New York Aquarium Education
Welcome
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.
Summer Camps
Extended Day Camp is available!
● 3pm-5:30pm
● Offered as a Monday - Friday package
● Price - $130 non-members; $115 members

Enter the promo code DoubleTheFun to recieve $30 off your second week of camp or as a sibling discount!

All camps include:
● Exclusive early morning access to exhibits including new Ocean Wonders: Sharks
● Animal encounters
● Keeper visits
● Behind-the-scenes experiences
● Science investigations
● Games
● Crafts
● Beach-based activities

For camp sessions that are currently full, you can register to be placed on the wait list. You are placed on the wait list in the order that you registered and we will contact you if a spot becomes available.

Registration closes the Friday before the first day of camp.

Don't forget to check out our New York Aquarium Summer Camp FAQs for lots of useful information.

Super Sea Creatures 3 Day (entering Pre-K4 or K)
Regular Price: $225.00
Member Price: $210.00
Faster than a speeding sea otter, more powerful than a shark - it's Super Sea Creatures! Join us to learn how sea otters, sharks, and even you can be an ocean superhero! We'll learn about these super sea creatures through exhibit visits, up close animal encounters and hands on science activities both in and out of the classroom.

One week per camper.
Campers must be at least 4 years old & entering Pre-K4 or Kindergarten in the fall of 2019.
Extended Day Camp is available to add on during registration.
Session One: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 - Wed, Jul 3, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   UNAVAILABLE

Super Sea Creatures (entering Pre-K4 or K)
Regular Price: $375.00
Member Price: $350.00
Faster than a speeding sea otter, more powerful than a shark - it's Super Sea Creatures! Join us to learn how sea otters, sharks, and even you can be an ocean superhero! We'll learn about these super sea creatures through exhibit visits, up close animal encounters and hands on science activities both in and out of the classroom.

One week per camper.
Campers must be at least 4 years old & entering Pre-K4 or Kindergarten in the fall of 2019.
Extended Day Camp is available to add on during registration.

Ocean Super Heroes 3 Day (entering 1st-2nd grade)
Regular Price: $225.00
Member Price: $210.00
Who are the superheroes of the ocean? They're all around you at the New York Aquarium! Come find out how sea otters keep an entire ecosystem balanced, sharks help keep our ocean clean and how you can be an ocean superhero too! Everyday we'll learn about amazing aquatic animal adaptations through exhibit visits, animal encounters and hands on science activities both in and out of the classroom.

One week per camper.
Campers must be entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall of 2019.
Extended Day Camp is available to add on during registration.
Session One: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 - Wed, Jul 3, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   UNAVAILABLE

Ocean Super Heroes (entering 1st-2nd grade)
Regular Price: $375.00
Member Price: $350.00
Who are the superheroes of the ocean? They're all around you at the New York Aquarium! Come find out how sea otters keep an entire ecosystem balanced, sharks help keep our ocean clean and how you can be an ocean superhero too! Everyday we'll learn about amazing aquatic animal adaptations through exhibit visits, animal encounters and hands on science activities both in and out of the classroom.

One week per camper.
Campers must be entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall of 2019.
Extended Day Camp is available to add on during registration.

Seaside Explorers (entering 1st-2nd grade)
Regular Price: $375.00
Member Price: $350.00
Come explore our own backyard in this hands on, beach based summer camp! Be prepared to get sandy as we discover the many living things that call Coney Island beach home. You will explore the Aquarium exhibits and on the beach, meet local animal ambassadors, and learn how you can be a better neighbor!

One week per camper.
Campers must be entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall of 2019.
Extended Day Camp is available to add on during registration.

Sea Myths & Monsters 3 Day (entering 3rd-5th grd)
Regular Price: $225.00
Member Price: $210.00
Loch Ness Monster? The Kraken? Unicorns? Did you know that many of the common mythological creatures are based off of real ocean animals? Join us for a week as we take a deep dive into mythological creatures and the scientific facts that they grew out of! You will explore Aquarium exhibits and Coney Island Beach, meet local animal ambassadors and engage in hands on activities as we uncover the truth behind the myths.

One week per camper.
Campers must be entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2019.
Extended Day Camp is available to add on during registration.
Session One: Mon, Jul 1, 2019 - Wed, Jul 3, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   UNAVAILABLE

Sea Myths and Monsters (entering 3rd-5th grade)
Regular Price: $375.00
Member Price: $350.00
Loch Ness Monster? The Kraken? Unicorns? Did you know that many of the common mythological creatures are based off of real ocean animals? Join us for a week as we take a deep dive into mythological creatures and the scientific facts that they grew out of! You will explore Aquarium exhibits and Coney Island Beach, meet local animal ambassadors and engage in hands on activities as we uncover the truth behind the myths.

One week per camper.
Campers must be entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2019.
Extended Day Camp is available to add on during registration.

Ancient Oceans (entering 3rd-5th grade)
Regular Price: $375.00
Member Price: $350.00
Join us for a paleontology adventure as we travel back in time to explore our ancient oceans. We'll see how our oceans expanded and investigate ancient life in the seas. Through hands-on investigations, live-animal encounters and exhibit visits, we'll explore extinct prehistoric ocean giants to amazing aquatic animals that are still alive today!

One week per camper.
Campers must be entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2019.
Extended Day Camp is available to add on during registration.

Aquarium Directors (entering 6th-8th grade)
Regular Price: $375.00
Member Price: $350.00
Running an aquarium is a lot of work - are you up for it? Through hands on activities and behind the scenes experiences, you will learn all about the different people who come together to make the New York Aquarium run. This wide ranging camp will include animal care and health, water quality, and engineering. Come join the staff for a week and be a part of the NYA team!

One week per camper.
Campers must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2019.
Extended Day Camp is available to add on during registration.
Session One: Mon, Aug 5, 2019 - Fri, Aug 9, 2019 9:00AM - 3:00PM   UNAVAILABLE

Ocean Champions (entering 6th-8th grade)
Regular Price: $375.00
Member Price: $350.00
Care about the ocean? So do we! Find out what WCS and New Yorkers are doing around the world from Indonesia to Brooklyn. Campers will talk to experts, meet local animal ambassadors up close, and explore the aquarium exhibits and Coney Island Beach to create our own campaigns and projects to enact positive change!

One week per camper.
Campers must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2019.
Extended Day Camp is available to add on during registration.

 
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 2-3 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 2-3 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   Available

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.