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Aquatarium STEAM Sleepovers

Choose your sleepover adventure below:

Option #1: Spooky Shipwrecks Learn about the HMS Ontario, a British warship that met its demise during a stormy night in 1780, and the Sir Robert Peel, a Canadian steamboat that was seized and burned by a real-life pirate!

Watch a short film* about shipwrecks and create a pirate-themed art piece.

Option #2: A Fishy Situation Tour the Aquatarium and visit the many different fish species that are commonly found in the St. Lawrence River! Learn some exciting fishy facts as you go!

Watch a short film* about fish and create a piece of artwork.

Option #3: Blast from the Past Take a trip back in time and learn all about the creatures found in the Champlain Sea 10,000 years ago. Touch Sea Stars, Hermit Crabs and Sea Anemones!

Learn about different rocks found in the 1000 Islands region and create your own fossil.

Watch a video* related to geology.

Option #4: Cosmic Adventure Experience a journey into space as our Pilot House becomes a planetarium, projecting stars and planets onto the ceiling.

Enjoy a guided tour around the Aquatarium and create a celestial craft.

*Videos and crafts will be tailored to specific age groups

All smiles after a great STEAM adventure!


Cost: $39.95 / person (tax not included)

Arrival: 6:30 p.m.

Departure: 8:00 a.m.

Ages: 5+

  • Aquatarium staff will not be responsible for supervising sleepover participants
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children 8 and under: one adult must be present for every 5 children
  • Children over the age of 8: one adult must be present for every 10 children
Movie time in the Lighthouse Theatre!

Any additional chaperones wishing to attend the sleepover will receive a special admission price of $12.99


Each sleepover participant will receive a discounted Aquatarium admission pass of $9.99 for a future visit

Shadow books and flashlights are provided for a lights-out adventure!

Group Bookings:

  • Sleepovers must be booked two weeks in advance
  • Minimum number of sleepover participants = 5
  • Maximum number of sleepover participants = 25
Blast from the Past – fish fossil art!

Itinerary (times are an approximation)

6:30 p.m. Arrival and orientation

7:00 p.m. Educational tour

7:30 p.m. Art activity

8:00 p.m. Movie (snack provided)

9:00 p.m. Get ready for your night in the Aquatarium

9:30 – 10:00 pm Lights Out

7:00 a.m. Lights On (continental breakfast provided)

Blast from the Past – craft time!

8:00 a.m. Departure

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For more information, or to book a sleepover, please contact the Education Team at:

[email protected]

613-342-6789 x 7004

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Emergency Contact Information – Alternate Pickup/Release

We have several ways to volunteer at the Aquatarium, each with their own additional benefits and opportunities. We invite you to visit our VOLUNTEER page on the website to learn how you can join our team and become a part of our Aquatarium family for years to come!

Our otters are rescued North American river otters and are not domesticated. As such, they have a different temperament than those you may see on line where people are interacting with otters one on one. Those otters are usually Asian Small Claw otters and are not native to the St. Lawrence river. As there is no safe way to allow people, including our team members, to directly interact with river otters, we are unable to offer close encounters with them.

No. With the exception of our salt water touch tank, all our fish and animals in the Aquatarium are native to the St. Lawrence River area. We have otters, pike, sturgeon, carp, trout and bass just to name a few.

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The experience takes approximately 90 minutes. However, this time will vary from person to person.

We take reservations for weddings, meetings and events. Book your special day with us now, and host your special day at one of the most exciting attractions in the 1000 Islands! Contact our Events Team to discuss all the details at: [email protected]

Yes! As long as you provide your admission receipt at the front desk before leaving ON THE DAY YOU PURCHASED the admissions, all the funds can be applied towards a yearly Friends membership! Remember, if you visit us a total of three times in a year, it will have paid for itself!

Yes, we have a limited number of wheelchairs available for visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

We feature many types of fish that are indigenous to the St. Lawrence River and the surrounding 1000 Islands area. River otters, various reptiles, amphibians and many more friendly critters call the Aquatarium their permanent home. Ongoing guest speakers and scientists bring in different and unique species for special Aquatarium visits. We list them on our calendar of events so be sure not to miss them!

We are located at the foot of Broad Street in Brockville, Ontario, Canada, right on the waterfront. We are in the first floors of the Tall Ships Landing building and even offer indoor parking off Flint Street.  Our address is:
6 Broad St.,
Brockville, Ontario
K6V 4T7

Yes! We have a Family Day-Pass. See the admission section for details.

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The Aquatarium is a registered not-for-profit charity who’s mission it is to inspire curiosity through enriching and entertaining experiences. The Aquatarium offers a full range of interactions & activities for kids, teens and adults, as guests are encouraged to experience life in the 1000 Islands region. Guests participate in hands-on interactive exhibits as well as seeing many species of fish and animals, such as otters, native to the St. Lawrence River. We have several replica ships that are found in the St. Lawrence river, as well as amazing experiences such as green screen adventures and a salt water touch tank! We seek to rekindle a passion for learning and engage visitors in the distinctive history, culture and environment of the 1000 Islands.

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