"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).

Upcoming Events

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 Public Programs, Cruises, and IMAX movies.

 

LIS Day

Long Island Sound Day Celebration

Date:  Sat., May 27

Times:  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Costs: Free with Admission

Our mission is to inspire people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment. Join us as we celebrate Long Island Sound Day to learn how you can help protect this extraordinary ecosystem and the animals that live there.

Animal Encounter Schedule:

11:00 a.m. - diamondback terrapin

12:00 p.m. - chain catshark

2:00 p.m. - American lobster

3:00 p.m. - clearnose skate

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World Oceans Day Celebration

Date:  Sat., June 10

Times:  11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Costs: Free with Admission

A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Join us to learn how to help protect and conserve the world's oceans and meet some of the amazing animals that call it home!

Animal Encounter Schedule:

11:00 a.m. - diamondback terrapin

12:00 p.m. - chain catshark

2:00 p.m. - American lobster

3:00 p.m. - clearnose skate

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Maritime with a Twist

Save the Date: Thurs., June 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tickets:  $50 ($45 for Aquarium members)

Join us for a fun adults-only evening to enjoy the food and drink of SoNo's best restaurants. This upbeat celebration for adults 21+ also allows guests to enjoy the Aquarium's newest attractions including the incredible expanded jellyfish area! Live music will be provided by Kritikal Mass.

 Premier Sponsor:   DRB AllNewLogos 02

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 ( There's no cost for food & drink after your ticketed admission.)

 

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Family Sleepover

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)

Bunk down among the sharks, fish, jellies and other creatures as we host a fun Family Sleepover. It's 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.

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