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July 12, 2017                                                                                              (203) 852-0700, ext. 2232   

NORWALK, CT – Readers of Westport Magazine, New Canaan-Darien + Rowayton Magazine and other publications of Moffly Media say the best museum on Connecticut’s “Gold Coast” is The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

The Maritime Aquarium got the most reader votes in Moffly’s 13th annual “Best of the Gold Coast Awards” in the category of Entertainment/Museum.

In acknowledging the award, Moffly Media wrote:

As a coastal community, we are naturally drawn to the wonders of the water. The Maritime Aquarium in the heart of Norwalk is the top destination for anyone who has ever wondered about the life of a shark or hermit crab. There are so many ways to explore sea life at this amazing museum, from hands-on touch tanks, to dramatic aquariums for jellyfish, sea otters and all manner of fish, as well as special exhibits and demonstrations, the popular IMAX theater and even lighthouse and sunset cruises in the warmer months.

It’s just the latest notable recognition for the South Norwalk institution. Based on its user reviews, TripAdvisor recently rated the Aquarium in the Top 25 in the country. Yankee Magazine declared the Aquarium “Best Family Attraction” in New England. And Reader’s Digest said it is Connecticut’s “Best Family Travel Destination.”

Spokesman Dave Sigworth cheered the “Best of the Gold Coast” award, saying it suggests that residents of towns and cities across Fairfield County appreciate the The Maritime Aquarium as their hometown aquarium.

Learn more about exhibits, IMAX® movies, cruises, camp programs and other offerings this summer at

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