10 N. Water St.
Norwalk, CT 06854
Description: The spring moons soon will be drawing male and female horseshoe crabs up onto the beaches for an annual mating ritual. The Maritime Aquarium is seeking volunteers to help attach census tags to horseshoe crabs as the crabs come up out of the water to spawn at Calf Pasture Beach. It's all part of a census of horseshoe crabs in Long Island Sound, being led by Dr. Jennifer Mattei of Sacred Heart University. Volunteers should attend this training session to learn how to safely tag horseshoe crabs. Volunteers should be in 10th grade or older. Younger children can assist if working with a parent, teacher or guardian. Tagging sessions at Calf Pasture will be held on selected mornings and evenings later in the month of May and also in June. To sign up or for more details about the training sessions, call The Maritime Aquarium at ext. 2352, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venue Description: The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is the only aquarium focused on the Long Island Sound and hopes to inspire people of all ages to appreciate and protect it for future generations. The aquarium has 34 exhibits with 1,200 animals of 259 species. It also features an intertidal touch tank where you can stroke the backs of sharks and stingrays, plus an IMAX theatre and seasonal marine cruises on the Sound. The aquarium also houses two endangered sea turtles in a 10,000-gallon tank and offers information on turtle migration and conservation. Visitors to the aquarium are greeted with a variety of sea creatures and an educational look at their importance to the ecosystem.
The aquarium is located at 10 N. Water St. in Norwalk, CT. It is open daily from 10am-5pm (10am-6pm July 1 through Labor Day). Seal feedings at the aquarium occur at 11:45am, 1:45pm, and 3:45pm daily at the unique indoor/outdoor exhibit. There is both a café and gift shop where food and souvenirs may be purchased. Admission is $13.95; $12.95 seniors; $10.50 children ages 2-12. An adventure pass, which includes admission and a classic IMAX movie, is $20.95; $19.70 seniors; $15.50 children ages 2-12. The facility is handicap accessible and a limited number of wheelchairs are available at no cost. For more info: 203-852-0700 or maritimeaquarium.org.
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