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The Maritime Aquarium extends its heartfelt condolences to the family of Bill Collins, mayor of Norwalk from 1977 to 1981 and again from 1983 to 1987. Bill was a tremendous leader of the city, and a great champion of the Aquarium.  “The Maritime Aquarium and its Board mourn the loss of former mayor Bill Collins,” stated Clay Fowler, chair of the Board of Trustees of The Maritime Aquarium. “Without his bold leadership urging preservation of the past as a launch pad to... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Saturday, July 23, 2022
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$224,879 state grant supports expanded summer-school program for Norwalk K-8 students with The Maritime Aquarium

NORWALK, CT  (July 12, 2022)  –  Thanks to a $224,879 state grant, more than 1,200 Norwalk students are engaging with marine animals and exploring the aquatic world this month as the Norwalk Public Schools expands its summer-school partnership with The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.  The grant – called an Innovation grant from the state Department of Education’s 2022 Summer Enrichment Grant program – covers most of the... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, July 12, 2022
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"CT Summer at the Museum" gives Connecticut kids free encounters with sharks, seals and more during Maritime Aquarium's "Summer of Wonders"

NORWALK, CT  –  Exciting encounters with seals, sharks, sea turtles and – for a limited time – beautiful tropical butterflies highlight visits to The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk this summer, especially for Connecticut children receiving free admission through the “CT Summer at the Museum” initiative.  The Maritime Aquarium is among more than 130 institutions participating in the state’s “CT Summer at the Museum"... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, June 30, 2022
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Maritime Aquarium offers Fireworks Cruise, plus on-the-water encounters with marine animals and inspiring weekend-evening tours

NORWALK, CT  –  Enjoy special on-the-water views of the upcoming holiday fireworks display in Norwalk from aboard the research vessel of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, just one of many memorable cruises onto Long Island Sound offered by the Aquarium this summer. The Aquarium’s Fireworks Cruise on Sun., July 3 departs at 7:45 p.m. to give participants a unique and beautiful view of the City of Norwalk’s annual pyrotechnics, presented from the water off Calf... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, June 27, 2022
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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Supports the Designation of Hudson Canyon as a National Marine Sanctuary

On this World Oceans Day, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk applauds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for its decision to initiate the process to designate Hudson Canyon as a National Marine Sanctuary.    Located just 100 miles southeast of the Statue of Liberty, the Hudson Canyon is the largest submarine canyon off the Atlantic Coast of the United States, and one of the largest in the world. It rivals the size and scale of the Grand Canyon, and is an... Read More
at Wednesday, June 8, 2022
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$523,822 federal grant supports economic & ecological resilience by funding new LIS salt marsh exhibit in The Maritime Aquarium

NORWALK, CT  –  Supported by a $523,822 federal grant, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will expand its economic impact as a state tourism driver by creating an interactive multimedia exhibit exploring the essential role of salt marshes in the health of Long Island Sound.  This exhibit will attract additional visitors to the Aquarium and Norwalk, while helping them understand the historic, cultural, social and ecological importance of Connecticut’s salt... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, May 19, 2022
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New mission-aligned partnerships elevate the complete guest experience of The Maritime Aquarium

NORWALK, CT  –  The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is elevating its complete guest experience by integrating the Tessitura ticketing and membership platform and SSA Group’s food services, while also bringing these key operations into alignment with the Aquarium’s mission of environmental conservation.  With the two new partnerships, the Aquarium improves the interactions that occur before, after and in between the memorable animal encounters. Guests... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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Special summer butterfly exhibit, "Flutter Zone," offers magical encounters while urging protections

NORWALK, CT  –  Journey through a magical habitat flittering with beautiful tropical butterflies – and discover how to support butterflies’ vital environmental role – in “Flutter Zone,” a special summer encounter opening Sat., May 28 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.  This walk-through exhibit offers guests the chance to mingle among up to 20 varieties of vibrant butterflies from Central and South America. The air itself will... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, May 12, 2022
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NORWALK, CT  –  The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and 23 other leading U.S. aquariums – as members of the Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) – today announced the first steps in achieving their long-term goal of carbon neutrality.  Fittingly on Earth Day, the aquariums are pledging to evaluate and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, a major cause of a warming planet and global climate change. “We have no choice but to undertake fast and... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Friday, April 22, 2022
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NORWALK, CT  –  Dr. Sarah Crosby, a marine ecologist trained in conservation science with extensive experience in coastal and marine ecosystems and a seasoned manager who has led Harbor Watch for seven years, will join The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk next week as Director of Conservation and Policy, a new position that will significantly expand the Aquarium’s leadership role in local and national conservation issues.   Dr. Crosby will be responsible... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, April 21, 2022
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