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
|Your Aquarium Journey|
|The Sound and Beyond|
|Hokin Family Sound Voyage galleries|
|Rivers to the Sound|
|Depths of the Sound|
|The Ocean Beyond the Sound|
After ticketing your orientation to Long Island Sound begins as you stroll down the Rizvi Family Promenade. Panels describe some of the estuary's special aspects and get you thinking of the role you too play in the health of this important body of water.
Start your Maritime Aquarium journey in Newman’s Own Hall, featuring an interactive visitor introduction to Long Island Sound and also our harbor seal exhibit.
A 36-by-12-foot map of the Sound – an image about the size of a school bus – dominates the room and challenges visitors with interactive quizzes about the Sound’s marine animals and habitats. Videos showcase the Sound’s history and the seals that visit the Sound each winter.
And spend some time with our harbor seals in their unique/indoor outdoor exhibit. Harbor seals are the most common seal in New England waters. They spend most of the year in the Gulf of Maine but more and more seals are wintering in Long Island Sound. Seal show times at the Aquarium are 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 & 3:45 p.m. daily. These public sessions are a great opportunity for visitors to ask questions of the animal-husbandry staff.
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