Sleeping with the Fishes Schedule

6:00 pm Arrival
6:15 pm Reptiles from the Cape Fear
7:15 pm Pizza Snack
7:45 pm Sharks Inside and Out
8:45 pm Gyotaku
9:15 pm Snacks
9:45 pm Prepare for bed
10:00 pm Movie (lights out)
11:30 pm Bedtime
7:00 am Wake up
7:30 am Breakfast
8:00 am Begin touring the building

Program Descriptions

Reptiles from the Cape Fear

Learn about the habits and habitats of various reptiles of the Cape Fear Region with this live animal presentation. Alligators, turtles, or snakes will be highlighted.

Sharks Inside and Out

Participants will learn the characteristics of sharks in this interactive presentation on shark anatomy and behavior. Discover how sharks swim, why they have no bones, and how they replace their teeth.


Learn Gyotaku, the ancient art form of Japanese fish printing. Discover the history behind this craft, and make a Gyotaku T-shirt to take home.