Book drive next weekend at Maritime Aquarium
by Dave Sigworth, Maritime Aquarium
Inspire a child’s literacy and save some money too during the “Ocean Litera-‘Sea’ Weekend” book drive Sept. 17 & 18 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
During “Ocean Litera-Sea’ Weekend,” donate a new or gently used children’s book and receive $5 off the regular child’s admission of $15.95.
You can bring more than one book per person, but the discount does not multiply per person.
The book drive is part of The Maritime Aquarium’s Closer to Our Community initiative, which engages the popular family attraction (and its visitors) in ways that benefit the local community.
Donated books will go to Norwalk Reads, an organization that encourages reading though the distribution of free books and that supports literacy programs for all Norwalk children, especially those at risk. Learn more at www.norwalkreads.com.
Also Sept. 17 & 18, look for special story times, where invited guests will read a children’s book to young visitors.
The Maritime Aquarium is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to educate visitors about – and to create stewards for – Long Island Sound. It accomplishes this by allowing visitors to get close to more than 250 species native to the Sound and its watershed, including sharks, seals, sea turtles, river otters, jellyfish and other animals. One of the top places for family fun in Connecticut, the Aquarium also features hands-on educational programs and displays, public study cruises out onto the Sound, and Connecticut's largest IMAX® movie theater, with a screen that's six stories high. TripAdvisor.com reviewers rate The Maritime Aquarium among the Top 25 aquariums in the U.S. and No. 1 in New England.