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Aquarium After Dark

ALL-NEW Aquarium Experience!

Have you ever wondered what animals do at night, or how the Aquarium changes when the sun goes down? Come find out at Aquarium After Dark! When you know what to look for, you can see how busy Aquarium habitats are under cover of darkness.

Join us for crafts, games, opportunities to learn about animal enrichment and behavior, snacks, animal experiences, and more!

The Aquarium After Dark program is for children aged 8 to 14 years old. This is a child-only program.

The Aquarium After Dark program includes nature-at-night-themed activities, a late-night snack, and unique animal viewing experiences. It is facilitated by trained Aquarium Educators. At this time, every night of Aquarium After Dark has the same activity plan, so participants will get the same experience no matter what day they attend. Stay tuned for future additional program themes!

Upcoming Dates

All dates are 6:30-10:30 PM


Friday, November 18

Friday, December 2
Saturday, December 3
Friday, December 16
Saturday, December 17


Friday, January 13
Saturday, January 14
Friday, January 27


Child: $75.00
10% Member Discount

Registration closes 14 days before the date of the program.

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Program Information

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in begins at the Welcome Center at 6:30 pm. Check-in ends at 6:45 pm. Please arrive on time. Our program begins promptly at 6:45 pm, and we cannot accommodate participants who arrive after this time. Check-out begins at 10:30 PM. Check-out ends at 10:45 PM. Picking up your participant after 10:45 PM will incur a $20.00 fee per participant.


Participants are invited to wear pajamas for this special late-night experience. All participants must wear closed-toe shoes at all times in order to safely participate in certain activities.

Registration Policy

• Aquarium After Dark programs are for children between eight and 14 years old. Children attend without their parents.
• Registration will close 14 days before the date of the program.
• Each participant’s guardian must complete the pre-program information at least five days before the date of the program. This information is crucial to the success and safety of participants and staff. Aquarium staff will contact guardians with a reminder of the deadline to complete this information. However, participants who arrive without their pre-program information completed will not be permitted to participate.
• The Aquarium is committed to providing a safe, enjoyable experience for all participants. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have questions or would like to discuss reasonable accommodations for participants with unique physical, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, or medical needs.
• If your desired program date for Aquarium After Dark is sold out, you may fill out this form to be added to our waiting list:

Refund Policy

The Aquarium reserves the right to cancel and refund registrations for children outside of the age limits. A full refund is available to participants who cancel up to 10 days before the date of the program. Please note that any Aquarium After Dark program may be canceled by the Aquarium for reasons including animal wellbeing, dangerous weather, or staff needs. If a program is canceled by the Aquarium, you will be contacted with as much notice as possible, and you will receive a full refund.

What to Bring

• Closed-toe, non-slip shoes
• Reusable water bottle (there are many places to refill your bottle, but limited opportunities to get a single-use cup or bottle)
• Optional: light nut-free snacks

What to Leave at Home

• Valuables (we cannot provide locked storage)
• Gum
• Electronic Games
• Weapons
Bringing any of these items may result in immediate dismissal from the Aquarium without a refund.

Will food be provided?

Participants should eat dinner before arriving at the Aquarium. A light snack will be provided. Participants may bring light nut-free snacks. Bringing a reusable water bottle is recommended.


This is a special program with unique circumstances. All program participants must follow the directions of the Aquarium staff at all times. Failure to do so is grounds for immediate dismissal from the program without a refund.

If you require special accommodation, or if you have further questions, please contact [email protected] or call us at 801-355-3474 ext. 256.

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