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(800) 433-4149 with any registration difficulties.
NYA Summer Camp
The New York Aquarium is WILD about summer camp! We bring all the fun of Aquarium Camp with health and safety as a top priority.

Participants in this program will spend plenty of time outdoors during a range of weather conditions, including heat, humidity, and precipitation, as well as travel over uneven, natural surfaces. Accommodations may be available. Please contact us for more information.

Extended Care is a great add-on option for caregivers who can't pick up their camper at 3:00pm, allowing caregivers to pick up anytime before 5:00pm. Extended Care includes free play, exhibit visits, and nature play exploration (weather permitting). Add on items like Extended Care and additional camp t-shirts when adding your selected camp purchase to your cart.

Cuttlefish (entering Pre-K4 or K)
Regular Price: $550.00
Member Price: $495.00
Super Sea Creatures
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.

*This drop off camp is designed for Pre-schoolers and those entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2022. Campers must be 4 years old on or before their first day of camp. One week per camper.

Penguins 4 Day (entering 1st-2nd grade)
Regular Price: $440.00
Member Price: $396.00
AquariArt
Become a scientist and an artist in our 4 Day AquariArt camp! 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!

One week per camper, but you can sign up for a 5-day Shark Week camp as well. Camper must be entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall of 2022.
Session AquariArt 7/5-7/8: Tue, Jul 5, 2022 - Fri, Jul 8, 2022 9:00AM - 3:00PM Available

Penguins (entering 1st-2nd grade)
Regular Price: $550.00
Member Price: $495.00
Shark Week
Sharks might seem scary on the surface, but these fabulous fish are important for healthy ocean ecosystems. Join us as we dive deep into learning about shark anatomy, behavior, care, habitats, and research. We’ll meet Aquarium shark keepers and go behind the scenes of New York Aquarium shark exhibits!

Session Dates:
June 27 - July 1, 2022
July 11 - 15, 2022
July 25 - 29, 2022
August 22 - 26, 2022

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:
July 18 - 22, 2022
August 1 - 5, 2022
August 15 - 19, 2022
August 29 - September 2, 2022

One week per camper per session. Camper must be entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall of 2022.

Otters 4 Day (entering 3rd-5th grade)
Regular Price: $440.00
Member Price: $396.00
Ecology Detectives
Grab your magnifying glass and detective hat! In this four day camp, 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!

One week per camper, but you can sign up for a 5-day Aquarium Designers camp as well. Camper must be entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2022.
Session Ecology Detectives 7/5-7/8: Tue, Jul 5, 2022 - Fri, Jul 8, 2022 9:00AM - 3:00PM Available

Otters (entering 3rd-5th grade)
Regular Price: $550.00
Member Price: $495.00
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:
July 18 - 22, 2022
August 1 - 5, 2022
August 15 - 19, 2022
August 29 - September 2, 2022

Aquarium Designers
Ever wonder what goes into creating a new Aquarium exhibit? Learn about the amazing work that artists, animal experts, architects, construction workers, engineers and more do to make an aquarium exhibit come to life. Then, we’ll design, test, and build our own Aquarium exhibits!

Session Dates:
June 27 - July 1, 2022
July 11 - 15, 2022
July 25 - 29, 2022
August 22 - 26, 2022

One week per camper per session. Camper must be entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2022.

Sharks (entering 6th-8th grade)
Regular Price: $550.00
Member Price: $495.00
SEAvengers
Our oceans are in peril and you can help! Work with marine scientists to create a research investigation centered around 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 those in the future.

One week per camper. Camper must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2022.

 
NYA Birthday Parties
Make your wildlife lover's birthday an unforgettable experience with a party at the New York Aquarium!

A non-refundable deposit is required to book. If you have questions, please contact the Birthday Coordinator prior to booking at nyabirthdayparties@wcs.org.

Party includes:
  • Party coordinator to help you plan your child's party.
  • One parking pass for the birthday family.
  • VIP seating to the Sea Lion Show
Extra party time and extra participants are available for an additional fee.

