Calendar of Events
Activities at the Aquarium change with the season. The list below highlights special observations and events. Check Programs and Activities or Reservations for trips, tours and other adventures available every week.
Anniversary Celebration – May 18 & 19
The Aquarium celebrates the seventh anniversary of reopening after a major renovation that tripled the size.
Winging It – Birds in Flight – Opening May 24!
Winging It – Birds in Flight soars into the 2013 season with an all-new show. This special ticketed program stars native raptors and water birds, some of them swooping overhead in Big Rock Theater in response to commands. The show runs daily at 1 p.m. through fall. Tickets are $4 in addition to admission for ages 3 and up; ;no charge for “infants-in-arms” ages 2 and under. Purchase tickets at admissions.
Memorial Day – May 27
The Aquarium is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
World Oceans Day – June 8
Celebrate ocean life with fun activities, programs and crafts. Free with admission.
Fin-Filled Fridays — June 14-Aug. 9
Enjoy a fun frenzy of programs, activities, exhibits and crafts all about sharks every Friday throughout the summer. Activities are free with admission or membership.
Turtle Tuesdays — June 11 –Aug. 6
Crafts, live animal programs, exhibits and activities turn attention to all types of turtles every Tuesday throughout the summer. Activities are free with admission or membership!
Shark Week — July 28- Aug. 3
Seven days of toothy times reveal the mysterious and often misunderstood world of sharks. Shark programs, activities, crafts and displays throughout the week are free with admission and membership.
Sea Turtle Celebration- Aug. 13
Activities, exhibits and programs focus on sea turtles, including how beachgoers can help tiny turtle hatchlings make it from their sandy nests to the sea. The event includes a birthday salute to Nimbus, the Aquarium’s rare white sea turtle, who turns three in August.
Holiday and special hours
The Aquarium is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including all holidays except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.