Sleepovers and Overnight Spots
Sleepovers and Overnight Spots
What makes us who we are? What makes Skytop the perfect Poconos destination? Is it the 5,500 acres of natural wonder? Our storybook setting? The endless experiences and adventures like the hiking, the Tree Top Adventure Center, or the world-class dining? Perhaps it’s our accommodations? The old-world charm of the Lodge, the Inn, or the Cottages? Or the fact that a world of wonders is right here, so far away from it all yet so close.
Skytop is the perfect Poconos experience. Blending natural wonder with breathtaking beauty, impeccable service and world-class amenities, Skytop stands alone as the premier Pocono Mountains resort. With family, with friends, or with that one you can’t live without, we invite you to experience Skytop for yourself. Schedule your time at the top today.
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SkyTop Lodge for Families
“Up here you get the feeling your on top of the world”
Planning your next family trip or vacation? The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge is the perfect location. Set on a 5,500 acre estate, Skytop offers a plethora of skill-challenging activities. Adventurers will enjoy our 30-foot rock climbing wall and our Tree Top Adventure Zipline Course, set up in the trees of the forest or battle for supremacy on one of our Paintball fields. Experience the rush of leading your own pack of dogs on one of our dogsleds. Other activities like archery, horseshoes, tennis, and guided nature walks are a great way to get out doors and test your skills. Explore the many things to do in the Pocono Mountains at Skytop Lodge! With so much to so and over 5500 acres at your disposal, we offer endless possibilities to make your next trip a memorable one!
Skytop Lodge is a member of the National Trust Historic Hotels of America and sits on a 5,500 acre estate in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. Skytop boasts 193 guestrooms and an abundance of recreation – indoor and out! Come for the day or spend a night to truly savor the Skytop experience.
Up here you can do so much in a day. Spend the morning hiking in the Pocono Mountains. Spend the afternoon playing paintball, or swimming, boating, and golfing. Spend the evening dining with friends and family at one of our acclaimed Poconos restaurants. Spend it all with the people who matter.
Family Gathering Package
It won’t take long for your family to feel at home when you save 10% on rooms, a complimentary sheet cake and a hospitality room for one evening (based on availability). Along with our Family Fun Package, guests enjoy a complimentary 8 1/2 x 10 framed gathering portrait and a personalized T-shirt, when 10 or more rooms are guaranteed by deposit for a two-night minimum.
Call 1-800-345-7759 to book this package, or email us at email@example.com
Your party may also enjoy special dining arrangements, private cocktail parties and just about any other special request you may have — all at a nominal fee.
Family Fun Package
Plan a getaway that the whole family will never forget.
- Three meals daily in the Windsor Dining Room or Lakeview Restaurant
- (Lakeview is seasonal).
- Full use of our seasonal recreational facilities.
- One round of greens fees per person per day. Cart rental is an additional fee. Second round greens fees same day at 50% off published rate.
- Tennis, bikes, boating and lawn bowling
- Camp-in-the-Clouds (Summer only)
- Ski rentals (down hill & cross country)
- Snowshoe and ice skate rentals
- Package not available on Holidays.
And remember, your rate includes three meals daily and use of seasonal recreational facilities and activities listed in package description.
CATERED EVENTS / PARTIES
Celebrate the memories, the milestones, and the special moments in life at Skytop Lodge. Birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, or just because.
Skytop is ideal for your catered event and banquet needs. Our extraordinary menu choices along with our stunning facilities we’ll create the perfect awards dinner, fundraiser, function, or special event.
Bar and bat mitzvah’s, graduations, holiday parties, specialty and themed groups, proms and formals, or sweet sixteens — everything is sweeter at Skytop.
To discuss your special event, banquet, fundraiser or party, please contact Marlene Chamblee, Special Events Coordinator.
Call: 1-800-345-7759 Extension 132
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Visit the new Adventure Center at Skytop and challenge your skills on a 30-foot rock climbing wall, find your “inner-monkey” on our new Tree Top Adventure Course, battle for supremecy on one of our Paintball fields, or try your hand at Geocaching. And don’t forget archery, horseshoes, tennis, and guided nature walks. Explore the many things to do in the Poconos at Skytop Lodge!
