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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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  • My 7 yr old loved the premium amenities such as the shark and Happy Feet 4D movies and the VR experience. The aquarium itself felt a bit limited in number of exhibits, but my daughter still enjoyed.....  more
    My 7 yr old loved the premium amenities such as the shark and Happy Feet 4D movies and the VR experience. The aquarium itself felt a bit limited in number of exhibits, but my daughter still enjoyed.....  more »
  • A pleasant small aquarium that is best suited for young children. It has two places where kids can touch various se life such as sting rays making sure not to get stung. There are a few sharks and... 
    A pleasant small aquarium that is best suited for young children. It has two places where kids can touch various se life such as sting rays making sure not to get stung. There are a few sharks and...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great place to take the kids on a rainy day. There is a touch tan - it's awesome.. Buy your tickets online for easy access. There are time slots when selecting tickets. Parking building is across the street costs extra but is not expensive. You can bring your own sandwich.

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