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CONNECTICUT RESIDENTS WITH SNAP EBT CARDS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR DEEP ADMISSION DISCOUNTS 

NORWALK, CT –  Connecticut residents participating in the federal SNAP food-assistance program can now enjoy deep discounts for admission to The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Beginning Nov. 1, state residents showing their SNAP EBT card and Connecticut ID at the door can receive Aquarium admission for just $3 per person, for up to six people. (No more than two of the six can be adults). The offer is for an unlimited number of visits. That’s a savings of $25.95 for an... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, November 1, 2021
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Special Exhibit, "Think You Know Goldfish?," Opens Oct. 9

NORWALK, CT  –  They most likely were your first pet. You could win them at carnivals. Mom flushed them when they died. And there was a college craze in the 1950s of swallowing them.  But there’s a lot more to goldfish than that.  Delve into the underappreciated story of the goldfish in the special exhibit, “Think You Know Goldfish?,” opening Sat., Oct. 9 in The Maritime Aquarium at... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Friday, October 8, 2021
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Thank You to the Biden-Harris Administration for Fully Restoring Protections for The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

  October 8, 2021 On behalf of the nation's leading aquariums and zoos, we thank the Biden-Harris administration for fully restoring protections for the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, the U.S. Atlantic Ocean’s only marine national monument. The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument is a biodiversity hot-spot, home to a diverse array of wildlife, including endangered sperm whales, sea turtles, swordfish, sharks, and colorful deep-sea corals, some of... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Friday, October 8, 2021
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Maritime Aquarium's online virtual programs win Top Education award from Association of Zoos and Aquariums

NORWALK, CT  –  For its rapid and broad response in providing live virtual science lessons to schools suddenly thrust by COVID-19 into online learning, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is being honored for the best educational initiative in 2020 by any zoo or aquarium in the country.  The Maritime Aquarium’s implementation of – and the global reception to... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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IMLS grants to fund new teen Marine Debris Prevention Corps, and new virtual programs for learners with special needs

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will empower more than 100 local teens to lead new efforts to remove and reduce marine debris from Long Island Sound and its tributaries, thanks to a $144,440 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  In addition, The Maritime Aquarium will use a separate $49,607 IMLS grant to make its virtual... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Thursday, August 12, 2021
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New Seal Habitat, "Pinniped Cove," Opens as the Largest Display in The Maritime Aquarium's 33-Year History

NORWALK, CT  –  Cheer on the harbor seals of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk as they explore an enormous new habitat that, upon its June 8 opening, becomes the Aquarium’s largest aquatic display.  The 160,000-gallon seal exhibit – as well as a 4D movie theater and redesigned main entrance, which both opened in January – are the largest transformations in The Maritime Aquarium’s 33-year history.  Guests will be able to watch from above and... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, June 7, 2021
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Seals Are the Stars in The Maritime Aquarium's New "Pinniped Cove"

NORWALK, CT  –  With the June 8 opening of “Pinniped Cove,” the harbor seals in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk now have an enormous, state-of-the-art habitat – and enhanced quality care. The Maritime Aquarium displays five female harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), the species of seal that commonly migrate into Long Island Sound each winter. Their new home is a 160,000-gallon habitat that is 22 feet deep at its deepest point. It’s more than eight times... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, June 7, 2021
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"Pinniped Cove" Quick Facts

"PINNIPED COVE” QUICK FACTS  •  The exhibit is home to five harbor seals:  Ariel (age 31), Leila (33), Polly (34), Rasal (36) and Tillie (35).  •  The exhibit holds 160,000 gallons of water, and is 22 feet deep at its deepest.  •  It’s the largest aquatic display in The Maritime Aquarium’s 33-year history.   •  “Pinniped Cove” is named for the scientific grouping pinnipedia that... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, June 7, 2021
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"PInniped Cove" Represents Enormous Milestone for The Maritime Aquarium

NORWALK, CT  –  The opening of “Pinniped Cove,” the new home for the harbor seals of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, represents a transformative moment for everyone.  For the five harbor seals that have resided at the Aquarium for decades, “Pinniped Cove” offers 160,000 gallons of water – eight times the size of their original habitat – and depths of 22 feet... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, June 7, 2021
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Project Partners for "Pinniped Cove"

“PINNIPED COVE” PROJECT PARTNERS  State of Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Department of Transportation WSP   City of Norwalk  Common Council  Mayor Harry Rilling  Construction Solutions Group           (Owner’s Representative)    Design Team  Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP   Jaffe Holden – Acoustics / AV  ... Read More
Posted by Brianne Faust at Monday, June 7, 2021
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