Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Celebrates 30 Years of Education Along Long Island Sound


NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) – WTNH News 8 is celebrating its 70th birthday, so we’re shining the spotlight on other Connecticut mainstays like The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. They’ve achieved 30 years of education and fun, along Long Island Sound. 

The aquarium was one of the first to ever have jelly fish, and now produces jellies for other aquariums. With endangered species on display, the aquarium partakes in horseshoe crab tagging, in Long Island Sound. They also help with conservation efforts, like baby sea turtles. 

Kids can experience the new video wall, which is the largest in New England – you can create your own cartoon fish for fun! 

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is focused on educating kids on the sea life in Long Island Sound, so when they leave for the day, they take that passion home to start their own conservation efforts. 

Oh… and you can’t forget their shark tank, which is an original exhibit, dating back 30 years. Its filled with mostly sand tiger sharks, which are the largest of the native species in Long Island Sound. But don’t worry… the last shark attack was in 1961. 

You can cap off the day by rolling up your sleeves and feeding the rays. It’s a bizarre feeling, but one you should try just to say you did. 

Learn more about the 30th anniversary of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, and visit today: 10 N Water St, Norwalk, CT 06854

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