Press Releases & Statements

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Recent Press Releases

“CT Summer at the Museum – Free Admission for Kids” Adds to Incentive for a Visit to the Transformed Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

NORWALK, CT  –  An immersive new 4D Theater and an enormous new seal habitat will highlight rediscoveries of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk this summer, especially for families taking advantage of the “CT Summer at the Museum - Free Admission for Kids” offer.  The Maritime Aquarium is among the nearly 100 institutions participating in the state’s “CT Summer at the Museum"... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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Summer Cruises Offer Animal Encounters and Sparkling Sunsets

NORWALK, CT  –  Animals come up out of Long Island Sound, and the sun goes down on the Sound, during fun and memorable public cruises offered this summer by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.  The Maritime Aquarium offers several opportunities to join staff out on the water aboard the unique research vessel R/V Spirit of the Sound™. Choose between a family-friendly hands-on introduction to fish, crabs... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, June 24, 2021
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State grant funds Maritime Aquarium partnership with Norwalk Public Schools for Unique Summer-School Programming

NORWALK, CT  –  Norwalk Public Schools K-3 summer school students will participate in sting ray feedings, expeditions on a research vessel, live interactions with turtle habitats, a “Shark Safari” program and more as part of a unique five-week summer school program thanks to a partnership with The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.  More than 700 NPS students who academically qualify for summer school will engage in hands-on academic and social emotional... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Friday, June 18, 2021
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New Seal Habitat, "Pinniped Cove," Opens as the Largest Display in The Maritime Aquarium's 33-Year History

NORWALK, CT  –  Cheer on the harbor seals of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk as they explore an enormous new habitat that, upon its June 8 opening, becomes the Aquarium’s largest aquatic display.  The 160,000-gallon seal exhibit – as well as a 4D movie theater and redesigned main entrance, which both opened in January – are the largest transformations in The Maritime Aquarium’s 33-year history.  Guests will be able to watch from above and... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, June 7, 2021
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Seals Are the Stars in The Maritime Aquarium's New "Pinniped Cove"

NORWALK, CT  –  With the June 8 opening of “Pinniped Cove,” the harbor seals in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk now have an enormous, state-of-the-art habitat – and enhanced quality care. The Maritime Aquarium displays five female harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), the species of seal that commonly migrate into Long Island Sound each winter. Their new home is a 160,000-gallon habitat that is 22 feet deep at its deepest point. It’s more than eight times... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, June 7, 2021
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"Pinniped Cove" Quick Facts

"PINNIPED COVE” QUICK FACTS  •  The exhibit is home to five harbor seals:  Ariel (age 31), Leila (33), Polly (34), Rasal (36) and Tillie (35).  •  The exhibit holds 160,000 gallons of water, and is 22 feet deep at its deepest.  •  It’s the largest aquatic display in The Maritime Aquarium’s 33-year history.   •  “Pinniped Cove” is named for the scientific grouping pinnipedia that... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, June 7, 2021
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"PInniped Cove" Represents Enormous Milestone for The Maritime Aquarium

NORWALK, CT  –  The opening of “Pinniped Cove,” the new home for the harbor seals of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, represents a transformative moment for everyone.  For the five harbor seals that have resided at the Aquarium for decades, “Pinniped Cove” offers 160,000 gallons of water – eight times the size of their original habitat – and depths of 22 feet... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, June 7, 2021
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Project Partners for "Pinniped Cove"

“PINNIPED COVE” PROJECT PARTNERS  State of Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Department of Transportation WSP   City of Norwalk  Common Council  Mayor Harry Rilling  Construction Solutions Group           (Owner’s Representative)    Design Team  Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP   Jaffe Holden – Acoustics / AV  ... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, June 7, 2021
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MARITIME AQUARIUM EASES COVID PROTOCOLS BUT MASKS STILL REQUIRED FOR UNVACCINATED GUESTS

NORWALK, CT  –  Unvaccinated guests must continue to wear masks in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, under new COVID-19 protocols based on guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the state of Connecticut.  Although COVID restrictions were eased as of May 19, masks still are required at the Aquarium for anyone over age 12 who is not vaccinated, and for all children 2 to 12 years old.  ... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, May 20, 2021
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Maritime Aquarium seeks experienced divers to volunteer to present programs in among its large sharks

NORWALK, CT  –  The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking divers who will willingly and regularly volunteer to plunge in among its 7- to 9-foot sharks.  The Aquarium is recruiting experienced scuba divers to join its Volunteer Dive Team to help make public educational presentations from inside the 110,000-gallon “shark tank,” home to six sand tiger... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, May 13, 2021
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