New York Aquarium Education
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Welcome to our New York Aquarium Education store. You are just a few clicks away from purchasing and printing tickets for our youth and family education programs. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Programs require Pre-Registration. Registration (excluding summer camps) closes 24 hours before the program start time. If you have a promotion code, please enter it at the time of ticket purchase checkout.

Contact NEW YORK AQUARIUM EDUCATION at nyaeducation@wcs.org or
(800) 433-4149 with any registration difficulties.
Early Childhood Programs

Sea Squirts: Home in the Playquarium(0-5 w/ adult)
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $100.00
Bring your small fry for a big adventure at the Playquarium! Explore, play, and move through our newest exhibit with your young aquarist before the Aquarium opens. Each week discover a new habitat, participate in sensory play, and meet a live animal.

Session Dates:
October Thursdays - October 3, 10, 17, 24
October Saturdays - October 5, 12, 19, 26

This ticket is for one child ages 0-5 and a caregiver. If you would like to add on one additional adult, you may do so during check out. (Add-on tickets are limited.)
 

Sea Squirts: Spineless Sea Creatures(0-5 w/ adult)
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $100.00
Bring your small fry for a big adventure at the NY Aquarium! Explore, play, and move through our exhibits with your young aquarist before the Aquarium opens. Each week discover the secrets of spineless animals, participate in sensory play, and meet a live animal.

Session Dates:
January Tuesdays - January 7, 14, 21, 28
January Saturdays - January 11, 18, 25, February 1

This ticket is for one child ages 0-5 and a caregiver. If you would like to add on one additional adult, you may do so during check out. (Add-on tickets are limited.)
 

 
Family Programs

Morning with the Animals (ages 3-8 with adult)
Regular Price: $32.00
Member Price: $25.00
Bring your family to enjoy early access to the aquarium with fun activities and a private visit to one of our exhibits. Create, play, and move together to learn more about the aquarium's animals. We'll finish with a live animal encounter with one of our aquatic invertebrates!

This program is for children ages 3-8. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

 
Children's Programs

Keeper for a Day (ages 7-10)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
Your child will experience first-hand what it’s like to be an animal keeper! This fast-paced program is jammed full of special experiences that demonstrate just what it takes to feed and care for the animals that call the New York Aquarium home.

This experience is for children ages 7-10.

 
School Break Programs

School Break Camp: Aquarium Keeper (Grades 1-5)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $80.00
School is out so dive into the Aquarium! Join us as we learn how the staff at the NY Aquarium take care of animals. This program is packed with special experiences for keepers-in-training: learn how animal diets are prepared, watch a training session, practice your keeper skills, and meet an animal up close.

This experience is for children grades 1-5.
Session One: Wed, Oct 9, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   (20 AVAIL)

School Break Camp: Spineless Wonders (Grades 1-5)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $80.00
School is out so dive into the Aquarium! Join us in an exploration of our newest exhibit and learn the secrets of spineless speices under the sea. This program is packed with special experiences for future ocean scientists: enjoy hands-on activities, discover invertebrate diversity, and meet an animal up close.

This experience is for children grades 1-5.
Session One: Tue, Nov 5, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   Available

School Break Camp: Sharks (Grades 1-5)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $80.00
School is out so dive into the Aquarium! Join us in an in-depth shark exploration and uncover how and why scientists study sharks. This program is packed with special experiences for future shark researchers: go behind the scenes, use scientific tools to learn more about sharks, and meet an animal up close.

This experience is for children grades 1-5.
Session One: Mon, Jan 20, 2020 9:00AM - 3:00PM   Available

 
Overnights

Sharks After Dark Family Overnight (ages 5 and up)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $80.00
Bring your sleeping bag and join us after hours to explore our new exhibit Ocean Wonders: Sharks! Discover the marine life of the Hudson Canyon with behind the scenes tours, fun activities and live animal encounter at this unforgettable sleep"under" event.

For more information, please visit our FAQ page.This program is for children ages 5 and up. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sharks After Dark Group Overnight (ages 5 & up)
 
Want to host a private overnight for your group? School, Scout & Youth Groups can experience a unforgettable sleepover in the New York Aquarium's newest exhibit, Ocean Wonders: Sharks! Discover the marine life of the Hudson Canyon with behind the scenes tours, fun activities and live animal encounter at this unforgettable sleep"under" event.

2019-2020 Dates (6:00 pm - 9:30 am):
Saturday, 10/12/2019
Friday, 11/15/2019
Friday, 12/6/2019
Saturday, 1/11/2020

For more information, please visit our FAQ page and fill out our Sharks After Dark Group Inquiry form. A member of the WCS Education team will be in touch within 2 business days.