ZZZ's by the Sea

Date: Sept 06 - Oct 11, 2024
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 AM

Spend the Night Under the Sea

Have you ever explored a river or looked for animals buried in the sand along the ocean's shore? Join us for a night of fun by the sea as we investigate Mississippi's freshwater and marine habitats. Learn about the animals who live there and how you can help to protect these magnificent places! Book your sleepover adventure with us today!

Every sleepover includes:

  • Fun educational activities, crafts, and games
  • Paint with a stingray!
  • Special animal appearances
  • Roast marshmallows and create s'mores by an open fire
  • Help create edible toys for the dolphins!
  • A commemorative patch
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Free Parking in the CTA garage
  • Admission into the aquarium the following day
ZZZ's by the Sea is recommended for children ages 5-12. Participants ages 12 and older are welcome to attend the overnight, however, activities are designed around elementary and middle school aged students.

The Fine Print

Sleepovers are designed for participants 5 and older and their families. Children under the age of 5 are not permitted to stay overnight at the aquarium. Children aged 5-17 MUST be accompanied by an adult and requires a separate ticket.

Upcoming Dates

  • September 6-7
  • October 11-12

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