NYAB Sea Lion Party (ages 3-11 years)
Regular Price: $750.00
Member Price: $675.00
A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a birthday party at the New York Aquarium. If you have questions, contact the Birthday Party Specialist prior to booking online at nyabirthdayparties@wcs.org.

The Sea Lion party includes VIP seating to the Sea Lion Show, animal encounter, ocean activities and a party host to lead you through the fun! This party is for children turning 3-11 years old.

Submitting this form reserves your birthday party date & time & requires a non-refundable deposit. The Birthday Party Specialist will reach out to you within 3 business days, at which time you will have the option to add on additional participants or party time for an additional cost. The price listed above is for up to 25 people, including the birthday family.

 
NYA Early Childhood Programs

Mini Marine Explorers Set (0-5 w/caregiver)
Regular Price: $120.00
Member Price: $96.00
Play, move, and explore the Aquarium with your toddler. Each week we will visit an exhibit, play, and meet an animal.

Friends & Anemones - January 2022
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 like jellies, octopus and anenomes, play together, and meet an ocean animal.
  • Wednesdays - January 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Saturdays - January 8, 15, 22, 29
This ticket is for one child age 0-5 years and a caregiver. If you would like to add on one additional participant, you may do so during check out. (Add-on tickets are limited.)
 
Session Friends & Anemones - Sat 1/8-1/29: Sat, Jan 8, 2022 - Sat, Jan 29, 2022 9:30AM - 11:00AM UNAVAILABLE

Mini Marine Explorers 1 Day (0-5 w/caregiver)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $24.00
Bring your small fry for a big adventure at the NY Aquarium! Explore, play, and move through the new PlayQuarium and our other exhibits with your young aquarist before the Aquarium opens. Each week we will explore and learn about life under the sea, play together, and meet an ocean animal.

Home Sweet Home: Kelp Forests - March 5, 2022
Home Sweet Home: Coral Reefs - March 12, 2022
Home Sweet Home: Wetlands - March 19, 2022
Home Sweet Home: Polar Seas - March 26, 2022


One ticket covers one child age 0-5 years and a caregiver. If you would like to add on one additional participant, you may do so during check out. (Add-on tickets are limited.)
 

 
NYA Family Programs

Edge of the Sea (ages 3+ w/caregiver)
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 families with children ages 3 and up. Tickets are per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Session Seaside Explorations - Sun 5/15: Sunday, May 15, 2022 2:00PM - 3:30PM UNAVAILABLE

Family Camp (all ages)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $24.00
Finally, camp for the whole family! Bring your crew to Family Camp at the Aquarium and enjoy a morning of fun activities and unique animal experiences.

Winter: Wild Winter Wonders - December 30, 2021
Bundle up and come on down to Coney Island to discover how animals stay warm in the winter! Enjoy early access to the Aquarium while an Educator leads your family through themed activities, a glance behind the scenes and up-close animal encounter.

Winter: New Year's Eve Sealabration - December 31, 2021
Say "SEA you later" to 2021 with this fun Noon Year's Eve event! Enjoy early access to the Aquarium while an Educator leads your family through themed activities, a glance behind the scenes and up-close animal encounter. We'll count down to 12:00 (noon) and celebrate Aquarium-style!


This program includes walking in areas that may be dimly lit. All pathways are wheelchair accessible. Stroller parking will be provided for anywhere that is not stroller accessible.

This program is for families. Tickets are per person and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Day (all ages)
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $20.00
Head on over to the Aquarium on your holiday! Bring the family on a self-guided visit to explore in an exciting new way. In this self-guided experience, families receive a secret map with timed entry to a behind the scenes visit and up close animal encounter. Upon arrival, a staff member will meet you in the lobby to check you in for your self-guided visit - you'll receive your assigned animal encounter time and secret map at this time.

This a self-led program for families. Tickets are per person and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Session Fall: Aquarium Adventures - Thurs 11/11: Thursday, November 11, 2021 10:00AM - 12:00PM UNAVAILABLE

Keeper for a Day (ages 3+ w/caregiver)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $24.00
Mini Marine Medics - Sunday March 20, 2022
Bring your vet-in-training to learn what it takes to care for the aquatic animals here at the NY Aquarium. This family programs lets children and adults 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.


