- Exhibits & Animals
- IMAX Movies
- Visit the Aquarium
- Fun & Learning
- Long Island Sound
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
Sort of like a 3-year-old human, river otters are constantly in motion … until the need for a quick nap. They’re cute and very fun to watch, but good luck getting them to stay still for a photo!
River otters are common in Connecticut. But note that ours is displayed in the Watershed Gallery. Unlike sea otters of the Pacific coast, river otters do not venture into the salty Sound. Their habitat is a broad area that contains a variety of freshwater feeding opportunities. (They're also smaller than sea otters.)
Our River Otter habitat is completely behind glass because, as members of the weasel family, river otters have a musk gland they use to mark their territories. Smelling that would diminish your enjoyment! (You may see one rubbing its neck on a rock or branch depositing its musky fluid.)