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Come Live the Adventure with these thrilling adventures:
- Treetop Zipline & Challenge Course – Soar through the treetops nestled in Skytop’s 5,500 acre Pocono Mountain estate. The course is securely suspended 10 to 50 feet off the ground with a total course length of over 3,000 feet!
- Paintball – Paintball is an exhilarating, fast paced sport that is quickly becoming a favorite across the nation. The featured activity of the Adventure Center, paintball is a great way for anyone 10 and up to release some stress and unlock their inner warrior. Several different fields are featured, ranging from natural environments to themed battlegrounds. So gather your friends, family and coworkers…and shoot at them.
- Rock Climbing- Give your family a new sense of freedom and adventure. We feature a 33-foot, custom-built wall with a real rock look and feel. Our six-sided wall progresses from beginner to advanced climbing challenges, which allow for climbers of all ages and abilities to take part in the excitement. Each climber is belayed and instructed by an Adventure Center staff member. Sessions start every hour, on the hour. Classes are also available for those who want to learn the proper safety information, equipment and skills to become a more avid rock climber.
- Laser Tag – Indoor laser tag is an excellent activity for groups of all ages and a great way to enjoy some family fun–rain or shine. The field features inflatable bunkers resembling oil drums, wooden crates, walls and even an army tank. Each player uses an interactive Barracuda laser tag gun in games that vary from free-for-all battles to team play. Private games are also available.
- Whitewater Rafting – Experience a day of pure outdoor fun on the nearby Lehigh River Gorge. Your exclusive 4-hour rafting adventure includes dozens of fun-filled rapids, fabulous wilderness scenery, a scrumptious on-river Skytop boxed lunch, and the personal attention of your very own river guide. You’ll laugh. You’ll scream. And you’ll soak yourself silly on this awesome whitewater rafting trip…made even better by a special whitewater dam release! That means extra water, bigger rapids, and more fun than ever! There are lots of Class II and Class III rapids, which mean plenty of action for experienced rafters and great fun for first-timers, too! Limited space and limited dates – reserve soon!
- Mountain Biking – Learn to conquer the rock gardens, bridges, and tight turns of Skytop’s mountain biking trails. Go ride with an Adventure Center instructor or rent a mountain bike for your own personal riding experience. The class and rental fee both include an approved mountain biking helmet, which is required when using any of the mountain biking trails at Skytop.
- Wilderness Skills Class – Classes offered by the Adventure Center staff cover an array of survival skills, from fire building to the use of medicinal plants and improvised shelter construction. Every class is different and can be customized to cover the topics and the skills that interest each individual group.
- Geocaching and GPS Basics – Explore the basics of navigating with a Global Positioning Satellite unit in a 30-minute class. Then discover the delights of Geocaching as you use your new skills to find Skytop’s hidden caches. Minimum age is 13 years old without an adult participant.
- Outback UTV Tours – Experience our 5,500 acres on a guided Outback UTV Tour. This unique adventure will take you on an exploration of a variety of wildlife and foliage, including breathtaking views form West Mountain and Indian Ladder Falls. Learn interesting facts from your tour guide that make Skytop a truly unique destination. Tours available from 1-2 hours.
- Grand March
- Tree Top Adventure Course
- Lawn Bowling
- Indoor & Outdoor pool, and beach
- Paddle Tennis
- Nature & Wildlife Programs
- Guided Nature Walks
- Yoga on the Trail
- History Walks
- Row boats
- Paddle Boats
- Indoor & Outdoor Swimming
- Camp in the Clouds
- Children’s Activities
- Afternoon Tea
- Reptile & Amphibian Talk & Feedings
- Art Classes
- Hay Rides
- And more!
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Skytop Lodge offers a selection of Poconos lodging and accommodations that are as unique as the needs of our guests. And they’re all designed to reflect the colors and textures of the landscape, creating a seamless harmony with the environment.
Every exquisite detail contributes to this charming retreat, from sumptuous bed linens to ornately crafted furniture. And many rooms offer resplendent views from a porch or balcony, from the sweeping vistas of the Poconos golf course to tranquil Skytop Lake to the sun-kissed flowers, majestic mountains and immaculate grounds.
Staying with us is truly an experience. Rates include your room, three meals per person daily, and access to a number of activities.
