Aquarium Sleepover

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 animal 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.

Scout Sleepovers

Boy and Girl Scouts can join us for their unique experience as a troop!

Private Sleepovers

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



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

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

Hurry, these memorable and exhilarating events fill up fast!