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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

Events

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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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Daily Schedule

Today: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Aquarium hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily  |  Café: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily   |   Gift Shop: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

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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Jiggle a Jelly: Touch Exhibit

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Marine Lab, 1st Floor

Length: All day

Do something you’ve been told not to do all your life: touch a jellyfish! This fun display lets you safely touch live moon jellyfish, a common local species whose stings are generally benign to people. 

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Meet & Greet with Captain Barnacles

When:   11 a.m. 

Where:  Newman's Own Hall

Length:  30 minutes

Octonauts to your stations!  Meet Captain Barnacles, star of the TV series "The Octonauts."  Have your camera ready, as the brave polar bear will pose with children and families for photos.

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IMAX® "Secret Ocean"

When:  11 a.m.

Where:  IMAX Theater

Length:  40 minutes

In gorgeous scenes, meet arrow crabs, basket stars, Christmas tree worms and other unusual marine animals – some only an inch long – that actually are critical to the vitality of the oceans and, thus, also to life on Earth. Directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau. Narrated by oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle.

 
 
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Build a Toy Boat

When: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: next to Marine Lab, 1st Floor

Length:  20 min.

Build and decorate a toy sailboat to take home as a special keepsake of your Maritime Aquarium visit.  $5 per child in addition to Aquarium admission.

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Harbor Seal Show

When: 11:45 a.m.

Where: Seal Exhibit

Length: 15 min.

Watch as the seals are fed and demonstrate entertaining behaviors, including waving, jumping, snorting and retrieving. And you'll love their shark imitations!

 
 
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Meet & Greet with Captain Barnacles

When:   Noon

Where:  Newman's Own Hall

Length:  30 minutes

Octonauts to your stations!  Meet Captain Barnacles, star of the TV series "The Octonauts."  Have your camera ready, as the brave polar bear will pose with children and families for photos.

OCTONAUTS™ OCTOPOD™ Meomi Design Inc. OCTONAUTS Copyright © 2016 VampireSquid Productions Ltd, a member of the Silvergate Media group of companies.  All rightsreserved

 
 
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IMAX® "National Parks Adventure"

When:  noon

Where:  IMAX Theater

Length: 42 minutes

This majestic new movie is the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Arches, Everglades, the Redwoods, Canyonlands and others are illuminated in the IMAX format as never before.  Narrated by Robert Redford.

 
 
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Divers in with the Sharks

When:  12:15 p.m.

Where:  Ocean Beyond the Sound exhibit

Length:  20 minutes

Connect with our volunteer dive team as they demonstrate that sharks aren't the bloodthirsty beasts of myth. You can even talk with them while they're in the water!

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IMAX® A Beautiful Planet

When:  1 p.m.

Where:  IMAX Theater

Length: 45 minutes

Watch Trailer

There's a weighty message in the weightlessness of this new movie, which features stunning footage of Earth – but also shows the effects humanity has had on it over time. Filmed by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station!

 
 
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Harbor Seal Show

When: 1:45 p.m.

Where: Seal Exhibit

Length: 15 min.

Watch as the seals are fed and demonstrate entertaining behaviors, including waving, jumping, snorting and retrieving. And you'll love their shark imitations!

 
 
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Meet & Greet with Captain Barnacles

When:   2 p.m.

Where:  Newman's Own Hall

Length:  30 minutes

Octonauts to your stations!  Meet Captain Barnacles, star of the TV series "The Octonauts."  Have your camera ready, as the brave polar bear will pose with children and families for photos.

OCTONAUTS™ OCTOPOD™ Meomi Design Inc. OCTONAUTS Copyright © 2016 VampireSquid Productions Ltd, a member of the Silvergate Media group of companies.  All rightsreserved

 
 
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IMAX® "Secret Ocean"

When:  2 p.m.

Where:  IMAX Theater

Length:  40 minutes

In gorgeous scenes, meet arrow crabs, basket stars, Christmas tree worms and other fascinating marine animals – some only an inch long – that actually are critical to the vitality of the oceans … and, thus, also to life on Earth. Directed by Jean-Michel Cousteau and narrated by acclaimed oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle.

 
 
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Divers in with the Sharks

When:  2:15 p.m.

Where:  Ocean Beyond the Sound exhibit

Length: 20 min

Connect with our volunteer dive team as they demonstrate that sharks aren't the bloodthirsty beasts of myth.  You can even talk with them while they're in the water! 

SaveSave  
 
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Meet & Greet with Captain Barnacles

When:   3 p.m.

Where:  Newman's Own Hall

Length:  30 minutes

Octonauts to your stations!  Meet Captain Barnacles, star of the TV series "The Octonauts."  Have your camera ready, as the brave polar bear will pose with children and families for photos.

OCTONAUTS™ OCTOPOD™ Meomi Design Inc. OCTONAUTS Copyright © 2016 VampireSquid Productions Ltd, a member of the Silvergate Media group of companies.  All rightsreserved

 
 
NatlParksAdv.4 todays events

IMAX® "National Parks Adventure"

When:  3 p.m.

Where:  IMAX Theater

Length: 42 minutes

This majestic new movie is the ultimate off-trail adventure into the nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Arches, Everglades, the Redwoods, Canyonlands and others are illuminated in the IMAX format as never before.  Narrated by Robert Redford.

 
 
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Harbor Seal Show

When: 3:45 p.m.

Where: Seal Exhibit

Length: 15 min.

Watch as the seals are fed and demonstrate entertaining behaviors, including waving, jumping, snorting and retrieving. And you'll love their shark imitations!

 
 
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IMAX® "A Beautiful Planet"

When:  4 p.m.

Where:  IMAX Theater

Length: 45 minutes

Watch Trailer

There's a weighty message in the weightlessness of this new movie, which features stunning footage of Earth – but also shows the effects humanity has had on it over time. Filmed by the astronauts aboard the International Space Station!

 
 
 
 
 

Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect
the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits,
marine science, and environmental education.

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