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Member After-Hours Event
Thursday, August 21 2014  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Members' Events


On the evening of Thursday, August 21, 2014 members will have the Aquarium all to themselves! Enjoy the exhibits, fun activities, and special discounts, without the summer crowds.

From 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, bring a friend (or two or three or more!) and they'll pay only $10 each for their admission ticket plus they'll get the 4-D Theater for FREE! (If you have a membership with a free guest(s) option, your guest(s) can attend the event at no additional charge.)

Members can enter the facility anytime between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm and visit until 8:00 pm (the Aquarium closes to the public at 6:00 pm) Outdoor exhibits will be open until 7:45 pm weather permitting. Please note some exhibits may not be open during the evening hours.

If you have any questions call Membership at 860.572.5955 ext. 233 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Come Hungry!

Stop by the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog cart between 5:00-7:30pm and enjoy our dinner special:
One hot dog, one 20 oz. bottled soda/water, and one ice cream sandwich for only $7.00! 

Evening Schedule for August 21

6:30 pm: Enjoy a special after-hours viewing of a Sea Lion Show in the Foxwoods Marine Theater

5:00-7:30 pm: Dinner special at the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog cart (Note: the Penguins Cafe will close for the day at 5:00 pm.)

5:30-7:30 pm: Rio: the 4-D Experience in the 4-D Theater

6:00-7:30 pm: Birds of the Outback exhibit open ($3 per person; free with Member Birds of the Outback Pass, Bay Circle, Sea Circle and Ocean Society members)

6:00-7:00 pm: Fun activities for kids in the Kitchings Classroom

7:00 pm: A reading of An Extraordinary Egg in the Kitchings Classroom

6:00-8:00 pm: Touch the Rays in the Ray Touch Pool

6:00-8:00 pm: Members save an extra 5% (for a total of 15% off) on most items in the Aquarium Store

Door prizes, a scavenger hunt, sign up for the Members' Conservation Club, learn about the animals in our Seal Rescue Clinic, and more!

All activities and exhibits subject to change due to availability and/or weather.