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"Shark-Diving Santa," Indoor "Flurry Zone" and IMAX "Polar Express" highlight Aquarium holiday season

2018 Holiday-Season Happenings THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK, 10 N. Water Street, Norwalk, CT; (203) 852-0700,  The only aquarium focused on Long Island Sound presents sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles, jellyfish and nearly 300 species from Long Island Sound and its watershed. Harbor-seal training demonstration three times daily. Three staffed touch tanks allow hands-on close encounters with intertidal animals, sharks and rays, and moon jellyfish. The... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Sunday, November 11, 2018

Maureen Hanley Selected as Maritime Aquarium's New President/CEO

NORWALK, CT  –  Maureen Hanley, a businesswoman with extensive professional and charitable involvement in Fairfield County, is the new president and chief executive officer of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Hanley was chosen unanimously on Nov. 7 by the Executive Committee of the Aquarium’s Board of Trustees. Her first day will be Mon., Nov. 12. The Easton resident is the eighth president – and third woman to hold the position – in the 30-year history... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, November 8, 2018

Veterans receive free Aquarium admission in November; Photography Exhibit by veterans Nov. 1-30

NORWALK, CT  –  To honor the men and women who have served – and are serving – our country, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is offering free admission to veterans and current active-duty military throughout the month of November. Additionally, all Aquarium guests can enjoy a display of gorgeous photographs by – and sometimes of – veterans, in a gallery show curated by the Veteran Artist Program (VAP). “The Maritime Aquarium offers a $10... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fourth Sea Turtle Killed by Boat Strike in Long Island Sound

NORWALK, CT  –  A fourth sea turtle has been killed by a boat strike in Long Island Sound – the third such incident in the Milford/Stratford area this summer. A three-foot loggerhead turtle was found on Fri., Sept. 21 washed up at Silver Sands State Park, the apparent victim of an encounter with a boat propeller. This was the fourth loggerhead in the Sound killed by boats this summer – an unusually high number. (The others: found on Long Beach in Stratford July... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, September 24, 2018

IMAX movie "Backyard Wilderness" Sweeps Giant-Screen Film Awards

NORWALK, CT  –  “Backyard Wilderness,” the IMAX movie filmed in Westchester County, N.Y., and showing now at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, swept the top prizes in the recent Giant Screen Cinema Association’s 2018 Film Awards. “Backyard Wilderness” was named Best Film (Short Subject), Best Cinematography, Best Film for Lifelong Learning, and Best Visual Effects at the ceremony, held on Sept. 21 during the GSCA’s annual conference in... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Sunday, September 23, 2018

New "Just Add Water" exhibit adds monkeys, porcupine, macaws and more

NORWALK, CT  –  Trace a path from desert to rain forest, and meet animals of those environments – such as quail, an owl, macaws, reptiles, monkeys, a porcupine and skunk – in “Just Add Water,” a new permanent exhibit opening Aug. 3 in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. This new second-floor exhibit features 23 species of animals, including 21 that have never been displayed at The Maritime Aquarium. New species include Geoffroy’s tamarins (a type... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, July 23, 2018

Maritime Aquarium eliminates nearly all single-use plastics

NORWALK, CT  –  As a leader in Long Island Sound and ocean conservation, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is doing its part for the environment by significantly reducing its employ of single-use plastics. Gone from the Aquarium’s cafeteria and theater concessions stand are all drinking straws. Guests now have the option of boxed water or beverages in glass and aluminum containers, instead of in plastic bottles. Additionally, plastic silverware, coffee lids and food... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Follow a baby panda on its important adventure in new IMAX movie "Pandas"

NORWALK, CT  –  Take a giant-screen journey to China to watch as a “bear whisperer” from New Hampshire helps a young panda learn to live in the wild in “Pandas,” a charming new IMAX movie opening April 6 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Filled with scenes of the adorable black-and-white baby bears, “Pandas” will play at noon and 2 & 4 p.m. daily in Connecticut’s largest IMAX theater, with a screen that’s six stories... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Friday, April 6, 2018

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Receives Prestigious Accreditation From The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA)

NORWALK, CT  –  The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is proud to announce that it again has received a prestigious seal of approval from the organization that sets the top standards for animal care and visitor safety at zoos and aquariums.   The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) granted accreditation to the Aquarium for another five years during a meeting this past weekend in Jacksonville, FL.   “Only the very best zoos and aquariums can meet the... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Add Your Name to New Donor Wall While Declaring Your Support for The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

NORWALK, CT  –  Secure your place on a new donor wall consisting of shimmering fish in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and be part of the school of supporters helping to sustain the popular family attraction through the years ahead. The large donor wall will feature fish of different sizes and shapes, with contributors’ names etched on each creature. Titled “Our Sound Future,” the installation will be revealed near the large shark exhibit this summer as... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Friday, March 9, 2018

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