"The re-energized focus on Long Island Sound's story is obvious in the colorfully redesigned main hall, which has been renamed Newman's Own Hall in celebration of a $1.2 million grant from Newman's Own Foundation."

– The Norwalk Citizen

Exhibits & Animals

Blue Crab Fun Fact

Blue crabs are good swimmers. Their specially adapted pair of back legs are "swimmerets" that help move them effectively through the water.

poison dart frogPoison dart frogs (Dendrobatidae) are one of Earth's most poisonous species. Scientists believe that they get their toxicity from the insects they eat. Poison dart frogs raised in human care and isolated from insects in their native habitat never become poisonous. 

Their coloring can be yellow, gold, copper, red, green, blue or black. This bright range of colors is a defense tactic, warning potential predators that they are toxic.

Their average lifespan is 3 to 15 years.

Poison dart frogs grow to about 1 inch long (about the size of a paperclip) and weight around 1 ounce.

 Poison dart frogs live in South America in freshwater habitats.

They are considered critically endangered.

You can see poison dart frogs in our exhibit "Frogs!" which explores the many shapes, sizes, adaptations and colors of frogs and toads - while also presenting the serious threats to amphibians worldwide.