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It's all within an easy walk of the [train] station too – including The Maritime Aquarium, the one relatively new building in the group and the one that enables grownups to enjoy browsing and shopping while still entertaining the children."
– The New York Times
Visit the Aquarium

Sea Star Fun Fact

Try not to call these cool shoreline creatures "starfish." Sea stars aren't fish, so the proper name is "sea star."  (Similarly, call them jellies, not jellyfish.)

 

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Area Attractions/Hotels & Packages

What Else is in SoNo?

washington-st-photoThe Maritime Aquarium is in the heart of the historic waterfront neighborhood of South Norwalk, affectionately called SoNo. This busy area is alive with boutiques, cafes, and eclectic shops by day; movie theaters, nightclubs and fine restaurants by night. SoNo's eateries and shops are just a short walk from The Maritime Aquarium.

For more information about SoNo visit these web sites: Visit SoNoSoNo Design District and for dining options, Taste SoNoVisit SoNo's Facebook Pageto help plan your visit.

For information on tourism in Connecticut, visit: ctvisit.com. Learn more about attractions and events in Coastal Fairfield County, visit: www.visitFairfieldCountyCT.com.

Norwalk Seaport Association
 Founded in 1978, the Norwalk Seaport Association is now lower Fairfield County’s most active nonprofit organization devoted to maritime preservation, education and to the area’s seafaring heritage.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children Named one of America's Top 50 Children's Museums, it features interactive exhibits, educational programs and fun for the whole family.

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum  One of the earliest and finest surviving Second Empire Style country houses ever built in the United States. Tours are available.

On a nice day, there is a footpath from the Aquarium along Oyster Shell Park to the grounds of the museum and mansion. Follow the links to learn more.

About Norwalk, CT

You can go to the City of Norwalk's web site for more information about Norwalk at www.norwalkct.org. You also can check out the local Norwalk paper: The Daily Norwalk 
Also visit Norwalk Patch.

Visit Connecticut

The state of Connecticut has much to offer. Turn your visit to The Maritime Aquarium in to a weekend or week long vacation. For all you can do in Connecticut visit the state's official tourism site: ctvisit.com.

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Hotels and Packages

If you’re making your visit to The Maritime Aquarium part of an extended trip, you’ll need a place to stay. The hotels listed below offer their guests either discounted Aquarium admission vouchers or packages that include Aquarium vouchers.

Danbury
The Hampton Inn
(203) 748-6677

Norwalk
Even Hotel (855) 879-3836
Hilton Garden Inn   (203) 523-4000
Courtyard by Marriott 
(203) 849-9111
Doubletree (203) 853-3477
Hotel Zero Degrees (203) 750-9800

Shelton
The Hampton Inn (203) 925-5900

Stamford
Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa (800) 228-9290
Courtyard by Marriott downtown Stamford 
(203) 358-8822
The Hilton Stamford Hotel (888) 501-4598
Hotel Zero Degrees (203) 363-7900  

Southport
Delamar 
(203) 259-2800

Westport
The Westport Inn (203) 259-5236

Westchester County, NY
Renaissance Westchester Hotel (888)-236-2427

 

Metro-North Package
SAVE and Go Green

Metro-North Railroad offers a package through its One-Day Getaways that includes discounted rail service to South Norwalk station and admission to The Maritime Aquarium and an IMAX® movie. For details, call 1-800-METRO-INFO or visit their site for more information follow this link: Metro-North

Metro North Railroad Package

Boaters:

Norwalk's public dock is just across the river from our dock. Join us on a cruise to learn what's under your keel, or spot seals or experience the first hybrid-electric research vessel in the U.S.A. There is plenty here for a weekend trip. Check out this travel story by New England Boating, Report from the field: Norwalk, CT.

 
 
 

The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound
and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment,
it achieves this goal through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

10 North Water Street          Norwalk, CT 06854          Phone: 203.852.0700         Fax: 203.838.5416

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation

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