"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 & Families

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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).

Public Programs

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 Upcoming Events, Cruises, and IMAX movies.


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Shark Dives

Days: Most Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays

Time: 12:15 and 2:15 p.m.

Price: Free with Aquarium admission

Interact with the Maritime Aquarium's dive team among the sand tiger sharks, lemon shark and other creatures of the 110,000-gallon "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit.

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Fish Tales: Story Time 

When: 10:15 - 11 a.m. each Friday

Where: Cascade Cafe

Price: Free with Aquarium admission

Fish Tales is an interactive story time for toddlers and parents/caregivers. Each week, we'll sing songs and rhymes, dance and read books with Aquarium Educators, and maybe even meet an animal ambassador! Space is limited to the first 20 children. Parent/caregiver must be present.

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Valentine's Feeding Time for Couples

Date: Sat., Feb. 10

Time: 8-10 a.m.

Price: $135/couple ($125 for members)

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A modified feeding time for couples-only, this event includes a box of chocolates for each couple and Aquarium admission at 10 a.m.