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.
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Date: Sun., September 10
Time: 8 a.m. - noon
For some, the Aquarium is a place with too many stimuli. So we're offering special mornings to give guests with sensory-processing differences a fun, comfortable and accepting environment. We are also opening two hours early each morning and offering two special IMAX® movie presentations.
During "Sensory-Friendly Mornings," the Aquarium will open at 8 a.m., allowing exclusive Aquarium access prior to the 10 a.m. public opening.
From 8 a.m. to noon, lights in the Aquarium will be lower, and music and other sounds will be turned down or off. There will be a sensory-friendly seal feeding at 8:30 a.m. A designated calming room will be available. Educators will offer special activities and tactile opportunities. And you can enjoy IMAX movies shown with lower volume and the theater lights less dim.
For families that need to leave within the first 30 minutes, passes will be available to come back and try again another day.
Special IMAX movies selected and adjusted for "Sensory-Friendly Morning" on September 10:
• 9 a.m. – "Dolphins" (View trailer here.)
• 10 a.m. – "Born to be Wild" (View trailer here.)
Pricing on this day is the same as always. Details here.