Inspire a child’s literacy and save some money by donating a children’s book during Ocean Litera-“Sea” Weekend Sept. 19 & 20 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
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During the Aquarium’s Ocean Litera-“Sea” Weekend, each guest bringing a new or gently used children’s book will receive discounted Aquarium admission. Adults receive $5 off admission of $19.95. Children save $3 off the regular price of $12.95.

You can bring more than one book per person, but the discount does not multiply.

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

Also Sept. 19 & 20, 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. reviewers rate The Maritime Aquarium among the Top 25 aquariums in the U.S. and the best in New England.

Learn more at or by calling (203) 852-0700.

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