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Scouts in uniform get discounted "Scout Day" admission on March 23; workshops available too

NORWALK, CT  –  Girl and Boy Scouts should troop down to The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk on Sat., March 23 to take advantage of admission discounts and special workshops as the South Norwalk attraction celebrates its annual Scout Day. Any Girl Scout or Boy Scout wearing her or his uniform to The Maritime Aquarium on March 23 receives a discounted price: $16 for children ages 3-12; $20 for adults; and $18 seniors 65+. This discount applies to Scouts of all levels, even adult... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Friday, March 15, 2019
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Heroic dogs star in sweet new IMAX movie "Superpower Dogs"

NORWALK, CT  –  Follow heroic dogs working around the world to save lives – and learn the science behind their amazing abilities – in “Superpower Dogs,” a new IMAX adventure opening March 15 on the giant screen of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Narrated by another cinema superhero, Chris Evans (“Captain America”), “Superpower Dogs” will play at 11 a.m. and 2 & 4 p.m. daily through May 17 on The Maritime Aquarium’s... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Volunteers Needed in All Communities for "FrogWatch" 2019; Aquarium Training on March 2

NORWALK, CT  –  The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking citizen-scientist volunteers who will be … hoppy to help with a census of frogs in their neighborhoods. An army of trained volunteers is needed to provide local data to a national program called “FrogWatch.” The local effort is a collaboration between The Maritime Aquarium, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and Yale’s Peabody Museum in New Haven. Although it’s called... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, February 13, 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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"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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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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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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