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“Shark In The Dark” Overnight Program

Join the Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium for an awesome overnight experience, Shark in the Dark! Experience the Aquarium’s amazing shark collection, as well as sea turtles, stingrays and a multitude of different fish. After your adventure, you’ll spend the night sleeping up close with one of these amazing aquatic animals. The next morning, you’ll get a chance to visit with our African penguins and hippos. It’s a shark-tastic experience you’ll never forget!

Your overnight adventure will include:

  • Aquarium Exploration
  • Touch Tanks
  • Ocean Realm Show – “Meet a Diver”
  • Behind the Scenes Tour
  • Sleeping Throughout the Aquarium
  • Gift shop (AM only)
  • Shark Bridge (AM only)
  • 4D Theatre Show (AM only)
  • Morning viewing of Hippo Haven and African Penguin exhibit (weather dependent)
  • Light evening snack and continental breakfast
  • Souvenir Patch

Time: 6:00pm - 9:00am
Ages: 6 - 12, with accompanying adult chaperones


  • Friday nights: $70 per person
  • Saturday nights: $75 per person

Important Links:
Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
Important Information (pdf)
Rules of conduct (pdf)
Parking and Drop Off (pdf)

If you wish to register for an Overnight program, please click the link below and fill out the form. A member of our Group Reservations team will contact you to confirm your registration. Please note that your registration is NOT confirmed until you hear from a member of our staff, dates are filled on a first come, first served basis, and your date may be sold out by the time we reach your registration. Please have a second and third choice available in case this should occur.

If you simply want information regarding our Overnight Program, do not click the "Register Now" button below as it is not an information request form. For information, please email Overnights@aquaticsciences.org where someone will get back to you regarding questions not answered above.

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Notify of Future Dates

Shark in the Dark Overnight Dates for 2020 will be available by November 1, 2019.

Available Dates