Family Sleepover, this Saturday Night at The Maritime Aquarium

Sleep with the fishes – and the sharks, sea turtles, jellies and other creatures – on Sat., Oct. 19 during a fun “Family Sleepover” at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.

This night of special access is open to children age 5 and older with an accompanying parent or caregiver over age 18.

“Sleepovers are a special chance for parents and children to share a deeper, more immersive Aquarium experience than is available during a typical family visit,” said Aquarium spokesman Dave Sigworth. “Any budding marine biologist will love the special access and special attention available from our staff.”

After check-in at 6 p.m. and a tasty dinner, Aquarium educators fill the evening with a fun, fact-filled behind-the-scenes tour, games, crafts, snacks and more.

“Lights out” is at 10:30 p.m. Participants sleep in sleeping bags (BYOSB) throughout the Aquarium galleries. Air mattresses are allowed for adults.

After breakfast the next morning, participants enjoy a private seal-training demonstration and an IMAX movie before heading home at 10 a.m.

Space is limited so advance registration is required. Tickets are $85 for adults and $80 for children 5-12. Maritime Aquarium members get a discount.

Sign up by calling (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206, or at