"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).

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Sleep with the fishes!

Imagine falling asleep as jellies float next to you and sharks prowl just on the other side of the glass! That’s what you’ll experience during your group sleepover at The Maritime Aquarium.

We host both family sleepovers and scout sleepovers, see below for more information!

To learn how you can help with fun activities, such as sleepovers, email volunteers@maritimeaquarium.org.

pdfSleepovers FAQ

 

Family Sleepovers

Our Family Sleepovers are 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.

Next Date: Sat. July 15!

Start Time:  6 p.m. (to 9:45 a.m. Sun., July 16)

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

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Sleepovers for Scout Groups

sleepover4 copyAfter check-in at 6:15 p.m. and a light dinner, we'll fill your group's evening with a fun- and fact-filled guided tour of the Aquarium, “aquatic games,” snacks and crafts. Lights are out at 11:15 p.m.!

Breakfast the next morning is at 7:30 a.m., followed by a private seal show and an IMAX movie. Visit the Gift Shop at 9:45 a.m., and you'll be on your way home by 10 a.m. Every child leaves with a customized program patch.

Cost: $67 per person.

For a list of available dates, email LSlinsky@maritimeaquarium.org

 

 

sleepover3 copySleepovers

Sleep with the fishes!

Imagine falling asleep as jellies float next to you and sharks prowl just on the other side of the glass! That’s what you’ll experience during your group sleepover at The Maritime Aquarium.

We host both family sleepovers and scout sleepovers, see below for more information!

To learn how you can help with fun activities, such as sleepovers, email volunteers@maritimeaquarium.org.

pdfSleepovers FAQ

 

Family Sleepovers

Our Family Sleepovers are 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.

Next Date: Sat. July 15!

Start Time:  6 p.m. (to 9:45 a.m. Sun., July 16)

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

buy tickets button

 

Sleepovers for Scout Groups

sleepover4 copyAfter check-in at 6:15 p.m. and a light dinner, we'll fill your group's evening with a fun- and fact-filled guided tour of the Aquarium, “aquatic games,” snacks and crafts. Lights are out at 11:15 p.m.!

Breakfast the next morning is at 7:30 a.m., followed by a private seal show and an IMAX movie. Visit the Gift Shop at 9:45 a.m., and you'll be on your way home by 10 a.m. Every child leaves with a customized program patch.

Cost: $67 per person.

For a list of available dates, email LSlinsky@maritimeaquarium.org

 

 

Scout Day

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Scout Day at The Maritime Aquarium

This annual special occasion geared for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts is held each March. (Most recently, March 11, 2017.)

Scout Day at The Maritime Aquarium offers admission discounts, plus special educational programs that help to fulfill badge requirements, as well as other education opportunities for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. (Advance registration required.)

Watch this space in January 2018 for information about Scout Day 2018.



Girl Scout Programs

All badge-achievement programs completely fulfill the requirements for that badge. (The Maritime Aquarium, however, does not issue badges.)

Other than Sleepovers, programs described below do not include Maritime Aquarium admission. However, discount coupons will be given for use toward admission on the day of your program.

Troops must supply 1 adult for every 7 Scouts, and there must be at least 7 Scouts in a program. $5 charge for each extra adult or sibling over 2 years old.

For reservations or more details, call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.

Brownies Badge Programs

Pets

Go behind-the-scenes of The Maritime Aquarium to see how we care for our friends with fins. Discover the various needs of our animals and your pets at home by learning how to set up a basic salt-water aquarium. Create a food budget and calculate the monthly costs to feed the Aquarium's sharks. And play Pet Bingo and Animal Charades to understand how our pets communicate with us. 2 hrs., 45 mi. $18 per Scout. / Try-it: 1 hr., 45 mi. $15 per Scout.

Senses

You'll have to come to your senses – all five – to earn this badge. Go on a scavenger hunt of the Aquarium's exhibits in search of small Long Island Sound organisms and then use microscopes to help identify them. Use your nose and ears to play an otter scent and seal vocalization game. Take a taste test to create a map of your tongue's taste buds. And you'll find an investigation of the body forms of live intertidal animals very ... touching. 2 hrs., 45 mi. $18 per Scout. / Try-it: 1 hr., 45 mi. $15 per Scout.

Junior Girl Scouts Badge Programs

Animal Habitats

Tour the Aquarium and observe animal behaviors, movements and body coverings to learn how the creatures are adapted to the varying aquatic habitats. Create an animal home, either by visiting the Meerkats exhibit and sketching out their burrows OR by assembling a basic salt-water aquarium. Play a sea turtle nesting game to discover why sea turtles are endangered and what we can do to help protect them, and more. 2 hrs., 45 mi. $18 per Scout. / Try-it: 1 hr., 45 mi. $15 per Scout.

Senior Badge Programs

Voice for Animals

No, this badge isn't about learning how to bark like a sea lion or howl like a wolf. It's about becoming a voice for – an advocate for – the animals in your life. Conduct an experiment with goldfish and watch a seal show to investigate how animals are used for science and entertainment. Go "behind-the-scenes" to observe how we care for and protect our animals. And visit the Aquarium's "Go Fish" exhibit to explore issues surrounding regulations for fishermen and the efforts to create sustainable seafood. 2 hrs., 45 mi. $18 per Scout. / Try-it: 1 hr., 45 mi. $15 per Scout.

 

Call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, or e-mail reservations@maritimeaquarium.org

 

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