"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).

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Learning doesn't stop just because school is out.  That's when FUN learning begins!

The Maritime Aquarium offers educational programs each year during the spring-break week of most local school districts and also through the summer.

The age-appropriate hands-on activities engage students in ways that demonstrate how exploring our world can be fun and exciting. 



Summer Camp: Beginning June 19-23

The Maritime Aquarium Summer Camp offers a fun lineup of weeklong camps, focusing on different topics, for ages 5-8 & 9-12 starting June 19. One exception: teens 13-15 can participate in an in-depth three-week apprentice experience in our Animal Husbandry and Education departments. Click here for more information.