"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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Meet the Dragon

Dates:  Every Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat. July 1 through Labor Day

Times: 10:30-11:30 a.m. & 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Where: Ocean Beyond the Sound Gallery (near Meerkats)

Enjoy special encounters with a bearded dragon from our exhibit, "Dragons: Real or Myth?" Educators will answer questions and let guests touch or hold the animal.


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Interact Tables

Dates:  Every Tues., Thurs. & Sun. July 1 through Labor Day

Times: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Newman's Own Hall

Learn all about your favorite maritime animals by examining skulls, pelts, shells, jaws and more! Each day of the week will have a different focus:

Tuesdays: Mammals

Thursdays: Sharks & Fish

Sundays: Reptiles

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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 Wednesday

Where:  Cascade Café

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 meet an animal ambassador! Space is limited to the first 20 children. Parent/caregiver must be present.






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Homeschool Education Programs

When: September 2017

During the month of September, we will be offering education programs specifically geared towards homeschool families. Chose from a marine biology series or single programs. Click "read more" for more information.

 Online registration coming soon!

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