"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).

Public Programs

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 Upcoming Events, Cruises, and IMAX movies.


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Family Sleepover

Date:  Sat., Aug. 19

Start Time:  6 p.m. (to 9:45 a.m. Sun., Aug. 20)

Tickets:  $90 adults and $80 children ($75 & $65 for Aquarium Members)

Bunk down among the sharks, fish, jellies and other creatures as we host a fun Family Sleepover. It's open to children ages 5 & older, with an accompanying parent or caregiver over age 18. Advance registration required. Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, or click the Buy Tickets button.

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After check-in at 6 p.m. and a tasty dinner of chicken tenders, fries and penne, we'll fill your family's evening with a fun- and fact-filled behind-the-scenes tour of the Aquarium, an IMAX®movie, snacks and crafts.

“Lights out” is at 10:30 p.m. Participants sleep in sleeping bags (BYOSB) throughout the Aquarium galleries. Air mattresses are allowed for adults.

Breakfast the next morning is at 8:30 a.m., followed by a private seal show. You'll be on your way home by 9:45 a.m. on the 16th.

Space is limited to 100 participants and expected to fill up fast.