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“Rio: The 4D Experience” Now Playing at The Maritime Aquarium

A new 4D experience is bringing the sights and sounds of Rio de Janeiro to Norwalk. Audiences can join Blu and Jewel, the last blue macaws on Earth, on a thrilling animated journey in “Rio: The 4D Experience” now playing at The Maritime Aquarium.     In this 12-minute adaptation of the film, the unexpected duo is captured by bird smugglers and must work together despite Blu’s inability to fly. As they try to escape the claws of an evil cockatoo they must dodge... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The Maritime Aquarium Offers Sensory-Friendly Morning

Lights and Sounds to be Lowered to Make the Aquarium a More Enjoyable Experience for Those with Sensory-Processing Differences   In recognition of World Autism Day, The Maritime Aquarium will hold a sensory-friendly morning to accommodate guests with sensory-processing differences. On Sunday, April 2 at 8 a.m. the Aquarium will open all galleries and exhibits with dimmed lights and lowered sounds.     “Providing enjoyable experiences to our guests is one of our top p... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, March 16, 2023

The Maritime Aquarium Announces Terrapin Tracking Training Session

Volunteers Needed to Protect Connecticut Species of Concern   The Maritime Aquarium is currently seeking volunteers to join its Terrapin Tracking Team to protect Northern Diamondback Terrapins, a species of concern in the State of Connecticut. Virtual training sessions will be held on Tuesday, March 28, and Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. for those interested in joining the team.   “As a species of concern in Connecticut, Northern Diamondback Terrapins population is considered low a... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The Maritime Aquarium Welcomes Homeschool Families

The Maritime Aquarium invites homeschool families to visit the Aquarium and participate in award-winning, hands-on educational programming on Wednesday, March 29 for “Homeschool Day.”   “These biannual events are special opportunities for homeschool students,” said Vice President of Education Tom Naiman. “They get to experience programs and work with Aquarium educators just like our school groups! During these sessions, students are encouraged to think criti... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The Maritime Aquarium Invites Scouts to Learn About the Environment and Earn Badges

Calling all troop leaders! The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is offering discounted tickets and educational programming this spring to help scouts earn badges and develop a deeper understanding about the world around them.   BSA Weekend will be held March 25-26, with Cub Scout Day on March 25 and Merit Badge Day on March 26. Girl Scout Day will be held on April 1.   “Scout Days are the perfect outing for any troop interested in learning more about local ecosystems and thinking ... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, February 27, 2023

The Maritime Aquarium’s Harbor Seal Picks the Kansas City Chiefs to Win the Super Bowl

(Norwalk, CT) – Go Chiefs! In a 6-yard rush from the bottom of Pinniped Cove to the surface of the water, Rasal made her Super Bowl LVII pick.   “Rasal’s Super Bowl pick is something we look forward to every year at the Aquarium,” said Senior Trainer Dylan Salamone. “This year was especially exciting because she learned a new behavior – an underwater retrieval – to make her pick. Like the players in Sunday’s big game, she trained fo... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, February 9, 2023

The Maritime Aquarium Highlights Conservation Work on World Wetlands Day

(Norwalk, CT) – Wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems on the planet supporting a rich biodiversity, yet they are declining at alarming rates. On World Wetlands Day, The Maritime Aquarium celebrates the critical role that wetlands play in Long Island Sound and is proud to highlight its conservation work that aims to increase the resiliency of the Sound’s marshes.   “It is critical that we act as good stewards of our marshes,” said The Maritime Aquarium... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, February 2, 2023

The Maritime Aquarium Seeks Gallery Ambassadors

(Norwalk, CT) – The Maritime Aquarium is currently seeking volunteers who enjoy interacting with both people and animals to share the story of Long Island Sound’s ecosystem as gallery ambassadors. Applications for the spring cohort are open now through March 3.  "Volunteering at The Maritime Aquarium is a fun and rewarding experience,” said Volunteer Coordinator Jessica Boyle. “Not only will gallery ambassadors share their passion for the environment with pe... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The Maritime Aquarium Opens Camp Registration

(Norwalk, CT) – Looking for a memorable camp experience for your child? The Maritime Aquarium offers a variety of camps that are sure to inspire wonder in your young scientist. Registration open now. “We’re excited for another great summer at The Maritime Aquarium,” said Camp Director Katie Farley. “Each camp session offers unique opportunities for children to engage in hands-on experiences that will reinforce key STEM concepts, deepen their understanding of ani... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Maritime Aquarium to Hold Teacher Appreciation Weekend

Ahead of International Day of Education on Tuesday, Jan. 24, The Maritime Aquarium is holding “Teacher Appreciation Weekend” to thank teachers for all that they do for their students. On Saturday, Jan. 21, and Sunday, Jan. 22, teachers and one guest will receive free admission to the aquarium and a 4D movie. “Our goal is for every teacher in the region to see The Maritime Aquarium and Long Island Sound as true extensions of their classroom,” said Vice President of Edu... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, January 12, 2023

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