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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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Maritime Aquarium seeks volunteers as new seasonal Summer Stewards, plus for enriching high-school program

NORWALK, CT  –  Older teens and adults can volunteer now for a fun, rewarding summer guiding guests through butterfly encounters and other exhibits in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, which also is accepting applications for its empowering volunteer program for high school students. The Aquarium is seeking volunteers age 16 and older for its new Summer Stewards volunteer program, which asks for a commitment only from June 4 through Labor Day (Sept. 5). And it’s... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, May 3, 2022
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THE MARITIME AQUARIUM JOINS FORCES WITH LEADING AQUARIUMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE BY REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS

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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DR. SARAH CROSBY TO LEAD CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AND ENVIRONMENTAL-POLICY EFFORTS OF THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK

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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CHUBB GIFT OF $141,509 FUNDS ENERGY-EFFICIENCY UPGRADES

NORWALK, CT  –  The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will make significant energy-efficiency upgrades thanks to a gift of $141,509.43 from the global insurance provider Chubb.   The amount is the value of a credit received by Chubb through the Connecticut Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Tax Credit Program. Funds will be used to make improvements to the HVAC system in the Aquarium’s 135,000-square-foot facility.  “We thank Chubb and their... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, April 19, 2022
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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Named FinalistĀ for 2022 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library ServiceĀ 

Media Contacts  Maritime Aquarium contact:  Dave Sigworth, dsigworth@maritimeaquarium.org , 203-852-0700 , x 2232  IMLS contact:  Brittany Vanderpool, bvanderpool@vancomm.com , 202-248-5487     NORWALK, Conn. — The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced today that The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is among 30 finalists for the 2022 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the second year in a row that the Aquarium has... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, April 7, 2022
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$569,000 FEDERAL APPROPRIATION FUNDS COALITION TO REMOVE DERELICT LOBSTER POTS AND IMPROVE HEALTH OF LONG ISLAND SOUND

NORWALK, CT  –  Thousands of derelict lobster pots in Long Island Sound, abandoned but still functioning to trap marine life, will be removed from Connecticut’s waters through a collaborative project made possible by $569,000 in new federal funding.  The 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill recently signed by President Biden includes funds toward reversing the environmental and economic damage being caused by as many as 1 million derelict lobster pots left in... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, March 22, 2022
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CONNECTICUT HUMANITIES GRANTS TO HELP THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK RECOVER FROM PANDEMIC AND REACH A BROADER, MORE DIVERSE AUDIENCE

NORWALK, CT  –  Grants of $355,200 and $25,000 from Connecticut Humanities will support The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s continued rebound from the pandemic through new exhibits, educational programming and other experiences that introduce a more diverse audience to Long Island Sound.  Connecticut Humanities in late December announced $16 million in CT Cultural Fund Operating Support Grants to 624 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in the state, including... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, March 8, 2022
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