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
Want to build a lighthouse and maybe win some money? The Maritime Aquarium is accepting applications for our 13th annual “Festival of Lighthouses Contest” this fall. The contest/exhibit can take as many as 24 large model lighthouses, which will be displayed from mid-November through mid-January. Aquarium visitors can enjoy the lighthouses and then vote for their favorite.
The lighthouse with the most votes will win the $1,500 first-place prize. There are other cash prizes for second- through sixth-places.
Interested in building a lighthouse? Click on the pdf below to see all of the contest rules. Be sure to add your email address to our list and we'll send you our entry brochure each spring. Lighthouse_Brochure-2014-15.pdf
This new exhibit invites you to do something you've tried to NOT do all your life: touch jellyfish!
Gently touch the tops of live moon jellies as they pulse in our new exhibit, which is open on weekends & holidays. (Daily in July & August.)
How is this possible without being stung? The stinging cells of moon jellyfish hang on tentacles below their bodies. Also, their sting is known to be relatively benign for most people.