Sleep with the Fishes

Registration Dates:

Winter (December – February)
Nov. 1
Spring (March – May)
Feb. 1
Fall (September – November)
Aug. 1

Spend a night with the fish at the Aquarium. Enjoy pizza, animal programs and crafts, and then roll out your sleeping bag in front of the 306,000-gallon Living Shipwreck exhibit as sharks, eels and sea turtles swim close by.

The morning agenda includes breakfast and a chance to tour the Aquarium before it is open to the public. Food, instruction, movies and craft supplies are provided.

Number of participants:
Minimum - 15
Maximum – 30

Cost: $35 per participant; all food and snacks included

Sleep with the Fishes Agenda

6 p.m.              Arrival
6:15 p.m.         Reptiles Program
7:15 p.m.         Pizza Snack
7:45 p.m.         Invertebrate Program
8:45 p.m.         Craft- “Gyotaku” (fish printing)
9:15 p.m.         Snacks
9:45 p.m.         Prepare for bed
10:00 p.m.       Shark presentation/ movie (lights out)
11:30 p.m.       Bedtime
7 a.m.              Wake up
7:30 a.m.         Breakfast
8 a.m.              Self-guided Tour

Please plan ahead, as Sleeping with the Fishes programs are quite popular and availability is limited.  For advance program registration, contact the Aquarium Registrar or call 252-247-4003, ext 257.

Click here for detailed registration guidelines for Sleep with the Fishes programs.

Please note: Registration begins on the dates listed. Phone calls will be returned beginning at 8 a.m. on the registration date. Messages left prior to 8 a.m. will be processed in the order in which they are received.