"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).

Upcoming Events

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.

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.

Click here to view our Public Programs, Cruises, and IMAX movies.

 

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TGIF Cruises

When:  every Friday 

Time:  6:30 - 8 p.m.

Tickets:  $29.95 ($19.95 for Aquarium Members)

Start your weekend off with a fun relaxing boat ride out to the Norwalk Islands, and get back in time to enjoy a late dinner or an evening out with friends just steps away in the restaurants and nightspots of SoNo. Aquarium educators will be onboard to point out sights and wildlife, but there's no structured program.

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Sunset Cruises

When:  every Saturday

Time:  7 - 8:30 p.m.

Tickets:  $29.95 ($19.95 for Aquarium Members)

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.

Food and drinks are not available for purchase on the boat. You may bring food and beverages in a small bag or soft-sided cooler. Glass bottles are prohibited.

Reminder that all passengers must be over 42 inches tall.

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Marine Life Encounter Cruises

Next Dates:  July 22-24, 26 and 29-31

Time:  1 - 3:30 p.m.

Tickets:  $29.95 ($24.95 for Aquarium Members)

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 before your eyes!

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Western Long Island Sound Lighthouse Cruise

Date:  Sat., Aug. 5

Time:  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tickets:  $75 ($65 for Aquarium Members)

Venture out with us for rare close-up looks at eight historic lighthouses on Long Island Sound. During the 7-hour cruise, Aquarium educators will share histories and anecdotes about the lighthouses, and also point out the Sound's waterfowl. Bring your camera!

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Members-Only Movie Night

Date:  Thurs., Aug. 17

Time:  6:30 - 9 p.m.  (movie starts at 7:10 p.m.)

Admission:  open only to Members for free!

Bring a picnic blanket or some low chairs to relax on as we present "Moana" on our giant video wall in Newman's Own Hall. The whole Aquarium will be open. And we'll have free popcorn!

Please pre-register by calling (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, during weekday business hours.

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Central Long Island Sound Lighthouse Cruise

Date: Sat., Aug. 19

Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tickets:  $70 ($60 for Aquarium Members)

Cruise out with us for rare close-up looks at five historic lighthouses in central Long Island Sound. During the five-hour cruise, Aquarium educators will share histories and anecdotes about the lighthouses, and also point out the Sound's waterfowl. Bring your camera!

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Members-Only 'Maritime Monster Mash'

Date:  Fri., Oct. 27

Time:  6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Admission:  open only to Members for free!

Join us for a Members-only Halloween event featuring a DJ, photo booth, candy stations and a slime craft table!

Please pre-register by calling (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, during weekday business hours.