"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

Fun & Learning

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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).

Daily Schedule

Today: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Aquarium hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily | Café: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. daily | Gift Shop: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

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.

 
Todays Evetns IMAX Secret Ocean

IMAX® "Secret Ocean"

When: 11 a.m.

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 40 minutes

In gorgeous scenes, meet arrow crabs, basket stars, Christmas tree worms and other fascinating marine animals – some only an inch long – that actually are critical to the vitality of the oceans … and, thus, also to life on Earth. Directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau and narrated by acclaimed oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle.

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Seal-Training Demonstration

When: 11:45 a.m.

Where: Seal Exhibit

Length: 15 minutes

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

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IMAX® "Dream Big"

When:  12 p.m.

Where:  IMAX Theater

Length:  43 minutes

This inspiring new movie celebrates engineering marvels around the world, old and new, and introduces audiences to some of the the engineers driven to never give up.

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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 to them while they're in the water! 

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Marine Life Encounter Cruise

When:  1 p.m.

Where:  departs from dock outside IMAX Theater

Length: 2.5 hours

Study marine biodiversity from the water’s surface down to the bottom for a first-hand understanding of Long Island Sound's interdependent marine life. We utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, trawl net and biodredge that generally bring up a variety of fish, crabs, mollusks and more right out of Long Island Sound right before your eyes!  Details & tickets here.

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IMAX® "Beavers"

When:  1 p.m.

Where:  IMAX Theater

Length:  40 minutes

This charming film follows a pair of beavers as they build a dam and raise a family in the gorgeous Rocky Mountains.

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Seal-Training Demonstration

When: 1:45 p.m.

Where: Seal Exhibit

Length: 15 minutes

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

Todays Evetns IMAX Secret Ocean

IMAX® "Secret Ocean"

When: 2 p.m.

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 40 minutes

In gorgeous scenes, meet arrow crabs, basket stars, Christmas tree worms and other fascinating marine animals – some only an inch long – that actually are critical to the vitality of the oceans … and, thus, also to life on Earth. Directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau and narrated by acclaimed oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle.

todays events shark dive

Divers in with the Sharks

When: 2:15 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 to them while they're in the water! 

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IMAX® "Amazon Adventure"

When:  3 p.m.  

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 44 minutes

This gorgeous new biopic tells the true story of Henry Bates, who risked his life in the perilous Amazon in the 1850s and discovered the “beautiful proof” that supported Darwin’s groundbreaking theories of evolution and natural selection. The film re-creates Bates' 11 challenging years in the Amazon rain forest as he searches for clues about how and why species – butterflies in particular – change and adapt over time to avoid predators.

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Seal-Training Demonstration

When: 3:45 p.m.

Where: Seal Exhibit

Length: 15 minutes

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

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IMAX® "Dream Big"

When:  4 p.m.

Where:  IMAX Theater

Length:  43 minutes

This inspiring new movie celebrates engineering marvels around the world, old and new, and introduces audiences to some of the the engineers driven to never give up.

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Sunset Cruise

When:  6 p.m.

Where:  departs from dock outside IMAX Theater

Length: 90 minutes

Enjoy a fun relaxing boat tour out to the Norwalk islands timed to include the setting sun and – providing cooperation beyond our control – a dazzling western sky reflecting on the water. Aquarium educators will point out sights and wildlife. Details, restrictions & tickets here.

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