Norwalk Aquarium’s New Look Draws Big Crowds
The Greenwich Daily Voice visits Norwalk’s Maritime Aquarium, which unveiled its updated look and new Long Island Sound exhibits to a crowd of more than 2,500 people. Cambridge Seven Associates completed the architectural and exhibit design for the $4-million renovation, which features new hands-on exhibits, including an interactive introductory game in the main hall that educates visitors about the Sound, as well as a new 110,000-gallon shark tank and a shark and ray touch tank.
“We wanted to create a theme that made Long Island Sound the centerpiece of everything we do. The Sound was always a big component here, but now we’ve taken that to a whole new level and created a new way of moving through the exhibits that flows better and builds from sea life in shallow to deep water and to the ocean’s floor,” said the aquarium’s publicist Dave Sigworth.