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The re-energized focus on Long Island Sound's story is obvious in the colorfully redesigned main hall, which has been renamed Newman's Own Hall in celebration of a $1.2 million grant from Newman's Own Foundation."
– The Norwalk Citizen
In collaboration with Bank of America, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation is planning a special day to generate support for The Maritime Aquarium and many other important non-profit organizations throughout the region. It’s called Fairfield County’s Giving Day, an online, 24-hour … Continue reading →
Orange the harbor seal has made her pick for Super Bowl 50 and it is the Carolina Panthers. The 33-year-old seal knows how to hold her nose against the hand of her Aquarium trainers, and also against a “target pole,” … Continue reading →
Held on Sun., Jan. 31, The 2016 Chocolate Expo drew the largest single-day attendance in The Maritime Aquarium’s 28-year history. We welcomed 7,937 guests to the fourth-annual Expo, which featured some 40 regional chocolatiers and other specialty-food retailers offering … Continue reading →
The Chocolate Expo returns for its fourth year at the Maritime Aquarium this Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. They’re taking over the Aquarium for the day, so here’s everything you need to know. The Maritime Aquarium is located at 10 North Water … Continue reading →
On Jan. 21, we announced the winners of our 14th annual “Festival of Lighthouses Contest,” which ran from Nov. 21-Jan. 18 and featured 22 large creative amazing homemade lighthouses. This year’s 1st-place winner (through guest voting) is Robert Keene of … Continue reading →
The Maritime Aquarium recently received two videos from Connecticut residents who claim to have encountered the legendary (and supposed) forest shark. We’re studying the videos’ authenticity.
Because so many boaters seem to be encountering the humpback whales currently in the western end of Long Island Sound … and because boaters of Long Island Sound aren’t accustomed to sharing the water with 30-foot creatures that come to … Continue reading →
Challenge: name the animal that, pound for pound, is the most formidable creature in Long Island Sound. Did you say sharks? Or bluefish, with their sharp teeth? Maybe blue crabs, that can pinch like a vice? Actually, the answer most … Continue reading →
Perhaps you have seen news stories over the last two weeks of boaters being shocked (and thrilled) by encountering a humpback whale in Long Island Sound. … Continue reading →
Hooper himself joined us on June 14 as we celebrated the 40th anniversary of “Jaws” with actor Richard Dreyfuss telling stories about the making of the blockbuster film … followed by a showing of the movie on our six-story screen. … Continue reading →
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.
10 North Water Street • Norwalk, CT 06854
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
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