ZZZs in the Seas Itinerary and Info

ZZZs in the Seas Itinerary and Information

GENERAL SCHEDULE: 

7:00 - WELCOME 

  • Check-in through the main entrance
  • Select a spot in your reserved area and place your bedding
  • Those in open areas can select any exhibit other than the Ozark Stream
  • Please do not unpack or unroll your bedding
  • You may explore the Aquarium at this time
  • The Gift Shop may be open 

7:30 - ORIENTATION IN THE GREAT HALL 

8:00 - ACTIVITIES

  • Coral Reef Dive Show at 8:00 pm  
  • Touch Tanks 
  • Education Tables
  • Scavenger Hunts                                                                                                                                              

9:30 - FLASHLIGHT TOUR    

10:00 - MOVIE 

MIDNIGHT - LIGHTS OUT                   

7:00 AM - WAKE UP AND BREAKFAST

8:00 AM - CHECK-OUT 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 

FOR YOUR SAFETY:

  • All sleepover attendees must fill out and submit a registration form.
  • No unchaperoned minors may attend and a minimum of one adult is required for every five minors.
  • There is a minimum age of 5 to attend the sleepover.
  • The Aquarium will close at 6:00 pm and reopen at 7:00 pm for ZZZs in the Seas.  If you arrive before 7:00, you will need to wait outside.
  • Each sleepover has a cap of 250 people.
  • Those sleeping in the shark tunnel must stay to one side per fire marshall regulations.
  • Those sleeping in the entrance to Sea Turtle Island must keep designated areas clear.
  • No one is allowed to sleep in front of exit doors or entries into areas that have exit doors.
  • Souvenir flashlights will be provided for the self-guided flashlight tour.
  • You may only touch the animals in the touch tanks during the times on the schedule.
  • Do not try to touch the animals in the feed tanks.
  • Do not tap or bang on exhibits, it frightens the animals and can cause damage.
  • No running in the Aquarium. There may be wet spots.
  • All doors will be locked at 10:00 pm. Do not exit, you will not be allowed back in. 

FOR YOUR COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE:

  • A light snack will be provided upon arrival, but dinner will not be served, so please eat before arrival.  
  • Sleeping bags, pillows and air mattresses are welcome, but please do not unpack or fill up air mattresses till time for bed.
  • You may want to bring spending money for the green screen photos, photo booth, commemorative coins, and gift shop.
  • We do not recommend sleeping under the electric eel tank. The exhibit has noise and light sensors that flash and thump all night.
  • We do not recommend sleeping in the Great Hall. Staff and volunteers will begin setting up breakfast at about 6:15 am so you will wake up earlier than those in other areas. 
  • It may get very chilly.  We have no control over this so please be prepared with extra blankets and/or warm pajamas or sweats.
  • We provide lemonade and water, but if you would like sodas from the vending machine you will need to bring dollar bills or change.
  • Breakfast will consist of donuts, bananas, orange juice and coffee.  

CONTACT: 

  • Staff members working the sleepover event may not be in the office until shortly before it starts.  If you have urgent last minute questions or concerns, please e-mail events@okaquarium.org or call (918) 528-1503.

 

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