Sleep with the Sharks!

 

Grey Smoothhound 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 Austin 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.

All guests will receive:

  • nocturnal animal tour including night-time shark feeding and octopus viewing
  • morning bird feeding
  • movie night (bring your treats; we’ll provide the popcorn)
  • sweet dreams followed by a continental tank-side breakfast
  • Includes experience of closing and opening routines with a staff member.

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 25% off the non-member price for all aquarium-goers ($44.96/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 22 person (or $1,000) minimum for private sleepover events. Past 22 people, there is a $19 per person fee. Private groups for over 50 people, please contact us for special pricing and planning.  Deposit toward this event is $300, remainder to be paid the night of the event.

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 $1,000 minimum can stay on the nights listed below along with other registered guests, paying the per person price rather than the group price which is $59.95 for non-annual pass holders or $49.95 for annual pass holders and stay with others on one of the Public Sleepover dates listed below.  Currently public sleepovers are reduced 25% off the non-member price for all aquarium-goers ($44.96/person).

 

Public Sleepover Dates

  • September 26th, 2014 (Friday)
  • October 17th, 2014 (Friday)
  • November 21st, 2014 (Friday)
  • December 19th, 2014 (Friday)
  • Or a night of your choice for a 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 a private Sleep with the Sharks

 

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

  • October 18th (Saturday)
  • November 28th (Friday) – Thanksgiving weekend
  • OR a night of your own 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 for groups of 14 or more.

 

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

  • October 11th (Saturday)
  • OR a night of your own 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 for groups of 14 or more.

 

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Preparing for your experience:

  • Sleepovers start at 8:00 p.m. and end at 9:15 a.m. the next morning.

Note:

  • After 11pm 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 Austin 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 their guests.  Minimum age for sleepover is five for PUBLIC sleepovers unless written exception is given in advance from Austin Aquarium. There is no age limit for private sleepovers.

 

 

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!!!

 

Sue and Tim O’Shea Fort Worth, TX

We had a wonderful overnight at the aquarium!

Our children treated us and the whole family was there!

The attendants were so nice and informative!

Great for all ages.

Loved the stingrays! A very relaxed and informal space and especially enjoyed being able to touch so many things – coral , stingrays, turtles, etc.

We’ll be back . Good for toddlers thru grandparents!

 

 

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

To reserve your memory click below!

 

Purchase Your Public Sleep with the Sharks Experience

Purchase Your Girl Scout Sleep with the Sharks Experience

Purchase Your Boy Scout Sleep with the Sharks Experience

Purchase Your Private Sleep with the Sharks Experience

Purchase a Gift Certificate – Send someone else to Sleep with the Sharks!

For questions please email info@austinaquarium.com or call 512-222-5586.