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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: Monday, July 28, 2014

Aquarium hours: 10 am-6 pm daily  |  Café: 11 am-5 pm daily   |   Gift Shop: 10 am-6 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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International Children's Art Show

When:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where:  IMAX lobby

Length:  Ongoing for your browsing

This 18th annual show features 141 drawing and paintings by students from Connecticut and from around the world, all expressing an important value in their culture.

 
 
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Lorikeets Exhibit

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For the health of the animals, the lorikeets take a quick nap from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Outside on the Riverfront Courtyard

Length: All Day

Step into a lush aviary to share a laugh and a squawk with beautiful tropical birds that will land on you and sip food right out of your hands in our special summer exhibit! Free with admission. Small fee for nectar cups.

 
 
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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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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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Build a Toy Boat

When: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Next to Marine Lab, 1st Floor

Length: 20 min.

Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your Maritime Aquarium visit.  $5 per child in addition to Aquarium admission.

 
 
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Open Ocean Feeding

When: 11 a.m.

Where: Open Ocean Exhibit

Length: 10 min.

Experience meal time for our fish in the Open Ocean exhibit. Don't expect a feeding frenzy! Instead, look on as our fish make their way to the surface to feed. Learn more about feedings and what to look for here.

 
 
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Water Quality Program

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

Where: In the Otter/WaterShed Gallery, 2nd Floor

Length: 10 min

Stop by for a short demonstration on what happens when fertilizer and other pollutants flow off our lawns. And learn what you can do to help keep Long Island Sound clean.

 
 
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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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Marine Life Study Cruise

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Outside IMAX entrance at the Dock

Length: 2.5 hours

Come aboard our research vessel for a memorable outing where we bring animals right up out of Long Island Sound right before your eyes. All passengers must be at least 42 inches tall. Capacity: 29.

 
 
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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® Great White Shark

When: 1 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: 2 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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IMAX® Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

When: 3 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.

 
 
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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® Journey to the South Pacific

When: 4 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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IMAX® Great White Shark

When:  5 p.m.

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 40 minutes

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.

 
 
 
 
 

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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