Your choices to stay at the top include:
The Main Lodge
Treasured for nearly a century, The Main Lodge at Skytop offers spacious suites and unique, on-site pleasures. Learn more
The Inn Standing over our award-winning Pocono Mountains Golf Course, the Inn at Skytop offers elegantly appointed guest rooms and executive suites. Learn more
These are picture-perfect Poconos cottages, ideal for families and friends looking to make the most of their time together. Learn more
Stream Side Cottages
Available with stream, golf, or Lodge views, our Stream Side Cottage accommodations are decorated in the contemporary style. Learn more
Let us know how we can deliver the perfect Poconos experience at Skytop. Learn more
Skytop offers a feast for the senses. Sights, sounds, smells, textures, and tastes all come together through the scenery, the surroundings, and, of course, the cuisine.
Whether it’s lunch, brunch, dinner, or drinks and dessert, you can savor every moment and meal at Skytop. Our dining options include:
Windsor Dining Room
Located in the Main Lodge, the Windsor Dining room offers contemporary cuisine in a classic setting. Learn more
A seasonal restaurant looking over Skytop’s 18-hole championship-level golf course, Skytop’s LakeView restaurant is revered by many. Learn more
Located in the Inn at Skytop and overlooking Skytop’s first tee, the Fairview Bar is the perfect place to gather before or after your round of golf or for an intimate gathering with family and friends. Learn more
Casual lunches, afternoon or after-dinner cocktails, or late-night conversations over a Pennsylvania craft beer or cognac Skytop’s Tap Room is open from noon to midnight. Learn more
Milkshakes, ice cream or simple, popular snacks, all your favorites are available at the Skytop Tea Room. Learn more
Wherever you choose to dine with us, we ask that you help us uphold an atmosphere of elegance. More formal attire is required for the Windsor Dining Room. Our LakeView Restaurant and the Inn at Skytop are more casual, but still refined.
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EMR Paintball in Pennsylvania welcomes Youth Groups and Scout groups. Visit EMR Paintball today for the most fun and excitement you can have in the area with a game of paintball! Located at 577 Wolf’s Lair Road, New Milford, Pennsylvania, EMR Paintball is an outdoor paintball field featuring more than 122 Acres action and adrenaline! The largest playing Fields in Pennsylvania.
EMR Paintball Park is a premiere paintball and airsoft facility and home of the famous Castle Conquest. We have 20 diverse playing fields that include; Castles, Forts, Villages, and Towns complete with 2 story buildings, bunkers, tunnels, bridges, woods and various terrain!
Book a private group, stop by for paintball or airsoft open play, or register for an EMR Big Event and play with up to a 1000 people! We have a full service Rec Center and Store for all of your paintball playing needs and offer overnight stays with campsites and bunkhouses available!
We offer the best in customer service, certified safety referees, and a customizable playing experience to fit your needs! We have 20 diverse playing fields that include Castles, Forts, Villages, Towns, and Speedball complete with 2 story buildings, bunkers, tunnels, bridges, woods and various terrain! We have a full service Rec Center and Store for all of your paintball playing needs including rental equipment, foosball tables, ping pong, large TV, snacks and beverages, and tables and chairs to sit down and relax. In addition there is a Picnic Pavilion with a Gas Grill and Picnic Tables as well as Horseshoe Pits and a Volleyball Court.
EMR Paintball also offers overnight stays! For overnight stays there are 35 bunkhouses, 96 Campsites, and a Bon Fire Area..
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Paintball for Youth Groups
|Host your birthday party at EMR Paintball park! Nothing says “Happy Birthday” like splattering friends and family with blue paintballs!Birthday Player must be between the ages of 10 and 17 and need a minimum of 10 Players for the group which may be a mix of adults and young players.
We recommend that Birthday groups show up 15 minutes before start time to get checked in. Must reserve two weeks in advance with a $299.00 deposit.
PARTIES OVER 15 PLAYERS: PRIVATE GROUP PRICING, PLAY TIME, AND DETAILS APPLY! We do not book Birthday Groups for Night Play.
2 hours of game play
Start time: 11 AM or 2 PM
3000 Paintballs Tippmann Semi-Auto Markers Mask/Goggles Co2 Assorted Bags of Snacks One 12oz soda per player
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Private Group Paintball Pricing:
$6.00 for 100 balls
$27.50 for 500 balls
$50.00 for 1000 balls -1/2 case
$85.00 for 2000 balls – case
$80.00 for 2000 balls – case with Cash
Discount / No Credit Cards or Paypal
A single RENTAL FORM will be filled out for each private group and the organizer will be responsible for making sure that all rental equipment is turned back in by his group. To use the single form, one person must accept responsibility for all of the equipment and see to it that all equipment is returned in good shape. This person must provide a valid Credit Card and Photo Government Issued ID for the EMR staff to hold until all equipment is returned and checked in. Otherwise each individual in the group must fill out a separate Rental Form.
