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Sample food and drinks in adults-only "Maritime with a Twist" on Feb. 7

NORWALK, CT  –  Enjoy a unique adults-only night out, sampling fine foods and spirits among sharks and seals, on Thurs., Feb. 7 during the next “Maritime with a Twist” hosted by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Open to anyone age 21 and over, “Maritime with a Twist” features menu highlights from nearby restaurants in the South Norwalk (or SoNo) neighborhood, as well as refreshments by artisanal distillers, craft breweries and wine retailers. Sample... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, January 17, 2019
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"Sensory-Friendly Morning" on Sun., Feb. 3

NORWALK, CT  –  For some, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a place with too many stimuli. So on Sun., Feb. 3, the Aquarium is planning a special morning to give guests with sensory-processing differences a fun, comfortable and accepting environment. During “Sensory-Friendly Morning,” lights in the Aquarium will be lower, and music and other sounds will be turned down or off. Additionally on Feb. 3, the Aquarium will open two hours earlier than usual –... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, January 16, 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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Help build an enormous LEGO ocean scene during "LEGO Weekend" Jan. 26 & 27

NORWALK, CT  –  Help create an enormous ocean scene using everyone’s favorite building blocks during “LEGO® Weekend” Jan. 26 and 27 in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. LEGO experts from Play-Well TEKnologies will be onhand both days to oversee a big fun coral-reef scene made entirely out of LEGO blocks in Newman’s Own Hall (near the seals). The experts will create the underwater environment, but it needs animals! Aquarium guests can build a... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, January 7, 2019
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"Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises" begin Dec. 15 at The Maritime Aquarium

NORWALK, CT  –  Cruise out onto Long Island Sound this winter with The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk in hopes of seeing some of the seals and birds that spend the colder months just off Connecticut’s shores. The Maritime Aquarium’s 2018-19 season of “Seal-Spotting & Birding Cruises” begins Dec. 15 and 16, and offers outings on many weekends through April 14, 2019. These invigorating 2½-hour cruises seek out some of the harbor seals and... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, December 6, 2018
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Maureen Hanley Selected as Maritime Aquarium's New President/CEO

NORWALK, CT  –  Maureen Hanley, a businesswoman with extensive professional and charitable involvement in Fairfield County, is the new president and chief executive officer of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Hanley was chosen unanimously on Nov. 7 by the Executive Committee of the Aquarium’s Board of Trustees. Her first day will be Mon., Nov. 12. The Easton resident is the eighth president – and third woman to hold the position – in the 30-year history... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, November 8, 2018
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IMAX movie "Backyard Wilderness" Sweeps Giant-Screen Film Awards

NORWALK, CT  –  “Backyard Wilderness,” the IMAX movie filmed in Westchester County, N.Y., and showing now at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, swept the top prizes in the recent Giant Screen Cinema Association’s 2018 Film Awards. “Backyard Wilderness” was named Best Film (Short Subject), Best Cinematography, Best Film for Lifelong Learning, and Best Visual Effects at the ceremony, held on Sept. 21 during the GSCA’s annual conference in... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Sunday, September 23, 2018
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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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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Receives Prestigious Accreditation From The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA)

NORWALK, CT  –  The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is proud to announce that it again has received a prestigious seal of approval from the organization that sets the top standards for animal care and visitor safety at zoos and aquariums.   The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) granted accreditation to the Aquarium for another five years during a meeting this past weekend in Jacksonville, FL.   “Only the very best zoos and aquariums can meet the... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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