Press Releases

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

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"Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises" start Dec. 9

CONTACT: Dave Sigworth (203) 852-0700, ext. 2232 dsigworth@maritimeaquarium.org NORWALK, CT – December brings annual visitors from the north into Long Island Sound, and you can chance to see them during “Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises” offered this winter by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The Aquarium’s 2017-18 season of “Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises” begins Dec. 9 and 10, and will run on many weekends through March 31, 2018. These... Read More
at Thursday, November 30, 2017
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New "Sea Turtle Nursery" Opens with Baby Loggerhead

CONTACT: Dave Sigworth (203) 852-0700, ext. 2232 dsigworth@maritimeaquarium.org NORWALK, CT – Follow a rescued baby loggerhead sea turtle through its first year of life as The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk raises it in a new “Sea Turtle Nursery” exhibit for release into the Atlantic Ocean next fall. The guest sea turtle will live at The Maritime Aquarium as part of a loan program of the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, whose staff and volunteers inspect... Read More
at Friday, October 20, 2017
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Maritime Aquarium Research Vessel Receives Safety Award

CONTACT: Dave Sigworth (203) 852-0700, ext. 2232 dsigworth@maritimeaquarium.org WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – American Maritime Safety Inc. has announced that The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is among the recipients of its 2017 AMS Safety Awards. AMS is a nonprofit maritime trade association that facilitates the maritime industry's compliance with international shipping protocols and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) regulations. The AMS consortium is comprised of more than 400 vessel owners... Read More
at Friday, October 6, 2017
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Maritime Aquarium President Named to AZA Board of Directors

CONTACT: Dave Sigworth (203) 852-0700, ext. 2232 dsigworth@maritimeaquarium.org NORWALK, CT – Dr. Brian Davis, president and CEO of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, has joined the Board of Directors of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the prestigious national organization that sets the top standards for animal care and visitor safety at America’s zoos and aquariums. Davis began a three-year term on Oct. 1 to serve as one of the AZA board’s 13 members,... Read More
at Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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Maritime Aquarium Opens Bigger, Even-Better Jellyfish Exhibit

CONTACT: Dave Sigworth (203) 852-0700, ext. 2232 dsigworth@maritimeaquarium.org NORWALK, CT – Get close to some of the most strangely beautiful – but painfully dangerous – animals in the sea as The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers a newly expanded exhibit of jellyfish. With “Journey with Jellies,” The Maritime Aquarium now displays the most jellyfish species in the region. Jellies – as they should be called, because they’re not fish... Read More
at Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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Reader's Digest Names Aquarium "Top Family Travel Destination" in Connecticut

CONTACT: Dave Sigworth (203) 852-0700, ext. 2232 dsigworth@maritimeaquarium.org NORWALK, CT – The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is celebrating another national kudo as Reader’s Digest has named the popular attraction the “Best Family Travel Destination” in Connecticut. The Maritime Aquarium is Connecticut’s entry in “The 50 Best Family Travel Destinations in Each State,” recently published on Reader’s Digest’s website. Under a photo... Read More
at Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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IMAX movie "Amazon Adventure" opens July 1

CONTACT: Dave Sigworth (203) 852-0700, ext. 2232 dsigworth@maritimeaquarium.org NORWALK, CT – Plunge deep into the Brazilian rain forest for a giant-screen journey of discovery among glittering butterflies, surprising insects and a prowling jaguar in the new IMAX movie "Amazon Adventure," opening July 1 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The compelling story of 19th-century scientific breakthrough will play at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily through Labor Day in... Read More
at Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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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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Aquarium's Largest-Ever Federal Grant Will Fund Awareness of Local Environmental Threats

CONTACT: Dave Sigworth (203) 852-0700, ext. 2232 dsigworth@maritimeaquarium.org NORWALK, CT – Nearly 2,000 students from 10 Fairfield County towns will explore how severe storms, erosion and other environmental hazards threaten their communities – and also how they can participate in lessening the effects – thanks to a three-year, $484,955 federal grant to The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The grant, from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in... Read More
at Wednesday, September 21, 2016
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