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Norwalk Maritime Aquarium

Stay at the Hampton Inn Shelton and enjoy a fun-filled day at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk! You can take-in a wide assortment of educational programs, entertainment, and exhibits, and you can fill your day with activities and entertainment! . The Aquarium also features a 2-D IMAX Theater with a six-story high screen. IMAX primarily offers educational films, but sometimes features Hollywood movies, as well. Money from your ticket purchase goes towards programs to protect Long Island Sound. This is just one of the many fun things to do while in Shelton.

Exhibits include, but are not limited to: Harbor Seal Pool, River Otter Habitat, Stingrays, Frogs, Open Ocean, Jellyfish Encounter, and Marine Lab. The Aquarium also offers The Rocky Intertidal Zone Touch Tank, where you are able to actually touch some interesting creatures such as a horseshoe crab, a sea star, or a green crab.

The amusement doesn't end there! Educational cruises are also available to the public, and run from April through August, and tour Norwalk Harbor and Long Island Sound. The vessel, "The Oceanic," holds up to 31 passengers trips last 2 ½ hours. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Take advantage of the Adult and Children's Value Passes and you'll gain access to the Aquarium, and the Classic IMAX Movie Theater.

Before or after a long day of fun at the Maritime Aquarium, enjoy all that the Hampton Inn Shelton has to offer including: spacious, comfortable rooms and complimentary breakfast buffet full of choices to suite your taste. Your family will enjoy many nearby shelton attractions in the area, and the Maritime Aquarium is only a 30 minute drive from the Hampton Inn Shelton!

Guests can enjoy our 150 ft' waterslide 


At Hampton, we love having you here!