"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

Fun & Learning

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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).

Daily Schedule

Today: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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.

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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Shark Feeding

When:  10:45 a.m.

Where:  Ocean Beyond the Sound exhibit

Length:  10 minutes

Watch as the sharks are fed by the animal-husbandry staff from above the water. The sharks will be offered fish attached to a feeding pole. Don't blink: they bite fast!

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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 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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Harbor Seal Feedings

When: 11:45 a.m.

Where: Seal Exhibit

Length: 15 minutes

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® "Born to Be Wild"

Times: Noon

Where: IMAX Theater

Length: 40 minutes

This inspiring beloved film – now in its unprecedented sixth year at The Maritime Aquarium – follows two extraordinary women who rescue and raise orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, for eventual release back into the wild.

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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 to them while they're in the water! 

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IMAX® "Secret Ocean"

When: 1 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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Harbor Seal Feedings

When: 1:45 p.m.

Where: Seal Exhibit

Length: 15 minutes

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® "Dream Big"

When:  2 p.m.

Where:  IMAX Theater

Length:  43 minutes

This inspiring new movie celebrates engineering marvels around the world, old and new, and introduces audiences to some of the the engineers driven to never give up.

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Divers in with the Sharks

When: 2:15 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 to them while they're in the water! 

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IMAX® "Secret Ocean"

When:  3 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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Harbor Seal Feedings

When: 3:45 p.m.

Where: Seal Exhibit

Length: 15 minutes

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® "National Parks Adventure"

When:  4 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 and others are illuminated in the IMAX format as never before.  Narrated by Robert Redford. Named Best Film (Short Subject) in the Giant Screen Cinema Association's 2016 Achievement Awards!