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Celebrate New Year's Eve At The Maritime Aquarium At Norwalk

The harbor seals will be in the middle of the fun during “Maritime ExtraTime: New Year’s Eve,” offering bonus entertainers, experiences, treats and more on Dec 31.
The harbor seals will be in the middle of the fun during “Maritime ExtraTime: New Year’s Eve,” offering bonus entertainers, experiences, treats and more on Dec 31. Photo Credit: Maritime Aquarium
Comedian Peter Straus is one of the special performers who will entertain guests of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk during “Maritime ExtraTime: New Year’s Eve” on Dec. 31.
Comedian Peter Straus is one of the special performers who will entertain guests of The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk during “Maritime ExtraTime: New Year’s Eve” on Dec. 31. Photo Credit: Peter Straus

NORWALK, Conn. -- A local comedian and "bubble-ologist" are among highlights when the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk stays open later New Year's Eve for family fun.

Count down the year's final hours at the aquarium, open Saturday, Dec. 31 to 7 p.m.

A juggler and other "bonus guests" are among the lineup.

“New Year’s Eve can be a tough call for young families, with the parents wanting to do something special with their kids but not wanting to have them out until midnight,” said Aquarium spokesman Dave Sigworth.

These  bonus New Year’s Eve offerings are from 3 to 7 p.m. and include:

Strolling street magic by The Great Dubini: Using cards, coins, and borrowed objects, New York-based magician Gregory Dubin will perform sleight-of-hand magic and mentalism.

The "bubble-ologist” Kim Winslow developed his skills with bubbles as a member of the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit, which entertains patients in hospitals in New York. Simple soap and water become delicate kinetic sculptures that spin, glide, bounce and move in ways that will delight.

Strolling family comedy and juggling by Peter Straus. Straus has toured America as a clown with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and worked extensively with the Big Apple Circus. He's appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and has been a featured comedian and fire juggler at New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

In addition,  a giant arcade-style photo booth will be available for free photos strips and there will be face-painting (by Picasso Parties-$5) and a DJ.

Norwalk bakery Forever Sweet will supply free cookies and cake pops and non-alcoholic drinks will  be complimentary at the "mocktail bar."

All Aquarium exhibits and IMAX movies will be shown.

Click here for ticket prices and IMAX movie showtimes and prices.

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