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 and Families

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Sand Tiger Shark Fun Fact

Looks 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).



Sleepovers & Scouts
Sleepovers & Scouts
Girl Scout Programs
Brownies Badge Programs
Junior Girl Scouts Badge Programs
Senior Badge Programs

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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.

What Goes on at a Maritime Aquarium Sleepover?

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: $62 per person.

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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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