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Celebrate Shark Week Year-Round in Connecticut

The Discovery Channel’s annual “Shark Week“ festivities may not officially start until later this summer (July), but Connecticut museums and attractions are getting a headstart with all kinds of exhibits and shows about sharks. So if you can’t get enough of these ocean superstars, check out these Connecticut spots offering a closer look.

Great Whites Overnight Package, Saybrook Point Resort & Marina in Old Saybrook

July 23

Celebrate Shark Week by immersing yourself in a world of exceptional white wines at SIP Wine Bar, including both renowned favorites and hidden gems waiting to be discovered.

The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk

At Norwalk’s Maritime Aquarium, you can be there when they feed the sharks in the tank, and even get closer at the touch pool. Then, watch in wonder as the Maritime Aquarium's dive team goes into 110,000-gallon "Ocean Beyond the Sound" tank and swims with sand tiger sharks, lemon shark and other creatures of the sea.

Mystic Aquarium, Mystic

With a dramatic recreation of some of the world's best undersea habitats, you can view sharks up close and personal at Mystic Aquarium. But it’s the touch and see "Shark Encounters exhibit" that will really pull you in. Plan a day to see the coral reef exhibits, plus the sea lions, penguins and beluga whales too!

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven

If you’ve had your fill of live sharks, head over to the Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven and discover a few of their dinosaur-sized ancestors. You can dig up and examine fossilized shark teeth and more.

Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill, Bridgeport

Visit Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill in Bridgeport, a unique underwater-themed family restaurant and bar with bowling. Here, families can eat and bowl under life-sized fish and sharks suspended from the ceiling, and also visit its 750-gallon saltwater aquarium with tropical fish.

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