The Maritime Aquarium is a great local 'hangout' for the preschool crowd. The hands-on touch tank, the cool sharks, the changing interactive exhibits & Imax movies, and especially the soft playscape area for children 5 and under, make this a cold or rainy day destination sure to please young ones as well as their parents! Family membership is a reasonable and sound investment. Try to avoid school vacations & weekends as much as possible. It gets busy! Late afternoons seem to be quieter than mornings.