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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

Open Public Sleepovers 

Groups that do not have the 25 person or $500 minimum can stay on the below nights along with other registered guests, paying the per person price rather than the group price.  The cost for public sleepovers is a per person fee of $59.95 for non annual pass holders or $49.95 for season pass holders.

Public Sleepover Dates for Families


  • December 20 or 21 or 22 2013 – Friday or Saturday or Sunday (Santa will be stopping by at 9pm!)
  • December 27 or 28, 2013 – Fri or Sat


  • January 18, 2014 – Saturday
  • February 15, 2014 – Saturday
  • March 28, 2014 – Friday
  • May 10, 2014 – Saturday – Mother’s Day.  Wake up with Mom at the aquarium for Mother’s Day!
  • June 14, 2014 – Saturday – Father’s Day.  Wake up with Dad at the aquarium for Father’s Day!


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

  • December 6, 2013 – Friday


  • April 26th, 2014 (Saturday)
  •  June 7th, 2014  (Saturday)
  • 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/person.)
  • Saturday, December 7, 2013


  • April 25th, 2014 (Friday)
  • June 6th, 2014 (Friday)
  • OR a night of your own choice for groups of 14 or more!

If you wish to have a PRIVATE Sleep with the Sharks event, you can book that as a private event on this page.  The aquarium will be yours alone for the night.

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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 25 person (or $700.00) minimum for private sleepover events.
  • Individual Sleepovers are $59.95 per person, $49.95 for Season Pass Holders

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.

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.

Hurry, these memorable and exhilarating events fill up fast!

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


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.

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