Coati Connection

Come join our Coati Ambassadors as they explore our Critter Corner encounter room

  • Watch our two energetic Coati brothers interact with their favorite toys, scents, and forage for their favorite food
  •  Get an up close and personal experience while learning about this
    dynamic brother duo
  • All participants must be 10 and over and must be able to follow
    instructions and remain seated for approximately 20 mins.
  • Children age 12 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult.
  • Handheld cameras permitted but no flash photography.
  • Must reserve at least 24 hour in advance.

When working with animals, they call the shots. Each encounter is unique and may contain different elements.

Available July-September

Day/Times: Tuesdays @ 12:30pm

Price: $40. (Aquarium Members: $36)*

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*Must be 12 years or older and reserved 24 hours in advance. All participants must complete waiver prior to adventure. Aquarium admission is not included and is required for the adventure!

Penguin Selfie

You know you love them, now have a souvenir photo taken with one of our African Penguins! Penguin Selfies is a great opportunity for those who are too young for our Penguin Encounter program, or if you just want a quick visit and photo with one of our favorite feathered friends. Makes a great holiday or milestone photo!

· Maximum of two guests per photo
· Children under 5 MUST be accompanied by an adult
· This is a “Hands Off” experience, you will not be permitted to touch the penguin
· No personal photos permitted

Available daily at 3pm

$20 Emailed photo (one or two people per photo)
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Limited availability.  All prices plus tax.

Please note that due to the nature of this activity, and the behavior/ personalities of individual penguins, selfies are not guaranteed. Should we fail to satisfactorily afford you this unique opportunity, you will receive a full refund. Those age 7 & older can be photographed by themselves; under 7 must be accompanied by adult. Up to 2 people per turn.

Due to COVID-19, all unvaccinated guests MUST wear a mask during their photo session. Vaccinated guests do not have to wear a mask, but will be asked to show proof of vaccine.

Sleep with the Fishes

(Limited Availability)

If you’d like to see us from a completely different perspective, consider spending the night with us.

Our Sleep with the Fishes Adventure lets groups of 20 or more hold a sleepover at the Aquarium. Each sleepover includes:

  • Sleep up close to one of our animal exhibits
  • Dinner (pizza and fries)
  • Unlimited soda, coffee, water, and juice
  • Craft to bring home
  • Movie snack
  • Breakfast (muffins, bagels, and juice)

Seashore Sleepover: (7pm – 7am)

  • Craft
  • Tour of Aquarium
  • Private fish feeding
  • Ride the simulator ride

Or Pick Your Theme

($5 additional charge per person)

Seal Sleepover: (7pm – 7am)

  • Craft
  • Tour of Aquarium
  • Private feeding of stingrays
  • 1 hour mock stranding
  • Movie Short
  • Seal “Adoption” (Includes bio, brochure and picture of seal)

 Reptile Sleepover: (7pm – 7am)

  • Hands-on Animal encounter: Reptiles
  • Private stingray feeding
  • Craft
  • Turtle “Adoption” (includes bio, brochure and picture of  turtle)
  • Movie Short

Snug as a Bug Sleepover: (6pm – 7 am)

(Sleepover starts 1 hour early to enter our butterfly exhibit from 6pm-7pm.)

  • Butterfly or spider craft
  • Hands-on Animal encounter: Critter Cart (bugs)
  • Tour of Aquarium
  • Private fish feeding
  • “A Bugs Life” movie

Pricing: (plus tax):

20-29 Participants: $69 per person
30-49 Participants: $60 per person
50+ Participants: $55 per person

Themed sleepovers are an additional $5.00 per person.

Plus Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat (7:30 am – 9 am):

Additional $20 per person

Minimum of 20 people for Atlantis Explorer trip next morning.

All prices plus applicable tax.

For additional details, pricing, or reservations, call 631.208.9200, ext. 127.