Buy Tickets
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. 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 - $140 non-members; $115 members

Enter the promo code DoubleTheFun to receive $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.

Cuttlefish (entering Pre-K4 or K)
Regular Price: $425.00
Member Price: $375.00
Senses in the Sea
Join us as we feel, hear, smell, see and taste our way through our oceans! Campers will use their 5 senses to explore, play and learn about the ocean and its animals. We’ll listen to whale songs, feel our way through a coral reef and meet animals from our local sandy shores.

Session Dates:
A1 - June 29-July 3, 2020
A2 - August 31-September 4, 2020

When I Grow Up
What do you want to be when you grow up? Some animals grow up quickly while others need more care from their grownups. Let's visit some animals in the aquarium and explore how they take care of themselves. Learn what makes a mammal different from a fish through sensory activities and up close animal encounters!

Session Dates:
B1 - July 13-17, 2020
B2 - August 17-21, 2020


One week per camper per session. Campers must turn 4 years old on or before their first day of camp & be entering Pre-K4 or Kindergarten in the fall of 2020. Extended Day Camp is available to add on during registration.

Penguins (entering 1st-2nd grade)
Regular Price: $425.00
Member Price: $375.00
AquaScience
Dive into the ocean with a scientific lens! Become a marine scientist as we investigate a different question every day through hands-on experiments. Are sea lions good swimmers? Do all penguins live in cold habitats? Come discover our Aquarium species while we learn to be good scientists!

Session Dates:
A1 - June 29-July 3, 2020
A2 - July 13-17, 2020
A3 - July 27-31, 2020
A4 - August 10-14, 2020
A5 - August 24-28, 2020

AquariArt
Become a scientist and an artist in AquariArt! Each day, we will use a different medium inspired by the ocean to create nature-based works of art, from seaweed pressings to sand sculptures. Join us as we explore the Coney Island beach, meet our animal ambassadors, and discover new ways to make art!

Session Dates:
B1 - July 20-24, 2020
B2 - August 3-7, 2020
B3 - August 17-21, 2020
B4 - August 31-September 4, 2020


One week per camper per session.
Campers must be entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall of 2020.
Extended Day Camp is available to add on during registration.

Otters (entering 3rd-5th grade)
Regular Price: $425.00
Member Price: $375.00
Extreme Adaptations
Have you ever seen a shark walk on land? Or an octopus disappear? Join us as we investigate our ocean’s unique animals and their habitats. Through hands-on projects, animal encounters, and exhibit exploration we’ll learn how marine animals use their extreme adaptations to survive in the ocean, past & present!

Session Dates:
A1 - June 29-July 3, 2020
A2 - July 13-17, 2020
A3 - July 27-31, 2020
A4 - August 10-14, 2020
A5 - August 24-28, 2020

Ecology Detectives
Grab your magnifying glass and detective hat! Become an on-the-scene investigator as we solve ocean mysteries. What creatures leave clues in the sand? What happens when sea otters suddenly vanish? And where in the world is that wanted whale? Help us crack the case through beach exploration, experiments, and more!

Session Dates:
B1 - July 20-24, 2020
B2 - August 3-7, 2020
B3 - August 17-21, 2020
B4 - August 31-September 4, 2020



One week per camper per session.
Campers must be entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2020.
Extended Day Camp is available to add on during registration.

Sharks (entering 6th-8th grade)
Regular Price: $425.00
Member Price: $375.00
Making Waves: Atmospheric Explorers
The climate is changing! But how? Let’s go on a journey where we learn about our atmospheric systems and better understand how our planet functions. We will conduct experiments on Coney Island Beach, make models, and meet some animal ambassadors to help us address our global climate crisis.

Session Dates:
A1 -  July 20-24, 2020
A2 - August 3-7, 2020

Saving Sea Life
Our ocean is slowly getting better, now let's find out why! Join us this summer to investigate the successful conservation efforts towards saving marine life in our oceans. Through hands-on investigations, debates, research activities, and animal encounters learn how we can adopt these successes to help other endangered marine species.

Session Dates:
B1 - August 24-28, 2020


One week per camper per session.
Campers must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2020.
Extended Day Camp is available to add on during registration.

SEAvengers (entering 8th-10th Grade)
Regular Price: $425.00
Member Price: $375.00
Our oceans are in peril and you can help! Become marine scientists and create a research investigation centered around the conservation of local NY marine species. Through art, policy, technology, citizen science, and hands-on research, we will work towards solving the problems that our ocean faces today and in the future.

One week per camper per session.
Campers must be entering 8th, 9th, or 10th grade in the fall of 2020.
Extended Day Camp is available to add on during registration.
Session One: Mon, Jul 27, 2020 - Fri, Jul 31, 2020 9:00AM - 3:00PM Available

 
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 UNAVAILABLE

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 UNAVAILABLE

 
Adult Programs

Evening with the Sharks (adults 21+)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
Explore Ocean Wonders: Sharks! after the aquarium closes with a special experience just for adults! Meet a shark scientist and take a trip behind the scenes to learn how we care for our JAWsome predators.

This experience is for adults ages 18 and up. Registration includes one free adult beverage. Food will be available for purchase.
Session One: Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:00PM - 9:00PM 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 Adult Overnight (Ages 21+)
Regular Price: $250.00
Member Price: $200.00
Sleeping with the sharks isn’t just for kids anymore! Join us for an exclusive, adults-only overnight in the beautiful Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit. Enjoy some hearty bites and cool drinks while you explore the marine life in our New York waters. Discover the intricacies of running an aquarium through behind the scenes tours, an animal encounter, and wildlife trivia. Bring your sleeping bag and pillow to settle in under the sea-stars for this truly memorable experience. 

Registration includes dinner, drinks, late evening snack, continental breakfast, overnight parking and aquarium admission on Sunday.

For more information, please visit our FAQ page.This program is for adults ages 21 and up. Tickets are per person.
Session One: Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:00PM - 9:00AM Available

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.