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For press inquiries please contact Dave Sigworth, associate director of communications, at (203) 852-0700, ext. 2232, or dsigworth@maritimeaquarium.org

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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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Westchester County filmmakers to reveal the making of IMAX "Backyard Wilderness" on May 24

NORWALK, CT – The local filmmakers behind the new IMAX movie “Backyard Wilderness” will reveal secrets of how the gorgeous film was made – working with wild ducks, raccoons, mice and other creatures – at a special evening screening on Thurs., May 24 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Filmmakers Andy Young and Susan Todd of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., will show outtakes and behind-the-scenes footage following the special screening of “Backyard... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Friday, May 11, 2018
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Maritime Aquarium's debut car show on June 16 features 11 great models named for fish

NORWALK, CT  –  On Sat., June 16 – the day before Father’s Day – bring dad to check out some of the finest rides ever named for fish in The Maritime Aquarium Auto Show: “Barracudas, Sting Rays & More Show Cars from the Sea.” Appropriately, The Maritime Aquarium’s first-ever Auto Show will feature 11 rare and exquisite cars all named for marine animals, including a 1956 Bangert Manta Ray, a 1962 Tiburon (Shark) Roadster, plus classic... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Friday, May 11, 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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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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New "Sea Turtle Nursery" Opens with Baby Loggerhead

CONTACT: Dave Sigworth (203) 852-0700, ext. 2232 dsigworth@maritimeaquarium.org NORWALK, CT – Follow a rescued baby loggerhead sea turtle through its first year of life as The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk raises it in a new “Sea Turtle Nursery” exhibit for release into the Atlantic Ocean next fall. The guest sea turtle will live at The Maritime Aquarium as part of a loan program of the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, whose staff and volunteers inspect... Read More
at Friday, October 20, 2017
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Maritime Aquarium President Named to AZA Board of Directors

CONTACT: Dave Sigworth (203) 852-0700, ext. 2232 dsigworth@maritimeaquarium.org NORWALK, CT – Dr. Brian Davis, president and CEO of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, has joined the Board of Directors of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the prestigious national organization that sets the top standards for animal care and visitor safety at America’s zoos and aquariums. Davis began a three-year term on Oct. 1 to serve as one of the AZA board’s 13 members,... Read More
at Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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