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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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POSTPONED: ‘International Ocean Film Tour’ — Short Films About the Big Blue Sea at Aquarium

Swiss sailor Yvan Bourgnon The Ocean Rider Sebastien Devrient
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UPDATE: This event has been postponed because of some (unspecified) problems with the video wall, the Maritime Aquarium announced on Thursday, Nov. 8. Enjoy a night of edge-of-your-seat storytelling through a series of inspiring short films all focusing on the big blue, as the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk welcomes “The International Ocean Film Tour” on Thursday, Nov. 15. (more…) Continue Reading →

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See ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ the Way It Was Meant To Be Seen (and Works Best): On a Big Screen

2001: A Space Odyssey still from a scene
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Continuing the 50th-anniversary celebration of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Warner Bros. Pictures has brought Stanley Kubrick’s science-fiction masterpiece to the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk for a four-week IMAX theater run, ending Nov 11. The film’s star, Keir Dullea, was on hand at the opening, Oct. 19, and afterward met fans and sign autographs. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Get Up Close and Personal With the Residents of the Maritime Aquarium at Feeding Time

Feeding Time Behind the Scenes Maritime Aquarium 2018
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Watch and even help with the morning feedings of some of the sharks, rays, turtles and other stars of the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk in special behind-the-scenes “Feeding Time” programs this Sunday and on the first Sunday next month, Oct. 7 and Nov. 4. (more…) Continue Reading →

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