"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.


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Sensory-Friendly Morning

Date:  Sat., April 1,  8 a.m. - noon

For some, the Aquarium is a place with too many stimuli. So we're offering special mornings to give guests with sensory-processing differences a fun, comfortable and accepting environment. We are also opening two hours early each morning and offering a special IMAX® movie presentation.


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Spring-Break Fun

Dates:  April 10-14

Times:  see below

Costs:  animal encounters, free;  face painting, $5

Visit during area schools' spring-break week to enjoy some very special visitors who will enhance your day.

A bearded dragon – one of the species featured in "Dragons: Real or Myth?" – will come out of the exhibit for Meet-the-Dragon encounters from 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 & 3-4 p.m. each day.  Touch or hold one of these docile creatures.

And face-painters from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. each day will turn girls & boys into superheroes, lions, dragons and other magical beings.

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Family Sleepover

Date:  Fri., May 5

Start Time:  6 p.m. (to 10 a.m. Sat., May 6)

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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Maritime with a Twist

Save the Date!  Thurs., June 22

Time:  6 to 8 p.m.

Join us for a fun evening for adults 21+ to socialize, enjoy Aquarium exhibits, discover great varieties of wines & beers, and sample tasty menu selections of some of SoNo's best restaurants. Watch for ticket information soon!