NORWALK – The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk has a deal for kids, but you have to comply with the rules
And it turns out is might be easy: "If (and, most likely, when) dawn breaks on Dec. 22 and we’re all still here," the aquarium "stands ready to celebrate surviving the 'Mayan apocalypse' with a day of free admission for all kids," according to a release.
“Children are our future, and the Aquarium inspires the future generations of scientists and marine biologists who will help to truly save our planet,” said Chris Loynd, the Aquarium’s marketing director, in the release.
“So when the world will doesn’t end Dec. 21, join us for some fun. Come celebrate all our futures with free Aquarium admission for all children on Dec. 22nd.”
Further, the release said, "according to news websites, Dec. 21 'corresponds to the end of the 13th b'ak'tun, or 144,000-day cycle, on the Maya Long Count calendar, marking a full cycle of creation, according to the ancient Maya.'”
"This has triggered fear and excitement, particularly online, with some bracing for Earth’s destruction via planetary collision or other major disaster, while others see it as a new dawning of peace and unity," the release said
The “Mayan Apocalypse Survivors” discount will be good only on Dec. 22, for free general admission to all children ages 12 and younger, the release said.
Among the benefits of survival?
Look forward to "close encounters with the seals, sharks, sea turtles, river otters and jellyfish, but also the touch-a-shark experience at the Shark & Ray Touch Pool and the special exhibits 'Meerkats' and 'Africa: From the Desert to the Sea,'" the release said.
“Parents also may see the offer as a fun and inexpensive way to survive a looming holiday apocalypse,” Loynd said, also in the release.
For more details about Maritime Aquarium exhibits, IMAX movies and programs: www.maritimeaquarium.org or call (203) 852-0700.