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We've taken a few educational boat trips over the years but yours was by far the best all-around experience. The highlight had to be the breadth of sea life we pulled up and got a chance to investigate, interact with and, of course, learn about."

– Rockland County, NY, camp director

Events

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Sand Tiger Shark Fun Fact

Looks closely at the sand tiger sharks in the "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit. Their snout and jaws are covered in tiny holes. These are receptors for the sharks' "sixth sense" – their ability to detect bioelectric fields emitted by other animals (including potential prey).

 

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Daily Schedule

Today: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Aquarium hours: 10 am-5 pm daily  |  Café: 11 am-4 pm daily   |   Gift Shop: 10 am-5 pm daily

NOTE: Programs are sometimes canceled or substituted with little or no notice. Check our "Today's Events" page at MaritimeAquarium.org on your smart phone when you arrive.

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Jiggle a Jelly: Touch Exhibit

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Weekends & Holidays

Where: Marine Lab, 1st Floor

Length: All day

Do something you’ve been told not to do all your life: touch a jellyfish! This fun display lets you safely touch live moon jellyfish, a common local species whose stings are generally benign to people. 

 
 
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Shark Feeding

When: 10:45 a.m.

Where: Open Ocean Exhibit

Length: 10 min.

Watch from below as our aquarists feed our sand tiger sharks and lemon shark in the Open Ocean exhibit. Look for them pole-feeding at the surface. Click here for more information on our shark feedings.

 
 
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Meet Marvel Superheroes! 

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Newman's Own Hall

Length: 4 hours

Live and in person! Official Marvel superheroes Spider-man and Captain America will visit the Aquarium for photos and a meet and greet. Free with Aquarium admission. 

 
 
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Marine Debris Program

When: 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Near Sea Turtle Exhibit, 1st Floor

Length: 10 to 20 min.

Stop by to learn about the serious issue of floating debris/pollution in the ocean. Take a pledge to do your part and (optional; $5) make a re-usable shopping bag out of our old IMAX banners.

 
 
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IMAX® Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

When: 11 a.m.

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 40 min.

Watch Trailer

Learn about lemurs – our most endangered primates – and follow Dr. Patricia Wright, a professor at Stony Brook University on Long Island, whose mission is to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

 
 
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Harbor Seal Show

When: 11:45 a.m.

Where: Seal Pool

Length: 15 min.

Watch as the seals are fed and demonstrate entertaining behaviors, including waving, jumping, snorting and retrieving. And you'll love their shark imitations!

 
 
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IMAX® Born to Be Wild

When: Noon

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 40 min.

Watch Trailer

This inspiring beloved film – now in its unprecedented fourth year at The Maritime Aquarium – follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild.

 
 
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Meet the Diver

When: Noon

Where: Open Ocean

Length: 30 min.

What's it take to swim with live sharks in our Open Ocean exhibit? Meet our divers to find out!
 
 
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IMAX® Journey To The South Pacific

When:  1 p.m.

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 40 minutes

Travel to the remote islands of West Papua and join Jawi, a young island boy, on his journey of discovery below the water's surface. You'll encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and other incredible sea creatures in this amazing exploration of the tropical waters of the South Pacific.

 
 
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Harbor Seal Show

When: 1:45 p.m.

Where: Seal Pool

Length: 15 min.

Watch as the seals are fed and demonstrate entertaining behaviors, including waving, jumping, snorting and retrieving. And you'll love their shark imitations!

 
 
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Meet the Diver

When: 2 pm

Where: Open Ocean

Length: 30 min.

What's it take to swim with live sharks in our Open Ocean exhibit? Meet our divers to find out!

 
 
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IMAX® Great White Shark

When: 2 p.m.

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 40 min.

Watch Trailer

This engrossing film unravels the mystery of the creature we love to fear in telling the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain. Safe for all ages.

 
 
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IMAX® Journey to the South Pacific

When: 3 p.m.

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 40 min.

Travel to the remote islands of West Papua and join Jawi, a young island boy, on his journey of discovery below the water's surface. You'll encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays and other incredible sea creatures in this amazing exploration of the tropical waters of the South Pacific.

 
 
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Harbor Seal Show

When: 3:45 p.m.

Where: Seal Pool

Length: 15 min.

Watch as the seals are fed and demonstrate entertaining behaviors, including waving, jumping, snorting and retrieving. And you'll love their shark imitations!

 
 
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IMAX® Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

When: 4 p.m.

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 40 min.

Watch Trailer

Learn about lemurs – our most endangered primates – and follow Dr. Patricia Wright, a professor at Stony Brook University on Long Island, whose mission is to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.

 
 
 
 
 

The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate Long Island Sound
and protect it for future generations. A vibrant and entertaining learning environment,
it achieves this goal through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

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