Veterans, Active-Duty Members of Military Get Free Admission to Maritime Aquarium in November

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To honor the men and women who have served – and are serving – our country, the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is offering free admission to veterans and current active-duty military throughout the month of November.

“Woman with Dogtags” by Amanda Cherry

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“Woman with Dogtags” by Amanda Cherry, one of the pieces in “Through the Lens: A Veterans Photography Show” open Nov. 1-30 in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

Additionally, all Aquarium guests can enjoy a display of gorgeous photographs by — and sometimes of — veterans, in a gallery show curated by the Veteran Artist Program (VAP).

— an announcement from the Maritime Aquarium

“The Maritime Aquarium offers a $10 admission discount to veterans year-round,” said Aquarium spokesman Dave Sigworth. “But, throughout the month in which we mark Veterans Day, we are happy to expand our offer to entirely free admission for veterans.”

Sigworth noted that admission is always free to those currently serving in any branch of the military, not just in November.

Maritime Aquarium admission is $24.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors (65+), and $17.95 for children (3-12). Admission includes a 40-minute standard IMAX® movie.

ID/proof of service is required at the door to receive the veterans’ and active-duty discounts. (The offer is not available with advance online purchases.)

Additionally in November, the VAP exhibit, “Through the Lens: A Veterans Photography Show,” will feature 60 large color and black-and-white photographs taken by – and of – veterans.

“John McCain in Rotunda” by Johnny Bivera

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“John McCain in Rotunda” by Johnny Bivera, one of the pieces in “Through the Lens: A Veterans Photography Show” open Nov. 1-30 in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

A non-profit organization, the Veteran Artist Program takes artists who are also veterans and propels their works and careers into the mainstream creative arts community through networking, mentorships, collaborations with professional artists, and original productions.

VAP is based in New York City but supports a community of thousands of veteran artists throughout the US and around the world.

“Egret” by Susan Farese

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“Egret” by Susan Farese, one of the pieces in “Through the Lens: A Veterans Photography Show.”

Look for “Through the Lens: A Veterans Photography Show” near the Aquarium’s “Jiggle A Jelly” exhibit. It will be free with Aquarium admission.

Also during the holiday weekend of Nov. 10-11, Aquarium guests will be encouraged to write a thank-you note to veterans on a giant card, which will be forwarded to a local veterans’ organization.

“Angel Oak” by Steven Liveoak

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“Angel Oak” by Steven Liveoak, one of the pieces in “Through the Lens: A Veterans Photography Show.” The photographs are by – and sometimes of – veterans.

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