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Veterans receive free Aquarium admission in November; Photography Exhibit by veterans Nov. 1-30

NORWALK, CT  –  To honor the men and women who have served – and are serving – our country, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is offering free admission to veterans and current active-duty military throughout the month of November. Additionally, all Aquarium guests can enjoy a display of gorgeous photographs by – and sometimes of – veterans, in a gallery show curated by the Veteran Artist Program (VAP). “The Maritime Aquarium offers a $10... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Special admission offer for kids Oct. 27 & 28 as Maritime Aquarium transforms into the AquaScarium

NORWALK, CT – Kids in costume can get free admission to The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk on the weekend before Halloween when the popular family attraction transforms into the AquaScarium. Children age 3 to 12 who come to the AquaScarium in costume on Sat., Oct. 27 and Sun., Oct. 28 will get free admission (a $17.95 value) with each paying adult. Adult admission is $24.95. (The offer requires one paying adult for each free costumed child.) “There’s no trick about this... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, October 11, 2018

"2001: A Space Odyssey" opens Oct. 19 in Aquarium's IMAX Theater

NORWALK, CT  –  Continuing the 50th-anniversary celebration of “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Warner Bros. Pictures is bringing Stanley Kubrick’s science-fiction masterpiece to The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk for a four-week run beginning Fri., Oct. 19. Making the premiere even better: the film’s star, Keir Dullea, will be onhand afterward to meet fans and sign autographs. This special anniversary release of “2001: A Space Odyssey” marks the... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, October 11, 2018

Teachers Can Discover Aquarium's Educational Resources in Free Open House on Wed., Oct. 24

NORWALK, CT  –  Educators can explore the unique and exciting teaching resources available at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk during a free after-hours open house on Wed., Oct. 24. The event, called “Fish School,” runs from 4 to 7 p.m.  Purpose of the free evening is to show teachers and other educators the many ways they can connect their students and curricula with The Maritime Aquarium’s unique educational resources and programs, which help to... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Final Days to Bid Farewell to Baby Sea Turtle

NORWALK, CT  –  Stop by The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk soon for a final chance to say farewell to a little sea turtle named Squirt that spent its first formative year on display in the South Norwalk attraction. The little loggerhead’s last day in the Aquarium is Sat., Oct. 13. Early on Sunday the 14th, Aquarium staff will begin driving the turtle back to North Carolina – where it hatched in September 2017 – for a celebratory mid-week release into the... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Fourth Sea Turtle Killed by Boat Strike in Long Island Sound

NORWALK, CT  –  A fourth sea turtle has been killed by a boat strike in Long Island Sound – the third such incident in the Milford/Stratford area this summer. A three-foot loggerhead turtle was found on Fri., Sept. 21 washed up at Silver Sands State Park, the apparent victim of an encounter with a boat propeller. This was the fourth loggerhead in the Sound killed by boats this summer – an unusually high number. (The others: found on Long Beach in Stratford July... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, September 24, 2018

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

Aquarium to begin construction of new 4D theater, exhibit replacement this fall

NORWALK, CT  –  The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will begin construction of a 4D movie theater and replacement exhibits this fall, part of the popular attraction’s advance response to the rebuilding of an adjacent railroad bridge. In early November, the Aquarium’s current main entrance will close to allow for construction of a 179-seat 4D theater on the site of an adjacent employee parking lot. Additionally, the “Go Fish” exhibit will close in... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Saturday, September 22, 2018

Fall Cruises include Champagne Anniversary & Octoberfest Outings

NORWALK, CT  –  Cruise out onto Long Island Sound with The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk this fall to examine marine creatures brought up out of the water, to see lighthouses, for a champagne toast, to sample craft beers or to just enjoy a fun boat ride. “From kids holding a spider crab just brought up out of the water to adults holding a glass of beer or flute of champagne, our fall cruise lineup offers opportunities for everyone to have fun and discover out on the... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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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