Animal Trainer - Saturday April 9, 2022
Calling all future animal keepers! This family program lets you join your child as we explore what it's like to be a marine mammal trainer, go behind the scenes, and meet a small ocean animal up close.

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

Aquarium Mornings (ages 2-8 w/caregiver)
Regular Price: $30.00
Member Price: $24.00
Rise and shine at the Aquarium! Enjoy early access to one of our exhibits, meet an ocean invertebrate up close, and explore and play together.

Playquarium - November 13, 2021
Join us as we play like otters and explore like scientists in our newest exhibit! Enjoy early access to our PlayQuarium exhibit, meet an ocean invertebrate up close, and explore and play together.

Sharks - December 4, 2021
Dive into the FINtastic world of sharks with us! Enjoy early access to our Ocean Wonders: Sharks exhibit, meet an ocean invertebrate up close, and explore and play together.

This program includes walking in areas that may be dimly lit. All pathways are wheelchair accessible. Stroller parking will be provided for anywhere that is not stroller accessible.


This program is for children ages 2-8. Tickets are per person and children must be accompanied by an adult.

 
NYA Children's Programs

Keeper for a Day (2nd-5th grade)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
Calling all future animal keepers! Join us as we explore what it's like to be a keeper, go behind the scenes, and meet a small ocean animal up close.

Sharks - November 20, 2021
Has your child ever wondered how we take care of the sharks and rays at the Aquarium? Join us as we explore what it's like to be a keeper, go behind the scenes, and meet a small ocean animal up close.


This program includes walking in areas that may be dimly lit. All pathways are wheelchair accessible.

This drop-off program is for children in 2nd-5th grade.

Saturday Camp (1st-5th grade)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $80.00
No school? Dive into the Aquarium instead! We'll practice being aquatic veterinarians and investigate the tools of the trade. Explore our exhibits, see behind the scenes, and meet some of our ocean invertebrates up close!

Marine Medics - April 2, 2022

This program includes walking in areas that may be dimly lit. All pathways are wheelchair accessible.

This drop-off program is for children in 1st-5th grade.
Session Marine Medics - Sat 4/2: Saturday, April 2, 2022 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE

Junior Keepers (ages 6-11)
Regular Price: $50.00
Member Price: $40.00
Calling all future animal keepers! Has your child ever wondered how we take care of the animals at the Aquarium? Join us as we explore what it's like to be a keeper, go behind the scenes, and meet a small ocean animal up close.

Sharks - March 12, 2022

Marine Mammals - April 10, 2022


This program includes walking in areas that may be dimly lit. All pathways are wheelchair accessible.

This drop-off program is for children ages 6-11 years.

 
NYA School Break Programs

1 Day Camps (1st-5th grade)
Regular Price: $100.00
Member Price: $80.00
No school? Dive into the aquarium instead! Explore our exhibits, see behind the scenes, and meet some of our ocean invertebrates up close!

Sensational Sharks - January 17, 2022
Uncover the secrets of sharks and the scientists who research and protect them. Explore our exhibits, see behind the scenes, and meet some of our ocean invertebrates up close!

Seaside Explorers - May 2, 2022

We'll get up close with local species as we investigate Coney Island Beach together. Explore our exhibits, see behind the scenes, and meet some of our ocean invertebrates up close!

This program includes walking in areas that may be dimly lit as well as on the beach. Please contact us if you have any questions about accessibility or accommodations.

This drop-off program is for children in 1st-5th grades.

2 Day Camp (1st-5th grade)
Regular Price: $200.00
Member Price: $160.00
No school? Dive into the Aquarium instead! Join us for this two-day exploration of the wild and wonderful invertebrates that fill our oceans like octopus, anemones, and cuttlefish. Explore our exhibits, see behind the scenes, and meet some of our ocean invertebrates up close!

This program includes walking in areas that may be dimly lit as well as on the beach. Please contact us if you have any questions about accessibility or accommodations.

This drop-off program is for children in 1st-5th grades.
Session Spineless Wonders - 12/28-12/29: Tue, Dec 28, 2021 - Wed, Dec 29, 2021 9:00AM - 3:00PM UNAVAILABLE