10 N. Water St.
Norwalk, CT 06854
Description: Enjoy a display of imaginative handcrafted lighthouses ? and then vote for your favorite. Your votes determine the winners of this exhibit, which will present 24 large model lighthouses throughout the aquarium galleries. The lighthouses will be the creations of regional artists, crafts people and just folks with an idea. Some entries come in as scale models of real lighthouses. Others will be wildly creative. The lighthouse that gets the most visitor votes will win $1,500. Other prizes to be announced in a special evening reception on Jan. 23 are: $750 for second place, $375 for third; $300 for fourth; $225 for fifth; and $150 for sixth. Lighthouses must be 3 to 6 feet tall and have a working light ? Beyond that, it's up to the creators' imaginations. (Prohibited are animal remains, including shells.) November 16-January 20, 2014.
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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