Hot Date for Valentine’s? Register for Feeding Time for Couples at the Maritime Aquarium

This Valentine’s weekend, swap a floral bouquet of anemones for a visit with sea anemones – and seals, sharks and other sea creatures – by giving your marine-animal-loving sweetheart a special behind-the-scenes experience in The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

On Saturday, Feb. 11, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is putting a special twist on its popular “Feeding Time” program by opening the session only to couples (18+) and each couple goes home with a box of specialty chocolates from Forever Sweet Bakery in Norwalk.

“Feeding Time” gives participants special access to some of their favorite Maritime Aquarium animals by letting them join educators and the animal-husbandry staff during morning feedings.

Feel the vacuuming power on your palm of a ray at the Shark & Ray Touch Pool. Hand-feed a horseshoe crab and diamondback terrapin. And go above the Aquarium’s 110,000-gallon Ocean Beyond the Sound exhibit to watch as Aquarium staff feeds the 7-foot sharks prowling just below your feet.

Toss in some bonus food for the sharks, as well as for the exhibit’s rays and other fish.

Plus, attend a private seal feeding open only to “Feeding Time” couples.

“Feeding Time” starts at 8:00 a.m. with a light breakfast for participants in the Aquarium café.

Cost of the “Valentine’s Feeding Time” on Sat., Feb. 11 is $135 per couple ($120 for Aquarium members). Aquarium admission at 10:00 a.m. is included.

Advance registration is required. Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, or register online at under “Public Programs.”

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