Overnight Reef Adventure

Join us for a slumber party to remember!

Spend the evening exploring the Aquarium, participating in hands-on educational experiences and learning about the animals that call the Aquarium home. After a delicious bedtime snack, tuck into your sleeping bag for sweet dreams in the Dangerous Lagoon shark tunnel.


  • Admission to the Aquarium for the evening and the following day
  • Hands-on, take home activity in the classroom
  • A late night snack and morning continental breakfast
  • Spend a night sleeping in the Dangerous Lagoon tunnel
  • And more!

TIME: 8pm – 9am

COST: $99.00 per person plus HST. Price is in Canadian dollars.

Please note, on the night of the sleepover, the Aquarium will remain open to the general public until 11:00pm. For more detailed information regarding an itinerary, policies and FAQ please contact the Education department and request our sleepover information packet.

*Program dates, agenda, price, policies and program contents are subject to change without notice.


Family Sleepover Dates:

  • July 15, 2017
  • August 12, 2017

Family sleepovers are open to family groups of any size, to a maximum of 60 people. Participants must be at least 4 years of age upon registration. Adult (19+) supervision required (minimum supervision ratio is 1 adult to 8 children). Space is reserved on a first come, first serve basis.


Group Sleepover Dates:

  • Fall/Winter 2017 dates coming soon!

Have a Guide or Scout group interested in an overnight adventure at the Aquarium? Weekend group sleepovers are currently only available for Guide and Scout groups.

A minimum of 50 and a maximum of 75 people. Due to the popularity of the sleepover program, we do combine like-groups to reach our maximum capacity. Space is reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

School Sleepover Dates:

Is your school group interested in sleepover over at the Aquarium? Contact the Education department for availability and more information at:

How to Make a Reservation

Please complete the sleepover reservation request form below. Sleepovers are booked on a first come, first serve basis and submitting this form does not guarantee a booking. We will follow up soon to confirm dates based on availability.

For family sleepovers, full payment is due upon booking. For group sleepovers, a 50% deposit is due upon booking, with final numbers and remaining balance due 15 days prior to the sleepover date. Increases in numbers are subject to availability. For all sleepovers, space is not confirmed until we have received payment.

Family Sleepover Dates

Family sleepovers are open to family groups of any size, to a maximum of 60 people.

Sleepovers slots fill up quickly so please mark which weeks you will be available. We will do our best to accommodate your preferred week.

Guide & Scout Sleepover Dates

A minimum of 50 people is required to book a private group sleepover, up to a maximum of 75 people. Please note, due to the popularity of the sleepover program, we do combine like-groups to reach our maximum capacity.

Fall/Winter 2017 dates coming soon!


Where will we sleep?

Sleepover participants will sleep on the floor of the shark tunnel. There are no other areas in the Aquarium available for sleeping. Due to the nature of the tunnel, guests in the same party will be sleeping in pairs, in succession throughout the tunnel. Please be aware you will be sleeping in extremely close proximity to other sleepover participants.

What is included in the price?

Your sleepover package includes admission to the Aquarium the following morning, a take home activity, and an evening snack and breakfast! Sleepovers are offered as a complete package only, no program substitutions. We will try and accommodate all special requests, including dietary restrictions; however, due to the public nature of the Aquarium, we cannot guarantee an allergen-free environment.

What do I need to bring?

Sleeping bag, pillow, air mattress or foam pad (due to space constraints, single-size only), comfortable clothes/pajamas for sleeping, indoor footwear, overnight toiletries, refillable water bottle, camera. Double-sized air mattresses are allowed, however they must be utilized by more than one member in your party. Should sleepover guests choose to bring an inflatable air mattress, guests are responsible for inflating their own. There are outlets in and around the tunnel. It does also get cold in the tunnel at night, so it is recommended to bring appropriate sleeping attire. Please note, only basic bathroom facilities are available for use by sleepover participants.

Where can I park overnight?

The Aquarium does not have their own parking, but there are several overnight pay parking lots in the area around the Aquarium, including the Rogers Center and Metro Toronto Convention Center.

What if we want to add additional participants to our Sleepover reservation?

Sleepovers have a limited capacity which is filled on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the Education department about adding additional participants.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations are processed according to the schedule below, 15 days or more prior to sleepover date: 100% refund (less $60 administration fee for whole group sleepover, i.e. school, guide or scout, cancellation) 14 days or less prior to sleepover date: no refund. Every effort will be made to reschedule your sleepover, however additional charges will apply.

Have a Question? Contact the Education Department

Email: sleepovers@ripleysaquariumofcanada.com
Phone: Education Department 647-351-3474 ext. 2648

*Please note for Hotmail, Live, MSN, and Sympatico users, replies may appear in your junk mail folder.*