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Programs require Pre-Registration. 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: Learning with the Animals(0-5w/adult)
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $96.00
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:
  • March Wednesdays - 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25
  • March Saturdays - 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28

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.
Session Sharks: Sunday, January 26, 2020 9:00AM - 10:30AM Available

Edge of the Sea (ages 5+ with adult)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $24.00
Join us for this one-of-a-kind family experience as we head down to the edge of the water to explore the sandy shore ecosystem. We will collect plant and animal evidence and use field guides to identify and sort what we find. We’ll meet a live local animal and walk away with an appreciation for the amazing aquatic organisms that call Coney Island home.

This program is for children ages 5 and up. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Session One: Sunday, May 31, 2020 2:00PM - 3:30PM Available

Mini Marine Medics (ages 3-8 with adult)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $24.00
Bring your vet-in-training to learn what it takes to care for the aquatic animals here at the NY Aquarium. Go behind the scenes and get up close while experiencing how our veterinarians and keepers work together to keep our scaly, furry, and feathered friends happy and healthy.

This program is for children ages 3-8. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Session One: Saturday, May 2, 2020 9:00AM - 10:30AM Available

Aquarium Mornings (ages 3-8 with adult)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $24.00
Marine Mammals - March 14, 2020
Bring your family to enjoy early access to the aquarium with fun activities and a private visit to our Sea Cliffs marine mammal exhibits. Feel real otter fur, compare seals and sea lions, and create, play and move together to learn about these marvelous mammals. We'll finish with a live animal encounter with one of our aquatic invertebrates!

Coney Island Beach - April 19, 2020
Bring your family to enjoy our local wildlife on Coney Island Beach. Explore the beach, watch for shorebirds, and create, play and move together to earn about the amazing animals that we share our sandy shore with! We'll finish with a live animal encounter with one of our aquatic invertebrates!

Sharks - June 14, 2020
Bring your family to enjoy early access to the aquarium with fun activities and a private visit to our Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit. Feel real shark skin, count shark teeth, and create, play and move together to learn about these powerful fish. 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

Mid-Winter Break Camp (Grades 1-5)
Regular Price: $435.00
Member Price: $348.00
School is out so dive into the Aquarium! Become marine biologists and learn how we take care of animals here at the Aquarium, in local NY waters, and around the world through conservation efforts. Join us for a week of exploring aquarium exhibits and the beach, behind the scenes experiences, and engaging in hands-on science and art activities.

This experience is for children grades 1-5.
Session One: Mon, Feb 17, 2020 - Fri, Feb 21, 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):
Group overnights for the Spring 2020 are sold out but please share your desired date(s) in the form (click the link below). A date is not guaranteed by completing this form.

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.