Go Fish! @ The Maritime Aquarium + learn about sustainable fishing – Norwalk, CT

3 Jul

OmNomCT’s Gone Fishin’!

On an oppressively hot Sunday, we decided to head out into Norwalk to visit the Maritime Aquarium.  What cooler way to spend one of the dog days of summer than oohing and aahing over meerkats, a ridiculously rare white alligator, turtles, seals, otters, and fish?

Since the last time we’ve been to the aquarium, they have updated and added exhibits.  One such exhibit blew us away:  Go Fish.  This room off to the side of where you can pet sharks and rays is the Maritime Aquarium’s ode to sustainability and healthy eating.  On the way to the room, you’ll see some humongous fish catches from the Long Island Sound.  When you enter, you’ll see there’s plenty of information for adults and fun interactive elements for the kids, too.  Big kids can check out a movie on fishing, check out fun graphics, and read all about sustainable fishing.  The little kids have the chance to “fish” off of a boat (don’t worry, there are life vests), pick up plates to see which fish pair was a healthy and sustainable choice, or do some fishing on the Wii.

Kristien figures out which fish is healthier and better on the environment by lifting up the plate

This is a permanent exhibit, so you’ll have plenty of chances to check it out, but why delay?  After leaving, you’ll feel inspired to pick fish that aren’t full of pollutants and mercury, that are plentiful, and that won’t destroy the environment.  To read more about some of the harmful effects of fishing, check out our post on Wholesome Wave and Whole Foods changing the country by only selling sustainable fish.  Go fish!

Rules to live your life by

Maritime Aquarium
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
Hours:  10 a.m.-5 p.m. every day of the year, except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
               From July 1 – Labor Day we’re open until 6 p.m.
Adults Child
(Ages 65+)
Aquarium Only
Classic IMAX Movie Only
Save $2
Hollywood IMAX Movie Only
(Feature length film)
$11.50 $9.50 $10.50 Save $1
Adventure Pass
Aquarium + Classic IMAX Movie
$20.95 $15.50 $19.70 N/A
Aquarium & Hollywood IMAX Movie Only
(Feature length film)
$25.45 $20.00 $23.45 N/A
Prices and times are subject to change without notice.

2 Responses to “Go Fish! @ The Maritime Aquarium + learn about sustainable fishing – Norwalk, CT”


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