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On a Break from Saving the Planet, Marvel Comics Heroes Visit Aquarium Saturday, March 9

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On the day after the nationwide release of the “Captain Marvel” movie, meet Marvel Comics characters Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Panther and Captain America in special live appearances on Saturday, March 9 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Maritime Aquarium Supports Ban on Plastic Carry Out Bags in Darien; Public Hearing on Wednesday

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In light of the Town of Darien considering a ban on plastic carry out bags, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk celebrates such municipal efforts and encourages other communities to take up the cause. — an announcement from the Maritime Aquarium (more…) Continue Reading →

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Sensory-Friendly Morning Offered at Maritime Aquarium Early on Sunday, Feb 3

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For some, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is a place with too many stimuli. So on Sunday, Feb. 3, the Aquarium is planning a special morning to give guests with sensory-processing differences a fun, comfortable and accepting environment. During “Sensory-Friendly Morning,” lights in the Aquarium will be lower, and music and other sounds will be turned down or off. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Maritime Aquarium Names New CEO with Background in Banking, Nonprofit Leadership

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Maureen Hanley, a businesswoman with extensive professional and charitable involvement in Fairfield County, is the new president and chief executive officer of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. She’s been hired to lead the aquarium through some big challenges expected to come up in the next several years, including the razing of the aquarium’s IMAX theater as part of the replacement of the Walk railroad bridge over Norwalk River. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Big Changes Coming to the Maritime Aquarium

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The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will begin construction of a 4D movie theater and replacement exhibits sometime later this year and in 2019, part of the aquarium’s advance response to the rebuilding of an adjacent railroad bridge. As part of the changes, the IMAX theater (Connecticut’s largest) will close for good sometime in 2019, seals will get a much larger tank, some exhibits will be moved permanently and others closed temporarily. (more…) Continue Reading →

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