Markers can be upgraded to a TIPPMANN A-5 with Agitator Feeder, HPA Tank and unlimited C/A.
Quantities are limited and should be reserved in advance.
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Double Pack-Includes two pod holder, belt, and two 140 round pods
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Four Pack-Includes four pocket pod holder, belt, and four 140 round tubes
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Pinegrove Ranch and Family Resort is family-run and dedicated to family fun… all year ’round. Owner, David O’Halloran, grew up at the ranch and helped it grow into the 600 acre, all-season, all-inclusive family resort it is today. All of our facilities are located on the property and are maintained and supervised by the best ranching staff in the country.
Located in Kerhonkson, New York, Pinegrove is large enough so there is plenty of room to roam, yet small enough for you to enjoy our down home western hospitality. Our 126 comfortable guest rooms, each with a private bath, welcome you. Every day and every night of your stay is filled with indoor and outdoor family activities. We offer three full meals a day, including special kids’ menus, an all-day snack bar, cocktail parties and more.
Bring the family or your group together for an unforgettable adventure and memories to last a lifetime.
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Pinegrove welcomes your family. Our resort is ideal place all year round for you and your Family to discover the great happenings at Pine Grove. The Dude Ranch, open year-round, offers overnight visits and day trips. Located in the Catskill Mountains of New York State about two hours north of New York City, we are family-owned and have been running our ranch for 35 years. Yearly, we host many student and youth groups ranging from elementary to college level. Our rates are all-inclusive, whether we are hosting an overnight stay or one of our student day trips.
Some of our facilities include: Horseback Riding, Hay Rides, Miniature Golf, Indoor and Outdoor Pools, Tennis and Basketball Facilities, Planned Activities by our Social Directors, Horse Shows, Badminton, Paddleball, Shuffleboard, Ping Pong, Fishing & Boating, a Playground, Hiking Trails, Karaoke, Line-Dancing, Campfires, and Cocktail Disco Parties. During the winter months we offer Skiing (equipment and instructions provided), Snow Tubing and Ice Skating (equipment provided), Game Room/Pool/Air Hockey (additional charge). If interested please do not hesitate to contact us for brochures and information 800-346-4626.
Its Miami’s premier attraction! Its a place where dolphins fly, where fearsome moray eels lurk in coral reef caverns, where shimmering schools of exotic fish dance through underwater seascapes, and its the only p;lace where you will see the graceful beauty of a Pacific white sided dolphin combined with the awesome power of the three ton killer whale.
Its a world class marine life entertainment park with eight different marine animal shows and presentations offered each day!
Located just ten minutes from downtown Miami on beautiful Virginia Key, we offer visitors hours of fun – and it’s educational too. Across 38 landscaped acres, the marine life entertainment park provides a fun-filled mix of exhibits, shows, attractions, food and shopping opportunities that have made it a Miami institution.
Explore Miami Seaquarium
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Splashtacular Birthday Parties
Make a BIG splash with your party at Miami Seaquarium! Party with Lolita the Killer Whale, TV superstar Flipper, Salty the Sea Lion and all of your marine animal friends. This is the no-hassle way to give your birthday child a party they’ll remember for a lifetime. Relax and enjoy the party while we do all the work. Birthday parties are only available Saturday and Sundays. Birthday Party Info Packet
Birthday Package includes:
- Complimentary Miami Seaquarium invitations
- Party area with decorations
- A kid-friendly lunch
- Personalized birthday cake
- Party paper goods including plates, cups, napkins, and utensils
- Character visit (weather permitting)
- Admission to all the shows and exhibits including Salty’s Playground Area
- A souvenir birthday party T-Shirt for each child (3-9)
- A return admission pass for each child (3-9)
Birthday child receives
- A plush animal toy
- A photo with Salty the Sea Lion
- A crown or tiara to wear throughout the day
- Recognition of birthday celebration in one of our shows
- 15 Guests Celebration $525.00, including birthday child and parents
- Additional Guest $35.00
- Bounce house
- Goody bags
- Animal Encounters
- Sharky’s Sky Trail experience
Receive special discounts on Animal Encounters with your booked party. Ask your birthday specialist today. *Additional fees apply. Subject to availability. Program restrictions apply.
