Ways to Contribute

Annual Appeal

harbor seal photoHelp off-set the expenses incurred by providing exceptional care in the health, wellness and enrichment of the lives of the animals in our care, and support the dedicated team of educated and trained aquarists who care for our animals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition, you can help support our STEM and marine science education and teacher professional development programming, provide financial aid to school and families in under-served areas, as well as integrate technological and digital interactives in our facility.

Did you know your gift of...

  • $100… Helps provide fresh veggies for our green sea turtles for a week
  • $250… Helps provide citizen-science training and opportunities to help make us all Sound Stewards
  • $500… Helps provide valuable teacher professional development science workshops to educators
  • $750… Helps provide a Traveling Teacher program for 30 middle school children
  • $1,000… Helps provide fieldwork equipment to Aquarium researchers to study water quality, species populations, and other biodiversity issues in Long Island Sound
  • $______ Helps keep this community treasure a place to grow, learn, and be inspired

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Donors Circle

As a non-profit organization, donors provide vital annual support that impacts all aspects of The Maritime Aquarium.  These contributions demonstrate a profound commitment to conservation and environmental efforts represented in our living exhibits and our participation in community-wide and global projects to protect our planet.  Making an annual gift at one of the below levels includes all benefits of a Family Membership PLUS exclusive benefits.

$500 –Patron Donor Circle

  • Recognition as a valued aquarium supporter
  • All the benefits of a family membership for two adults and up to 4 children
  • 4 adult guest passes for use by anyone without member being present
  • Two complimentary passes for a Marine Life Encounter cruise or a Seal-Spotting & Birding cruise
  • Your gift is 100% tax-deductible

$1,000 – Friends Donor Circle

  • Recognition as a valued aquarium supporter
  • All the benefits of a family membership for two adults and up to 4 children
  • 8 adult guest passes for use by anyone without member being present
  • Four complimentary passes for a Marine Life Encounter cruise or a Seal-Spotting & Birding cruise
  • Private behind-the-scenes tour for four people with an animal feeding (some restrictions may apply)
  • Two complimentary tickets to one private ticketed event at the Aquarium (maximum value $50 per ticket)
  • Your gift is 100% tax-deductible

 

For questions about our Donors Circle, please contact our development team at development@maritimeaquarium.org.

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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