Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Join us for glow-in-the-dark fun including crafts and other activities in our "Glow Room!"
All “March Mania” activities will be free with Aquarium admission.
Would you jump into a tank of water filled with 6- and 7-foot sharks? Actually, it can be done – bloodlessly – because sharks aren't really the aggressive man-eaters of popular myth. Come see for yourself when The Maritime Aquarium's dive team spends some quality time among the sand tiger sharks, lemon shark and other creatures of the 110,000-gallon "Ocean Beyond the Sound" exhibit. Thanks to a cool communication link, you can even talk with the divers while they're in the exhibit with the sharks! They'll tell you that sharks should be respected ... but not feared.
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. Free with Aquarium admission.
Sing along Books
Mountains and Landscapes
Gardening and Planting
Celebration of Moms
Our Solar System
At the Beach
All Things Big!
Parks and Picnics
Zoos & Aquariums
Stars & Space
In the Kitchen
Scout Day at The Maritime Aquarium offers admission discounts, plus special educational programs that help to fulfill badge requirements, as well as other educational opportunities for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.
Advance registration is required. All scouts must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or troop leader.
Click here for more information and to register!
Join us for a fun “March Mania” challenge - our Jaw-some Shark Toss!
Bring a picnic blanket or some low chairs to relax on as we present "Finding Dory" on our giant video wall in Newman's Own Hall! There will be FREE popcorn and other concessions will be for sale.
Doors open at 5:30, movie will start at 6:15 (running time 1 hour, 37 minutes)
Please note: if you choose to bring a chair, you will be asked to sit behind those with blankets.
Please pre-register by calling (203)852-0700 ext. 2206 during weekday business hours or register online here.
Bunk down among the sharks, fish, jellies and other creatures as we host a fun family sleepover.
After check-in and a tasty dinner of chicken tenders, fries and penne, we'll fill your family's evening with a fun- and fact-filled behind-the-scenes tour of the Aquarium, an IMAX® movie, snacks and crafts.
"Lights out" is at 10:30 p.m. Participants sleep in sleeping bags (BYOSB) throughout the Aquarium galleries. Air mattresses are allowed for adults.
Breakfast the next morning is at 8:30 a.m., followed by a private seal show. You'll be on your way home by 9:45 a.m. on the 7th.
Space is limited to 100 participants and is expected to fill up fast. It's open to children ages 5 & older, with an accompanying parent or caregiver over age 18. Advance registration is required.
Join The Maritime Aquarium for a family breakfast you’ll always remember! After a sumptuous buffet in the Cascade Café, your family will make the rounds as Aquarium staff feeds an amazing assortment of hungry animals. Take a turn feeding the turtles, horseshoe crabs and rays. Get up close and personal with the harbor seals at a private feeding. Best of all, watch behind-the-scenes as the aquarists feed the big sharks in the Aquarium’s Ocean Beyond the Sound exhibit.
Cost: $50 per adult & $25 per child 12 & under; $45 & $20 for members upon checkout. Children must be age 5 or older.