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For press inquiries please contact Dave Sigworth, associate director of communications, at (203) 852-0700, extention- 2232, or dsigworth@maritimeaquarium.org

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Re-Live the First Moon Landing in Awesome IMAX movie, "Apollo 11: First Steps Edition," opening May 18

NORWALK, CT  –  Thrill to the human achievement and drama of the first lunar landing, as it happened 50 years ago, in the new IMAX movie “Apollo 11: First Steps Edition,” opening Sat., May 18 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. “Apollo 11: First Steps Edition” lets audiences experience the wonder and drama of the first mission to land men on the moon, presented larger than life on The Maritime Aquarium’s six-story screen – the largest IMAX... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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Animal-Husbandry Director Achieves Top Water-Quality Certification

NORWALK, CT  –  Barrett Christie, director of Animal Husbandry for The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, is the first person to pass a national mastery-level exam focused on water quality in public aquariums. Christie recently passed the Level 3 water-quality exam administered by the Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators. The AALSO is an organization of water-quality and mechanical-system professionals who care for the systems that make large-scale aquatic animal care possible.... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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2019 Season of Marine Life Encounter Cruises Starts May 4

NORWALK, CT  –  Get a deeper new appreciation for Long Island Sound when you meet some of its resident fish, crabs and other creatures, brought up wriggling and wet right out of the water right before your eyes, during a Marine Life Encounter Cruise offered by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. These fun and memorable outings will be offered on most Saturdays and Sundays in May and June, with departures at 1:15 p.m.  (There is no cruise on May 11.) Beginning June 25,... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, April 29, 2019
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Aquarium relieves Hanley as president

NORWALK, CT  –  The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk has relieved Maureen Hanley as president and chief executive officer. Because this is a matter of Aquarium personnel, more details will not be made public. Day-to-day duties of the president have been assumed by Dave Truedson, chief operating officer, and John Joyce, the Aquarium’s chief financial officer, with oversight by the Aquarium’s Board of Trustees. This is the process the Aquarium operated in for six... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, April 1, 2019
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11 Fairfield County attractions team in new "Accessibility for All" initiative

NORWALK, CT  –  Eleven Fairfield County attractions are working to reduce the stresses of planning – and accomplishing – visits for guests with special needs through a new partnership called “Accessibility for All.” Beginning April 2, anyone who wants to know how the 11 attractions accommodate guests with special needs will be able to find the information all on one website: http://www.accessibilityforallct.org . Previously, potential guests had to... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Friday, March 29, 2019
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Heroic dogs star in sweet new IMAX movie "Superpower Dogs"

NORWALK, CT  –  Follow heroic dogs working around the world to save lives – and learn the science behind their amazing abilities – in “Superpower Dogs,” a new IMAX adventure opening March 15 on the giant screen of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Narrated by another cinema superhero, Chris Evans (“Captain America”), “Superpower Dogs” will play at 11 a.m. and 2 & 4 p.m. daily through May 17 on The Maritime Aquarium’s... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Statement in support of local laws banning/restricting plastic grocery bags

NORWALK, CT  –  In light of the City of Norwalk considering a ban on plastic “carryout” bags, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk celebrates such municipal efforts and encourages other communities to take up the cause. Norwalk Common Council is expected to vote Jan. 8 on an ordiance that would prohibit businesses from selling, providing or distributing carryout bags made of plastic. If approved, Norwalk would join Westport and Greenwich in Connecticut, and Larchmont... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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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
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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
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Maritime Odyssey Preschool Opens; A Nationally Unique Partnership

CONTACT: Dave Sigworth (203) 852-0700, ext. 2232 dsigworth@maritimeaquarium.org NORWALK, CT – Nearly 200 Norwalk youngsters have a unique new community preschool that offers early-childhood STEM curricula and family enrichment by utilizing the resources of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and Grace Baptist Church. Maritime Odyssey Preschool officially opened this morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the Nathaniel Ely School in South Norwalk. The school is a partnership... Read More
at Thursday, September 22, 2016
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