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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 investigated, interacted with and, of course, learn about."
– Rockland County, NY, camp director

Events

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Sand Tiger Shark Fun Fact

Look 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, February 14, 2016

Aquarium hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily  |  Café: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily   |   Gift Shop: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 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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IMAX® Humpback Whales

When: 11 a.m.

Where: IMAX® Theater

Length: 40 min

Watch Trailer

Better than any whale watch you've ever been on! See humpbacks as large as life (and larger) as you join scientists studying how the whales feed, sing and care for their young.  Presented by Pacific Life.

 
 
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Meet the Dragon

When: 11 a.m. - noon

Where: at entrance to the "Dragons! Real or Myth?" exhibit

Stop by to go one-on-one with a real live dragon! Touch or hold a live bearded dragon in special encounters with a star of the special exhibit “Dragons! Real or Myth?"

 
 
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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 fifth year at The Maritime Aquarium – follows two extraordinary women who rescue and raise orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, for eventual release back into the wild.

 
 
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Divers in with the Sharks

When:  12:15 p.m.

Where:  Ocean Beyond the Sound exhibit

Length:  20 minutes

Connect with our volunteer dive team as they demonstrate that sharks aren't the bloodthirsty beasts of myth. You can even talk with them while they're in the water!

 
 
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IMAX® Flight of the Butterflies

When: 1 p.m.

Where: IMAX® Theater

Length: 44 minutes

Follow the incredible multigenerational migration of monarch butterflies and re-live the moment when one determined scientist finally discovered their winter haven in the mountains of Mexico. Scenes of millions of monarchs will amaze!

 
 
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Meet the Dragon

When: 1 - 2 p.m.

Where: At entrance to the "Dragons! Real or Myth?" exhibit

Stop by to go one-on-one with a real live dragon! Touch or hold a live bearded dragon in special encounters with a star of the special exhibit “Dragons! Real or Myth?"

 
 
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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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IMAX® Humpback Whales

When: 2 p.m.

Where: IMAX theater

Length: 40 min.

Watch Trailer

Ever wonder what it's like to see a life-size humpback whale? Now you can on our giant IMAX screen! Journey around the world and explore their mysterious underwater world in "Humpback Whales." Presented by Pacific Life.

 
 
todays events - shark dive

Divers in with the Sharks

When:  2:15 p.m.

Where:  Ocean Beyond the Sound exhibit

Length: 20 min

Connect with our volunteer dive team as they demonstrate that sharks aren't the bloodthirsty beasts of myth.  You can even talk with them while they're in the water! 

 
 
Todays Events - Flight of Butterflies

IMAX® Flight of the Butterflies

When: 3 p.m.

Where: IMAX® Theater

Length: 44 minutes

Follow the incredible multigenerational migration of monarch butterflies and re-live the moment when one determined scientist finally discovered their winter haven in the mountains of Mexico. Scenes of millions of monarchs will amaze!

 
 
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Meet the Dragon

When:  3 - 4 p.m.

Where: At entrance to the "Dragons! Real or Myth?" exhibit

Length: 10 minutes

Stop by to go one-on-one with a real live dragon! Touch or hold a live bearded dragon in special encounters with a star of the special exhibit “Dragons! Real or Myth?"

 
 
Todays-Events-HarborSeal

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!

 
 
Todays-Events-IMAX-Humpback-Whales

IMAX® Humpback Whales

When:  4 p.m.

Where: IMAX® theater

Length: 40 min.

Watch Trailer

Better than any whale watch you've ever been on! See humpbacks as large as life (and larger) as you join scientists studying how the whales feed, sing and care for their young.  Presented by Pacific Life.

 
 
 
 
 

Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect
the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits,
marine science, and environmental education.

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