50% Off Sleep With The Sharks!

 

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Clockwise from top left: Brown-Banded Bamboo Shark, Epaulette Shark, Pyjama Shark, Leopard Shark


Open Public Sleepovers

After everyone has gone home and the aquarium has closed its doors for the night, we invite you to join us for an exciting night of exploration. Discover the Portland Aquarium after hours and sleep beside one of our exhibits. The aquarium offers sleepovers for families, youth groups and adults. Dates below are for the public and are not exclusive to your party. At the below dates, other guests will be included in the sleepover. You may select your own preferred date – private groups may reserve the entire aquarium exclusively for their group.

All guests will receive:

  • nocturnal animals tour including night-time shark viewing
  • morning bird feeding
  • behind-the-scenes tour
  • theater style movie (bring your treats and popcorn)
  • sweet dreams followed by a continental tank-side breakfast

Adult chaperons must accompany children under 18.

Individual sleepovers are $59.95 per person, $49.95 for Annual Pass Holders. Currently public sleepovers are reduced 50% off the non-member price for all aquarium-goers ($30/person).

Scout Sleepovers

Boy and Girl Scouts can join us for their unique experience as a troop!  Simply use the link below to find your date to book, or contact us by phone.  All the features of Public Sleepovers listed above will be offered, except the party will include only those you invite!

Private Sleepovers

Private Sleep with the Sharks ensures the aquarium will be yours alone for the night.

There is a $500 minimum for private sleepover events up to 17 people. Past 17 people, there is a $19 per person fee. Private groups for over 50 people, please contact us for special pricing and planning.

Using the Private Sleep with the Sharks button at the bottom of this page, you may select your own preferred date and no other guests will be allowed to attend; private groups will have the entire aquarium exclusively for their group for the night.

Groups that do not desire to pay the $500 minimum can stay on the below nights along with other registered guests, paying the per person price rather than the group price. Fees for this are $59.95 for non-annual pass holders or $49.95 for annual pass holders and you will stay with others on one of the Public Sleepover dates listed below. Currently public sleepovers are reduced 50% off the non-member price for all aquarium-goers ($30/person).

Public Sleepover Dates for Families

2014

  • September 20th – Saturday
  • October 25 – Saturday
  • November 15 – Saturday
  • December 20 – Saturday
  • Or a night of your choice for private Sleep with the Sharks

2015

  • January 17th (Saturday)
  • March 20th (Friday)
  • May 9th (Saturday) – Wake up with Mom at the Aquarium for Mother’s Day!
  • June 20th (Saturday) – Wake up with Dad at the Aquarium for Father’s Day!
  • August 22nd (Saturday)
  • October 23rd (Friday)
  • December 19th (Saturday)
  • Or a night of your choice for private Sleep with the Sharks

 

Boy Scout Sleepover Dates (Scout groups receive member pricing of $49.95 $30/person.)

2014

  • Oct. 17th (Friday)
  • Dec. 12th (Friday)
  • OR a night of your own choice for groups of 14 or more!

2015

  • January 9th (Friday)
  • March 14th (Saturday)
  • May 16th (Saturday)
  • October 30th (Friday) – Celebrate Halloween with the Sharks!
  • December 11th (Friday)
  • OR a night of your own choice for groups of 14 or more!

 

Girl Scout Sleepover Dates (Scout groups receive member pricing of $49.95 $30/person.)

2014

  • Oct. 18th (Saturday)
  • Dec. 13th (Saturday)
  • OR a night of your own choice for groups of 14 or more!

2015

  • January 23rd (Friday)
  • March 13th (Friday)
  • May 15th (Friday)
  • October 31st (Saturday) – Celebrate Halloween with the Sharks!
  • December 12th (Saturday)
  • OR a night of your own choice for groups of 14 or more!

 

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Preparing for your experience

  • Sleepovers start at 8:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 a.m. the next morning.
  • Adult chaperons must accompany children under 18.
  • There is a 17 person (or $700.00) minimum for private sleepover events.
  • Individual Sleepovers are $59.95 per person, $49.95 for Season Pass Holders

Note:

  • After all guests arrive the doors will be locked from the outside (for emergencies the doors open up from the inside) for security.
  • Any private or public Sleep with the Sharks booking needs to acquire written permission from Portland Aquarium in advance of your event to bring in alcohol.

What to Bring

  1. Sleeping bag and pillow.  Air mattresses or cots are welcome.
  2. Toothbrush, toothpaste and other toiletries as needed.
  3. Change of clothes and night clothes if desired.

Hurry, these memorable and exhilarating events fill up fast!

 

 

Note:  Public sleepover events may be cancelled with two weeks notice if minimum enrollment is inadequate.  In event of cancellation, full refunds will be given.  Member sleepover prices are reserved for the member and his or her guests. This rate also applies to an entire group booked by a member.  Minimum age for sleepover is 5 on public nights, unless written exception is given in advance from Portland Aquarium.  There is no age limit for private sleep with the sharks events.

 

Here is what some of our fans are saying about Sleep with the Sharks!

Elizabeth…

What a fabulous way to wake up this morning!!! Amazing sleepover!!! We slept all night next to the rays and sharks! Wow, what a sight when you open your eyes!!!! Thank you Cinnamon and Jeremy!!! You were super host and hostess! What a great learning experience!!!

Xoxoxo!!! Jeremy and Cinnamon, thank you both for a VERY memorable FUN FUN FUN experience!!!

We slept all night next to the rays and sharks!  Wow, what's sight when you open your eyes!!!!

 

 

To book your event, purchase below.

Schedule Your PUBLIC Sleep with the Sharks Experience

Schedule Your PRIVATE Sleep with the Sharks Experience

Purchase a Gift Certificate

For questions please email portlandaquarium@gmail.com or call (503)303-4721