place to hangout with kids for a half a day trip.
  • Haven't been here in years and this visit really impressed! The maritime center has really expanded and is very child friendly. Lots of great things to see and lots to touch and interact with. Staff are all friendly and nice. This is a great activity for young and old alike!
  • We became members over a year ago. I have a one year old and three year old and they live this place. It's a great way to spend a morning together as a family and as they get older they can learn a lot there too. The staff at the touch tanks are always super nice and informative, we go at least once a month
  • Absolutely loved it, my mom and I went for a day, you can take your time to see everything you want to and the layout is easy to follow, it's a circle! There is also a little path by the river to walk and the staff is friendly and helpful. Will definitely be going back! Also very clean ^^
  • It is nice place to visit with kids. You can touch different types of rays. Even seal feeding is nice event. They have specific timings for seal feeding. Nice to spend a half day not more than that.