Press Releases & Statements

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Recent Press Releases

"Shark" and "Ice Age" Films Featured as Aquarium Opens New 4D Theater

NORWALK, CT  –  The guest experience at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk goes to a whole new additional dimension – literally – on Feb. 22 as the South Norwalk family attraction officially debuts its sensational new 4D movie theater.  This new cinematic experience sends the action visually spilling off the two-story screen and over audiences in 3D, in addition... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, February 22, 2021
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Maritime Aquarium Sees An Ocean of New Opportunities with New 4D Theater

NORWALK, CT – As prowling sharks and even cartoon ice-age animals begin popping off the screen in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s new 4D Theater, new and exciting opportunities similarly are taking form as the Aquarium completes its most significant and broadly supported expansions.  The Feb. 22 ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the 169-seat theater celebrates much more than a new movie experience... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, February 22, 2021
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"Citizen-Scientist" Volunteers Needed for Local "FrogWatch" Census

NORWALK, CT  –  The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is recruiting citizen-scientist volunteers who will “toad-ily Kermit” to help with an important census of frog and toad populations in Connecticut.  An army of trained volunteers is needed to collect local data for a national program called “FrogWatch USA.” The effort is a collaboration between The Maritime... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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New "Winter Birding Cruises" Give Birders On-the-Water Access to Migratory Waterfowl on Long Island Sound

NORWALK, CT  –  Enjoy close on-the-water access to some of the waterfowl that seasonally migrate to Long Island Sound during “Winter Birding Cruises” offered by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.  These new cruises, geared especially for birders, will seek out such species as long-tailed ducks, mergansers, loons, scaup, buffleheads and more – species that visit the Sound each winter yet can be... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, February 15, 2021
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U.S. Aquariums Support National Action on Climate and Ocean

As the nation’s leading aquariums committed to ocean and freshwater conservation, we fully support the Biden-Harris Administration’s bold actions to assert U.S. leadership in the fight against global climate change. We celebrate today’s clear mandate for a government-wide approach to addressing the climate crisis that focuses on scientific integrity, environmental justice, and job creation. Through actions like rejoining the Paris Agreement, initiating the rollback of... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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New exhibit, "A Slug's Life: Facing the Climate Endgame," Tells an Important Environmental Message with Animals and Art

NORWALK, CT  –  Marvel at the fascinating forms and adaptations of animals from ocean reefs and freshwater streams – and discover the important warnings they can tell us – in “A Slug’s Life: Facing the Climate Endgame,” a special exhibit that showcases live creatures with their representations in art, opening Jan. 16 in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Stars of the new exhibit are a group of... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, January 11, 2021
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"Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises" Seek Out Winter Visitors to Long Island Sound

NORWALK, CT  –  Cruise out onto Long Island Sound with The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk this winter in hopes of seeing some of the seals and birds that spend the colder months just off Connecticut’s shores.  The Maritime Aquarium’s 2021 season of “Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises” offers outings on many Saturdays and Sundays now through April 4.   Dates and departure times vary by low tide. The next cruises are on Sat., Jan. 9 at 1 p.m.... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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U.S. Sen. Blumenthal urges passage of "forage fish" protections during Aquarium event

NORWALK, CT  –  Speaking today at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) urged for passage of legislation to protect small “forage fish” species that are a primary food source for seals, whales, seabirds, tuna and other marine life. Introduced by Blumenthal earlier this month, the Forage Fish Conservation Act (FFCA) would amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary law that governs ocean fish... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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The Maritime Aquarium Elects Four New Trustees and New Board Chair

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2020 Maritime Aquarium Reaffirms Its Commitment to the Diverse Local Community with Election of Four New Trustees and New Board Chair    NORWALK, CT  –  The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is reaffirming its commitment to the local community in all its diversity, with the election of four prominent civic leaders to its Board of Trustees.   Elected to three-year-terms at the board’s Dec. 16 meeting were: Norm Bloom ... Read More
Posted by Tina Tison at Thursday, December 24, 2020
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The Maritime Aquarium Urges Passage of Federal Legislation Protecting "Forage Fish" Species

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk welcomes legislation introduced on Dec. 17 by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to better protect small “forage fish” species that are a primary food source for seals, whales, seabirds, tuna and other marine life.  The Forage Fish Conservation Act (FFCA) would amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary law that governs ocean fish management in... Read More
at Friday, December 18, 2020
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