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Norwalk's Maritime Aquarium Offers Scouts Discounts Saturday

Any Girl Scout or Boy Scout wearing her or his uniform to the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk on Saturday will receive discounted admission.
Any Girl Scout or Boy Scout wearing her or his uniform to the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk on Saturday will receive discounted admission. Photo Credit: Melissa Heule

NORWALK, Conn. -- Scouts are tasked with being thrifty, and on Saturday, the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is giving them the chance to be just that.

Saturday is Scout Day at the aquarium. Any Girl Scout or Boy Scout wearing her or his uniform to the aquarium that day will receive discounted prices of $11 for aquarium admission or $15.75 for the aquarium plus an IMAX movie. (Regular prices are: $12.95 and $17.95 for ages 3-12; and $17.95 and $22.95 for ages 13-17.)

The in-uniform discount applies to Scouts of all levels. Even adult Scout leaders in uniform pay only $11 for aquarium admission or $15.75 for the combination ticket. (Regular adult prices are $19.95 and $24.95.)

The discount is not available for advance online purchases. Scout Day at the Maritime Aquarium offers Scouts and their families and leaders the chance to get close to sharks, seals, sea turtles and all of the aquarium’s marine animals, most of which are native to Long Island Sound.

In addition, Scouts can stop by bonus “Leave No Trace” activity stations, staffed by local Boy Scouts, to learn how to minimize their impact on the environment.

As a special Scout Day bonus, Scouts can see the new IMAX movie “National Parks Adventure,” playing on the aquarium’s six-story screen more than two months before it opens to the public. Narrated by Robert Redford, the film offers the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s great outdoors and untamed wilderness.

The film's release coincides with the aquarium's National Parks’ 100th anniversary. On Saturday, “National Parks Adventure” will play on the hour from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Tickets for these screenings are open to non-Scout families as well.) An aquarium sleepover for Scouts Friday night is sold out.

Scouts who purchased tickets by Feb. 1 received the admission discount online and will receive a Maritime Aquarium Scout Day event patch. Scout Day at The Maritime Aquarium is hosted by the Powahay District of the Boy Scouts of America’s Connecticut Yankee Council.

For more information, call 203-852-0700 or visit www.maritimeaquarium.org.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is at 10 N. Water St.

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