Open Wednesday to Sunday

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 model ship.

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

Already booked a sleepover adventure? > Access the Waiver Form here. <


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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