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. Our Norwalk trip maker tool makes visiting The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and other Norwalk attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Took our little ones here, it was a school day so it was pretty empty which made it much more fun for the little guys. Overall this is a cute aquarium, and I'd recommend it for families WHO DO NOT LIV...  more »
  • Just a great place to spend time with young children. Our 2 1/2 year old spent 4 hours there. We couldn’t get him to leave. The fish are beautiful. And the way the building is arranged allows little o...  more »
  • The exhibits are well done and interesting. There is something for every age group. The jellyfish section is a family favorite! Employees are knowledgeable and helpful. Gift shop has wonderful, though...  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.

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