"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, December 16, 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.

 
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Shark-Diving Santa

When:  12:15 p.m.

Where:  "Ocean Beyond the Sound" (big shark tank)

Length:  15 minutes

Santa joins our volunteer dive team to help demonstrate that sharks are nice, not naughty.  Learn the facts about sharks.  Plus, Santa will swim up to the exhibit window, so bring you camera for a very unique holiday photo!