Book today by calling 305-365-2507
Family Campout-ZZZ’s by the Sea
Saturday, May 3, 2014 to Sunday, May 4, 2014
Marine adventures await the entire family during “ZZZ’s By The Sea” family camp out. Families will camp under the stars to watch the night sky light up while participating in an exciting oceanic journey throughout the day.
The two day event offers science presentations, marine mammal shows, light snack, dinner, and continental breakfast the next day and much more. Families will also have the opportunity to explore a variety of marine creatures by booking one of the many interaction packages with our manatees, sea turtles, dolphins, sea lions and more. All participating families will need to bring a family tent and camping equipment.
Cost: $50.00 per participant
(Animal interactions are available at an additional cost)
(A minimum of 2 people is required to reserve a camping area)
For more information call:
Phone: (305)361-5705 Ext 520
Fax Form to: (305)365-2500
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Hidden in Concord, New Hampshire is the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. An educational journey to this Discovery Center is sure to appeal to anyone and everyone. The Discovery center offers has an amazing collection of innovative, interactive exhibits to explore engaging in anything from into the exploration in astronomy, aviation, earth and space science.
Visitors can finds themselves immersed in a world of its own delving into an excellent learning environment with programs designed for all ages! With a state of the Planetarium theater to high tech observatory to workshops for younger audiences and educators, there is something for everyone at this Discovery Center in Concord, New Hampshire. Come Experience New England’s premier Space Science and Air Center.
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Discovery Center in New Hampshire
Natives and Visitors alike are in for an experience like no other! Each year thousands of all ages visit the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, from individuals to families! We offer exciting programs for all ages ranging from Super Stellar Friday workshop series to Aerospacefest – our annual aerospace festival – to a workshop called Little Explorers for 3-4 year olds to aviation ground school. There is something for everyone at the Discovery Center. Explore the exhibits, journey through space in the Planetarium theater or come and discover a universe outside in the Observatory! We welcome you and yours to the Discovery Center on your visit to New Hampshire and discover a whole world that exists beyond ours!
Educational and Exploration Programs Available at the Discovery Center
Discovery Center Exhibits
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center offers a variety of exhibits that are designed to your next families visit a memorable one. With interactive and multi-sensory exhibits your your family on their next outing will discover a world outside of Earth. A visit to the Discovery Center is sure to stimulate and add to the learning the environment in the classroom and outside. Find more information on all exhibits on display the Discovery Center in New Hampshire Here!
Planetarium Shows at the Discovery Center run approximately 40-45 Minutes.
Discovery Center Observatory
Come and experience a wonder of its at the Discovery Center in New Hampshire with a visit to the Observatory. Open Thu-Sun 1-4 PM and the 1st & 2nd Friday evenings of the month from 6:30-9 PM, the observatory is your gateway to the stars. You and your Family will experience the thrill of bringing faraway moons, planets, nebulae, clusters, galaxies etc. right into view, up close and personal. The observatory offers a first hand experience opportunity to see first hand real objects in the day and night skies.
Birthday Parties and Private Events
Looking to hosting an unforgettable event that will wow your guests or your child’s next Birthday Party? Look no further the booking your next event the Discovery Center in New Hampshire. You have the choice of booking just a single room to the whole center overnight. You and your guests can have an all exclusive access to exhibit halls, conference room, function room, Unitil Program Center, observatory, and state-of-the-art planetarium theater.
Enjoy an evening under the stars with an Overnight Adventure! The program includes guided exhibit exploration, hands-on activities, planetarium show, evening snack, and visit to the observatory featuring telescope viewing (weather permitting).
Check-in time is 6 PM; check-out time is 9:30 AM. Enjoy a light breakfast in the morning and visit the Science Store! Everyone receives a special Overnight Adventure patch!
Most Overnight Adventures are scheduled from Saturday night to Sunday morning. We also have some Friday night to Saturday morning availability, and other days may be available upon request.
Download our Overnight Adventure Mission Plan for a packing list and event schedule. Call 271-7827 x0 to make your reservation today!
