The Maritime Aquarium Gala

This annual fund-raising evening supports The Maritime Aquarium’s Red Apple Fund for Student Enrichment, which helps to make the Aquarium’s unique marine-science and environmental-education programs available to students and teachers in the tri-state area who otherwise may not be able to participate. After a one-of-a-kind cocktail party in the Aquarium galleries, among the seals, sharks, sea turtles and other marine life, guests then enjoy a sit-down dinner and silent and live auctions “under the big top” specially erected outside the Aquarium’s main entrance. The event includes the presentation of the annual Red Apple Awards, which honor companies, organizations, and individuals who share The Maritime Aquarium’s concern for the natural world and environmental education.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a non-profit 501(c)(3).  All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows. A formal acknowledgment letter will be sent following the event.

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors!

30th Anniversary Sponsors
Nancy & Michael Herde
Schuyler & Charlie Hinnant
Newman’s Own Foundation
Kit & Rob Rohn
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Trafigura Trading LLC
Audrey & Ken Weil
Louise & Michael Widland
Angelfish Sponsors
Clay Fowler / Spinnaker Real Estate Partners
Wendy & Richard Hokin
Iris & Earl Mix    
Sea Turtle Sponsors
A.P. Construction Company
The Blattman Family
The Burnham Family / Hotel Zero Degrees
Carolyn & Lee Caney
Fairfield County Bank
Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd
The Per and Astrid Heidenreich Family Foundation
Kate & Jim Hurlock
Little Pub
Basil Mavroleon
Kathy & Russ Mitchell
O&G Industries, Inc.
Purdue Pharma LP
The Rich Foundation
R. D. Scinto Inc.
Elora & David Sweedler
Additional Supporters
Bank of America
Chubb Group
Ann & Sandy Davies
Emmakate & Leonard DiNardo
The Erdmann Family
Ann & Frank Gilmartin
The Karp Family
People’s United Insurance Agency
Tina Pray & Joe Lockridge
USI Insurance Services   
As of March 2, 2018

Maritime Golf and Tennis Classic

This annual tournament supports The Maritime Aquarium’s mission through the continuing exploration of animal and conservation issues in Long Island Sound and the oceans beyond.  In addition, the funds raised provide STEM-focused education opportunities to area students, regardless of their ability to pay. 

Our Mission

Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

Contact Us

Open Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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