“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)
  • 3D Theatre Show (AM only)
  • Morning viewing of Hippo Haven and African Penguin exhibit (weather dependent)
  • Light evening snack and continental breakfast
  • Souvenir Patch
  • Exhibit availability and activities are subject to change due to exhibit maintenance, animal health, safety, etc. The Center for Aquatic Sciences reserves the right to offer alternative experiences and no refunds will be granted

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


  • Friday nights: $70 per person
  • Saturday nights: $75 per person
  • Adventure Aquarium Members receive 10% OFF! Membership Discounts are applied to the individual’s Overnight ticket with current Membership ID. For groups attending the Overnight Program, Membership discount can only be applied to individuals in the group who have current Adventure Aquarium Memberships. Discounts cannot be combined.

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

Click the REGISTER NOW button to complete a Pre-Registration form for an Overnight Program. A member of our team will contact you to confirm your reservation. Deposit is due within 2 weeks of your original registration date. Overnight dates fill up fast! Reservations are taken on a first come basis. Please list a second and third choice date on your registration form. For more information about our Overnight Program, see IMPORTANT LINKS above or Contact us at Overnights@aquaticsciences.org.

Notify of Future Dates

Available Dates for Shark in the Dark Overnights 2021