"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

Kids & Families

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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).

Kids & Families

Online ticket MEMBERS notification: To receive your Member Discount for online purchases, you must FIRST register with the e-mail we have on file in your membership record. Member Discount will then be reflected in your final checkout. Once you initially register for online purchasing, simply sign in for subsequent visits.

Our vast educational offerings aren’t available to kids JUST when they’re in their school setting. There are lots of ways for kids and families to dive into The Maritime Aquarium too.

We offer a continuing series of public programs that let visitors of all ages explore the Aquarium and the fascinating marine world!

Looking for something fun to do for the kids during the summer or during the winter and spring school vacation weeks?

Sharks, seals and sea turtles can be on the guest list when you celebrate a child’s birthday at The Maritime Aquarium.

And for Sleepovers and Scouts:  you’ll really sleep with the fishes during an adventurous and memorable Aquarium Sleepover!  We can help with many badge programs too.