The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk

4.3
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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  • Took my aunt here for her birthday recently. Aquarium is VERY kid focused, but also has interesting points of interest for adults as well. Went on a Saturday and they were extremely busy, but we...  more »
  • Took our granddaughter here while she was visiting on her break from school. The place was really nice, and for her being 9 years old, she enjoyed it a lot, and so did my wife and myself. Very...  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.
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