Home to more than 1,000 marine animals, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk entices visitors of all ages with glimpses of the Long Island Sound’s rich ecosystem. Pintsize adventurers thrill at the touch tank, which puts friendly rays and other inhabitants of the Sound at arm's reach. Sharks swiftly navigate a glass-enclosed exhibit, giving visitors an up-close view of the powerful creatures without having to disguise themselves as bigger sharks. The friendly staff members feed seven harbor seals three times a day, inviting landlubbers to watch and ask questions as the whiskered inhabitants chow down. A six-story screen displays larger-than-life images in the IMAX theater, as educational tales of seafaring critters and jungle dwellers inspire folk ballads about the family cat. The behind-the-scenes tour steers visitors through the jellyfish nursery and fish kitchen before piloting toward the Open Ocean exhibit, where participants can toss in fish to feed the sharks, and then after-dinner mints to curb the indecorous effects.
Every sandwich, soup, or salad from Jimmy's Mediterranean Deli packs a colorful wallop of imported ingredients. Fresh soups ($3.50–$6.50), breakfast platters, and piping hot daily specials furnish visitors with an island of variability within the meatball-flooded ocean of life. The deli’s specialty Greek- and Italian-style cuisine parades proudly in their sandwich menu. Encased meat-seekers can escape to the boot-shaped birthplace of Pinocchio with the italian classic decked with genoa salami, rosemary, ham, provolone, tomato, and onion ($6.25), or sink into a gyro or chicken souvlaki served on a bed of pita and blanketed with sheets of tomato, onion, and a comforter of cucumber sauce ($5.50). Meanwhile, the sandwich-averse can grab pizza by the slice ($1.75+) or pie ($5.25+).
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