The Discovery Center offers workshops ranging anywhere from the age of 3 to adults. Come in an discover our Little explorers workshop or Rocketeers. Our workshops are designed to encourage learning in and outside the classroom in the subject of Science and Space exploration.
Opened in July 1988, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to have a good time while learning about the vital natural resource just off our shore: Long Island Sound. Set in a refurbished 1860s factory at the mouth of the Norwalk River, the Aquarium building and its location reflect the region’s industrial past and human uses of Long Island Sound for recreation and commerce.
Visitors explore at their own pace, observing 34 exhibits featuring more than 1,200 marine animals of 259 species. The Long Island Sound journey begins along a freshwater river and the shallow waters of the salt marsh, then moves into deeper and deeper habitats out to the open ocean. These close encounters with animals, enhanced by friendly volunteer interpreters and informative display panels, educate visitors about the aquatic life of Long Island Sound and its watershed.
The sharks, seals, river otters, sea turtles and other animals, carefully tended in re-created natural settings, serve as ambassadors both for their species and the Sound’s natural environment. These intimate encounters are the heart of the learning experience and provide visitors – children especially – with a basis for understanding their role in the web of life.
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Asides from the normal visit at the Aquarium and checking out the IMAX theater at Norwalk, the Maritime Aquarium offers many great programs suitable for children and families. Take a look below at all the fun and interesting things that the aquarium has to offer.
Study Cruises onto Long Island Sound
Cruise out with us aboard the research vessel Oceanic for thrilling explorations of the Sound’s marine life: with a variety of animals brought up right onto the boat (April-October) or to look for some of the seals & waterfowl that winter in the Sound (December-April). Details …
Creature Encounter (11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays & Sundays)
Meet one of our beautiful Diamondback Terrapins and learn what you can do to help protect Long Island Sound. Their lovely blue skin offers a hue rarely found in the animal world.
FREE with Aquarium admission.
Animal Embassy Programs (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on selected days)
Stamford-based Animal Embassy will present some of their live “animal ambassadors” in guided hands-on introductions. Children (and adults!) will be able to touch and even hold select animals while learning about their appearances, behaviors, adaptations and habitats, as well as the conservation issues they face. FREE with Aquarium admission. • Sometime in October
p style=”text-align: center;”>Shark Dives (At 1:45 p.m. on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays )
Would you jump into a tank of water filled with 6- and 7-foot sharks? Actually, it can be done – bloodlessly – because sharks aren’t really the aggressive man-eaters of popular myth. Come see for yourself when The Maritime Aquarium’s dive team spends some quality time among the sand tiger sharks, lemon shark and other creatures of the 110,000-gallon “Ocean Beyond the Sound” exhibit. Thanks to a cool communication link, you can even talk with the divers while they’re in the exhibit with the sharks! They’ll tell you that sharks should be respected … but not feared. (You also can talk to the divers before they go in the water between 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on “dive days.”) FREE with Aquarium admission.
“Behind-the-Scenes Tours” (On the third Saturday of every month, at 8:15 a.m.)
Operating the aquarium is an complicated production that must satisfy more than 1,000 animals with varying requirements for food, water temperatures and salinities, and more. See how it’s all done when you visit our jellyfish “nursery” and the “fish kitchen,” where meals for our residents are prepared. We’ll go above the “Ocean Beyond the Sound” exhibit, where you can look down on the sharks in their 110,000-gallon tank … and even toss in some fish for them to eat! And feel the tickle as you hand-feed the cow-nosed rays!
Participants must be 10 years and older. Anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. “Behind-the-Scenes Tours” cost $32.50 for non-members ($22.50 for Aquarium members) and include Aquarium admission at 10 a.m. There is a maximum of 25 people per tour. Advance reservations strongly recommended. Walk-up sales are accepted.
For reservations, Purchase tickets online (click on the date you wish to come) or call The Maritime Aquarium at (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206. Space is limited.
The Maritime Aquarium offers two study cruise programs onto Long Island Sound. These are available to the public and also to schools/summer camps as charters.
Marine Life Study Cruise:
Offered from May 5 through October
Public schedule: 1 p.m. Saturdays May 5-June 30 and then at 1 p.m. daily in July & August. Also on Saturdays in September & October.
