As we honor the men and women who have served – and are serving – our country on Wed., Nov. 11, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers a reminder of its year-round admission discounts for veterans and active-duty military.
Every day – not just on Veterans Day – active-duty members of the armed forces receive free admission and veterans receive a $10 admission discount. (Admission is regularly $19.95 for adults, and $17.95 for seniors 65+.) ID/proof of service is required to receive these discounts.
For kids whose schools are closed Wednesday, a visit to The Maritime Aquarium is a fun way to get close to sharks, seals, sea turtles, jellies, river otters and other fascinating creatures – and maybe learn something new too.
Children and veterans may especially appreciate that The Maritime Aquarium is home to a real Navy seal: in the 1980s, Rasal the harbor seal was trained by the U.S. Navy to retrieve objects from the sea floor.
IMAX® movies playing Wednesday (and every day through Nov. 24) on The Maritime Aquarium’s six-story screen are: “Humpback Whales” at 11 a.m and 3 p.m.; “Born to Be Wild” at noon; “Great White Shark” at 1 & 4 p.m.; and “Flight of the Butterflies” at 2 p.m.
Users of TripAdvisor.com rate The Maritime Aquarium as one of the Top 25 aquariums in the U.S. and No. 1 in New England.