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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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Kids Can Play Veterinarians with Plush Animals in New "Stuffed Animal CARE-ium"

A variety of plush toy animals await veterinarian care from youngsters in the “Stuffed Animal CARE-ium,” a special summer exhibit open from July 1 to Labor Day in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. This fun and adorable exhibit will let young guests pretend to use the tools of real veterinarians to diagnose and treat plush-animal patients. Interactive displays will let children choose a plush animal and then weigh it, take its blood pressure, bind a wound or even take an x-ray. ... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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TGIF and Saturday Sunset Cruises Each Weekend

The idea of a relaxing Friday or Saturday evening out on the water with friends sounds great. But not everyone has a boat. The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk does have a boat, and is happy to do the happy-hour driving for TGIF and Saturday Sunset cruises starting the weekend of June 15th and 16th. “Evening is the prettiest time to be out on the water,” said Dave Sigworth, the Aquarium’s publicist. “These cruises are nothing more than a relaxing, 90-minute trip out to... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Friday, June 15, 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 MOURNS THE DEATH OF ORANGE THE HARBOR SEAL

NORWALK, CT  –  The staff of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk today is mourning the loss of the harbor seal named Orange. Orange, who has been at The Maritime Aquarium since 2005, was 35 years old. “We’re always saddened by the loss of any animal at the Aquarium, but seals in particular are hard,” said Dr. Brian Davis, president of The Maritime Aquarium. “Our animal-husbandry staff works closely with these animals, day in and day out, for years.... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, May 7, 2018
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Follow a baby panda on its important adventure in new IMAX movie "Pandas"

NORWALK, CT  –  Take a giant-screen journey to China to watch as a “bear whisperer” from New Hampshire helps a young panda learn to live in the wild in “Pandas,” a charming new IMAX movie opening April 6 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Filled with scenes of the adorable black-and-white baby bears, “Pandas” will play at noon and 2 & 4 p.m. daily in Connecticut’s largest IMAX theater, with a screen that’s six stories... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Friday, April 6, 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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Dr. Brian Davis to step down May 25 as president of The Maritime Aquarium

NORWALK, CT  –  Dr. Brian Davis will step down as President and CEO of the Maritime Aquarium on May 25 to rejoin his family in Atlanta. Davis came to Norwalk in December 2014 as the seventh president of The Maritime Aquarium, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer. In the time that Dr. Davis has been at the helm, the Aquarium has opened several new exhibits including the Dragons exhibit, the Coral Reef Exhibit, the Jellies Cultivation Lab, the new Journey with... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Add Your Name to New Donor Wall While Declaring Your Support for The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

NORWALK, CT  –  Secure your place on a new donor wall consisting of shimmering fish in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk and be part of the school of supporters helping to sustain the popular family attraction through the years ahead. The large donor wall will feature fish of different sizes and shapes, with contributors’ names etched on each creature. Titled “Our Sound Future,” the installation will be revealed near the large shark exhibit this summer as... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Friday, March 9, 2018
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Discover the Amazing Nature Right Outside Your Own Home in New IMAX Movie, "Backyard Wilderness," Opening March 24 in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

CONTACT: Dave Sigworth (203) 852-0700, ext. 2232 dsigworth@maritimeaquarium.org NORWALK, CT  –  Celebrate the wonders of nature that we can find right outside our own homes – if we would just put down our devices – in “Backyard Wilderness,” a gorgeous new IMAX ® movie opening March 24 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. In The Maritime Aquarium’s 30-year history, “Backyard Wilderness” may be the IMAX movie that is most... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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