Study marine biodiversity from the water’s surface down to the bottom for a first-hand understanding of Long Island Sound’s interdependent marine life. Students utilize such sampling techniques as a plankton tow, biodredge, mud grab and otter trawl that may bring up fish, crabs, lobsters, sea stars and more. A video microscope and touch tank onboard enhance observations. Passengers must be over 42″ tall. Capacity: 29. Cost: $20.50 per person. ($18.50 for Aquarium members)
Maritime Aquarium Birthday Parties
Spend your child’s special day at The Maritime Aquarium with a wild cast of characters including seals, sharks, otters, turtles, jellies and more! We’ll help you throw a party for your child with the excitement only the Aquarium can provide. Birthday packages for ages 4 – 12. We can also host Birthday parties for older kids and adults including IMAX movies, tours and more. Just ask us to design a party for you. In-house catering available for more lavish affairs.
What Happens At A Maritime Aquarium Birthday Party?
After your guests arrive and select an aquatic critter name tag we will lead you through the Aquarium paying special attention to animal demonstrations, feeding times and of course the celebrant’s favorite animals! Take a break for cake and refreshments before enjoying the rest of the Aquarium’s special exhibits. The guest of honor goes home with a gift from The Maritime Aquarium that only a birthday party child can receive…showing that you “seal-a-brated” your birthday at The Maritime Aquarium.
Download the Birthday Party Brochure
To schedule your child’s birthday party please call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traveling Birthday Parties
“Crabs and Critters” Come to You!
Invite some crabs and other critters from The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk into your home for a birthday party your kids and guests are sure to remember. They will have a great time, get to touch the animals, and will learn something too. It is a face-to-face close encounter they will enjoy and remember.
Our 45-minute traveling birthday party program is for groups up to 25, ages 4 to 12; we leave a crab craft as a gift for each party guest.
(There is an additional fee for travel outside a 20-mile radius of the Aquarium.)
Download the Traveling Birthday Party Brochure
Call Reservations: (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, to book your Traveling Birthday Party!
Goodie Bags and Party Stuff
Goodie bags and party favors are available for birthday parties. Orders can be placed by calling the gift shop at (203)852-0700, ext. 2236.
Sleepovers at the Maritime Aquarium
Imagine falling asleep as jellies float next to you and seals lounge on the rocks a few feet away! That’s what you’ll experience during your group sleepover at The Maritime Aquarium.
What Goes on at a Maritime Aquarium Sleepover?
After check-in at 6:15 pm and a light dinner, we’ll fill your groups evening with a fun and fact filled guided tour of the Aquarium, “aquatic games”, snacks, and crafts. Lights are out at 11:15 pm!
Breakfast the next morning is at 7:30 a.m., followed by a private seal show and an IMAX movie. Visit the Gift Shop at 9:30 am, and you’ll be on your way home by 10 a.m. Every child leaves with a customized program patch.
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The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition.
The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.
The Education Department creates learning opportunities for learners of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors, at the Museum, at home, in school, and in the community.
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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
After-hours lectures and programs for the Museum’s Hayden Planetarium Theater
CAMP, INSTITUTE, WORKSHOP
Multi-day and weeklong science immersions for children in grades pre-K – 8 that introduce them to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations and interactive tours of Museum exhibits.
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
A family-friendly series of day-long programs about contemporary cultures from around the world.
The Discovery Room offers families, and especially children ages 5-12, an interactive gateway to the wonders of the Museum and a hands-on, behind-the scenes look at its science.
CHILD AND CAREGIVER PROGRAM, CHILD AND PARENT PROGRAM
This program encourages preschoolers, ages 2 to 5 years old, to use their instinctive nature to investigate and explore the world around them in an environment designed for them.
KIDS AND FAMILY PROGRAM
Step into the state-of-the-art Sackler Educational Laboratory, located in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, every Saturday and Sunday, for hands-on activities led by scientists.
WALKS AND TOURS
Observe the vibrant migration of birds in Central Park and other nature walks hosted by the Museum.
CHILD AND PARENT PROGRAM
Classes for young children and their parents or caregivers about the wonders of science and nature.
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
This weekend afternoon series give visitors a chance to interact with scientists, discover amazing creatures, and celebrate science under the iconic blue whale.
AT THE MUSEUM, PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Monthly programs for families with children ages 4 to 11 that runs from October to June that include audience participation and hands-on activities.