Press Releases & Statements

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Recent Press Releases

Maritime Aquarium seeks experienced divers to volunteer to present programs in among its large sharks

NORWALK, CT  –  The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is seeking divers who will willingly and regularly volunteer to plunge in among its 7- to 9-foot sharks.  The Aquarium is recruiting experienced scuba divers to join its Volunteer Dive Team to help make public educational presentations from inside the 110,000-gallon “shark tank,” home to six sand tiger... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, May 13, 2021
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"A Slug's Life" exhibit extended through Labor Day; voting in Nudibranch Photo Contest ends May 14

NORWALK, CT  –  “A Slug’s Life: Facing the Climate Endgame,” a unique special exhibit that blends live animals and art to warn about climate change, is being extended to remain open through Labor Day (Sept. 6) at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.  Plus, voting ends this Friday, May 14 in an online photo contest inspired by the exhibit.  “A Slug’s Life: Facing the Climate Endgame” originally was to close June 13. But Aquarium... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, May 10, 2021
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Maritime Aquarium's spring cruises offer animal encounters and sparkling sunsets

NORWALK, CT  –  Discover what lies beneath Long Island Sound, or watch as the sun sets on the Sound, during fun and memorable public cruises now available aboard the unique research vessel of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.  The Maritime Aquarium is opening its 2021 season of cruises this month with a slate of weekend outings. Choose between an exciting hands-on opportunity to meet marine... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, May 5, 2021
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Maritime Aquarium summer camps offer fun explorations among sharks, seals and more

NORWALK, CT  –  Kids ages 6 to 15 can do a hands-on deep dive into the world of sharks, seals and other marine animals during the 2021 Summer Camp programs of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. The Maritime Aquarium will show campers the fun side of science inquiry, with special activities, experiments and discoveries with animals and the marine environment. Depending on the age group and the week’s topic, activities may include a movie in the new 4D Theater, a coastal... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, April 28, 2021
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U.S. Aquariums Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act

As leading aquariums from around the United States committed to reducing the sources of plastic pollution that are harming our ocean and freshwater environments, we applaud the introduction of the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act. We support the Act’s comprehensive approach to helping stem the tide of plastic pollution across the country and around the world — particularly in mountain streams, the Great Lakes, rivers, and bays, as well as our ocean waters. Research... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Named Finalist for 2021 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced today that The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is among 30 finalists for the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The Maritime Aquarium is the only aquarium in the U.S.selected as a finalist this year, and one of only two institutions – along with the Ferguson Library in Stamford – named in Connecticut. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, March 18, 2021
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As Capacity Limits Are Lifted, Aquarium is Ready to Welcome More Guests

NORWALK, CT  –  As state-mandated capacity restrictions are lifted on Fri., March 19, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is ready with special COVID-19 protocols to welcome in additional guests.  President and CEO Jason Patlis said special measures have been added and refined since the Aquarium’s reopening in June under Gov.... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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"Shark" and "Ice Age" Films Featured as Aquarium Opens New 4D Theater

NORWALK, CT  –  The guest experience at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk goes to a whole new additional dimension – literally – on Feb. 22 as the South Norwalk family attraction officially debuts its sensational new 4D movie theater.  This new cinematic experience sends the action visually spilling off the two-story screen and over audiences in 3D, in addition... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, February 22, 2021
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Maritime Aquarium Sees An Ocean of New Opportunities with New 4D Theater

NORWALK, CT – As prowling sharks and even cartoon ice-age animals begin popping off the screen in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk’s new 4D Theater, new and exciting opportunities similarly are taking form as the Aquarium completes its most significant and broadly supported expansions.  The Feb. 22 ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the 169-seat theater celebrates much more than a new movie experience... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, February 22, 2021
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U.S. Aquariums Support National Action on Climate and Ocean

As the nation’s leading aquariums committed to ocean and freshwater conservation, we fully support the Biden-Harris Administration’s bold actions to assert U.S. leadership in the fight against global climate change. We celebrate today’s clear mandate for a government-wide approach to addressing the climate crisis that focuses on scientific integrity, environmental justice, and job creation. Through actions like rejoining the Paris Agreement, initiating the rollback of... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, January 27, 2021
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