"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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Fish Tales: Story Time 

When: 10:15 - 11 a.m. each Friday

Where: Cascade Cafe

Price: Free with Aquarium admission

Fish Tales is an interactive story time for toddlers and parents/caregivers. Each week, we'll sing songs and rhymes, dance and read books with Aquarium Educators, and maybe even meet an animal ambassador! Space is limited to the first 20 children. Parent/caregiver must be present.

Upcoming Themes:

January 5: Aquariums

January 12: Sing-along Books

January 19: Snow Animals

January 26: Shapes

February 2: Counting

February 9: Weather

February 16: Baby Animals

February 23: Fish

March 2: Seussical Selebration

March 9: Wild

March 16: Boats

March 23: Nature

March 30: Spring Time

April 6: Planting

April 13: Sing-along Books

April 20: Planting

April 27: Penguins

May 4: Music

May 11: Celebration of Moms

May 18: Dinosaurs

May 25: Turtles

June 1: Birds

June 8: The Ocean

June 15: Dads

June 22: Summer

June 29: Colors