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This is National Volunteer Week, a perfect time to acknowledge and thank the dedicated volunteers of The Maritime Aquarium. When you visit the Aquarium, you complete your ticket transaction with a cashier, who is a paid employee. But, after that, … Continue reading

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“We are all here today to talk about a tooth,” Dr. Martin Nweeia, a dentist from Sharon, Conn., said to a captive audience at The Maritime Aquarium Monday night. For more than an hour, he spun tales of his encounters … Continue reading

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We’re sad to announce that over the weekend, Bell, one of the two North American river otters at The Maritime Aquarium passed away over the weekend. On Sunday she was taken to the vet where she was anesthetized and x-rayed.  … Continue reading

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In collaboration with Bank of America, The Fairfield County Community Foundation has come up with a fun way to generate support for The Maritime Aquarium and many other important non-profit organizations throughout the region. It’s called FC Gives, an online, … Continue reading

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By Dave Sigworth, Maritime Aquarium publicist To an adoring Maritime Aquarium audience Thursday night, Fabien Cousteau acknowledged that he had a “very different upbringing.” His adult experiences are pretty different, too. Cousteau’s grandfather was the famous filmmaker/ocean explorer who invented … Continue reading

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Orange, one of the harbor seals here at The Maritime Aquarium, has made her Super Bowl XLVIII prediction and according to her picks, the Denver Broncos will emerge victorious! (Sorry about that, Seattle fans!) We tied each teams’ colors to … Continue reading

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In December, Jennifer Herring, president and CEO of The Maritime Aquarium, announced she will retire in 2014. She has served in that position for 10 of the Aquarium’s 25-year history and, in that time, has come a wealth of unique … Continue reading

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Looking for something sweet to do this weekend? Look no further, because The Maritime Aquarium is about to be submerged in chocolate! In a scene fit for Willy Wonka himself, The Chocolate World Expo is taking over the Aquarium on … Continue reading

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Most people recognize our moon jellies as undulating bells, often backlit in soothing pinks and purples as ethereal music plays in a round room that seems to have the ability to stop time. You’ll stare at them, entranced, for hours… … Continue reading

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There’s no shortage of inspiration at The Maritime Aquarium if you’re looking to fill your Instagram feed with amazing creatures and critters! We love seeing your share your memories and experiences, in fact, #WeWantMore! A surefire way to make sure … Continue reading

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