Theo and I went on a little adventure to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT on Sunday—such an awesome, interactive place to take kids and it's open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with exception to Thanksgiving and Christmas Day! Aside from getting up close to seals, sharks, sea turtles, and otters (T's nose was pressed against the glass half the time) we loved being able to pet everything from rays and jellyfish (just their tops!) to snails and turtles.
We ended our outing with an IMAX film called Born to be Wild, which follows two women who have rescued, raised and released orphaned orangutans and elephants into the wild for over 30 years. Adorable. Hysterical. Emotional. Here's the trailer if you're interested. It's a pretty tall order to ask a toddler to sit still in a darkened movie theater, but the film is only 40 minutes long and T got such a kick out of the enormous screen and the fact that he got to hold his very own bag of popcorn. A whole bucket of popcorn and a shark souvenir later, we were on our way home, recounting all the fun things we saw, including Nemo, FOUND in the tank above. ;)
P.S. Stepping Stones Museum is another great choice for children in the same town! I can't say enough good things about both. Check 'em out.