New Member Reception + Business After Hours at The Maritime Aquarium

From January 23, 2018 5:30 pm until January 23, 2018 7:30 pm


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Business After Hours

+ New Member Reception

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DATE: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 North Water Street




Please come and welcome the new members of the Chamber,

and visit one of Norwalk's greatest gems--and get a last

look at the Maritime Aquarium before their major renovations

in conjunction with the Walk Bridge project.

Attendees will also hear about all the new and exciting things

to come from Aquarium President & CEO Brian Davis.

The Maritime Aquarium opened on July 16, 1988, as “The Maritime Center.” The name was changed in 1996 to better reflect the increasing number of marine life exhibits. Their building was once an old abandoned brick warehouse in disrepair. Now, The Maritime Aquarium has been the anchor for the revitalization of South Norwalk and an economic engine for the entire region, welcoming visitors each year from all 50 states and abroad.

And The Maritime Aquarium has been a significant contributor to Norwalk:

  • The spending by their employees and 450,000 visitors injects more than $25 million annually into Norwalk's economy, and has spurred development in SoNo -- more than $200 million in private condos, retail and business space invested so far.
  • They offer free Aquarium admission for all Norwalk schoolchildren visiting on field trips.
  • A private grant supports science programs for more than 1,600 Norwalk 4th- and 6th-graders.
  • Grant-funded admission to Carver Center students and staff; free Aquarium and IMAX movies to Carver summer camp students and counselors.
  • They are an active partner in Norwalk ACTS for Children and its Choice Neighborhoods initiative.
  • Their Volunteer program offers many Norwalk teenagers their first “job” experience. Some 2,000 Norwalk youth have participated so far.

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