| May 19, 2014
| 5:20 PM
If dolphins depart the National Aquarium, officials are contemplating what to do with the 1.2 million-gallon pool where the marine mammals have been on display for more than two decades.
Among the possibilities: creating an underwater forest with...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Birds of The Outback land for a return visit to Mystic Aquarium May 17, a hands-on exhibit of more than 500 free-flying birds. The special guest star this year is the Kookaburra.
This Australian laughing bird gets its name from the manic laughter-like...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:48 PM
Leaders in Connecticut's arts community were stunned Wednesday over Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to cut more than $11 million in payments to local arts programs as of July 1.
The proposed cuts have raised concern as more than 20 different programs have a...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:51 PM
Under pressure from the state's arts community, Gov.Dannel P. Malloyreversed positions Thursday and will restore funding to numerous organizations — 80 percent of their previous year's amount plus money to be allocated through a competitive process....
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:55 AM
From the Mark Twain House and Museum to the Coventry Regional Farmers Market, state residents have chosen 10 finalists in the #CTFanFavorite tourism campaign online. Now the voting starts to pick a fan-favorite.
From July 17 to 31, the Connecticut Office...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:46 PM
On Friday the Shedd Aquarium will debut the latest addition to its whale family: an eight-week-old female Beluga Whale.
Her mother, Mauyak, gave birth on Aug. 27 to the calf, then 4 feet, 6 inches long and weighing 130 pounds. The calf has grown about...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's $150 million in immediate cuts to deal with a looming deficit has an effect on many arts, cultural, heritage and tourism organizations.
The governor cut a total of $1,038,742 from the Department of Economic and Communuity...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:56 AM
SPECIALTIES: 200 freestyle; 100 butterfly
COACHES: Eileen and Dan Thurston
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Class M and open champion in 200-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly. Set a Class M record (1:40.86) in 200 free, won the...
| May 20, 2009
| 12:39 PM
| Mar 10, 2009
The slogan for Mystic Aquarium is: "Get closer than you ever thought possible." And you certainly can, from the "Ray Touch Pool," to the Beluga and Penguin "Encounters."
Mystic Aquarium is affiliated with the Sea Research Foundation, and works to...
| Jun 4, 2010
Roger Tory Peterson delighted in the birds that congregated outside the expansive windows of his Old Lyme house, especially the white-throated sparrows whose fall arrival kept his eyelids peeled by day and his mind troubled by night, fearful of a cold...