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NYA Summer Camp
Add an underwater adventure to your summer vacation! New York Aquarium campers will gain an understanding of ocean life through play and exploration.

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.

Summer Camp operates from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. We offer an Extended Care add-on that runs from 3:00PM - 5:00PM. Extended Care includes fun activities, exhibit visits, and nature play exploration. Add on items such as Extended Care and additional camp t-shirts are available for purchase once you add a camp to your cart.

Cuttlefish (entering Pre-K4 or K)
 $325.00
Vets in Training
Dive into the aquarium as you become a veterinarian in training. Learn about all of the important people who keep aquariums running like keepers, veterinarians, and engineers! Explore our exhibits, see behind the scenes, and meet some of our ocean invertebrates up close!

Session Dates:
June 24 - 28, 2024

Home Sweet Home
Make yourself at home at the aquarium! Discover what animals live in ocean habitats from the shore to the seafloor. We’ll explore new habitats through exhibit visits, play, and crafts. What makes a habitat unique? How do animals survive? We'll meet animals, make habitats, and learn how to protect habitats.

Session Dates:
*July 1 - 3, 2024 - Three Day Camp
August 19 - 23, 2024

Sense-sational Sea Creatures
Engage your five senses to explore the remarkable ways aquatic animals see, hear, taste, touch, and smell. Through hands-on experiences, interactive games, and exciting nature walks, your camper will gain a deeper understanding of the animal kingdom. Join us for a week of furry, feathery, and scaly fun!

Session Dates:
August 12 - 16, 2024
August 26 - 30, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $600/week non-members, $540/week members
*3-Day Camp: $360/week non-members, $325/week members

This drop off camp is designed for those entering Pre-K 4 or Kindergarten in the fall of 2024 and are at least 4 years old on their first day of camp. Vets in Training, Home Sweet Home, and Sense-sational Sea Creatures are different camp themes, so you can register your child for up to three weeks of camp! Price is for one week of camp.

Penguins (entering 1st-2nd grade)
 $325.00
How Do You Feed a Shark?
Dive into the aquarium as you become a shark keeper in training. Learn about all of the important people who keep aquariums running like keepers, veterinarians, and engineers! Explore our exhibits, see behind the scenes, and meet some of our ocean invertebrates up close!

Session Dates:
June 24 - June 28, 2024

Jaws and Paws
Big teeth aren't enough to scare us away! Campers will explore life as both predator and prey and learn how animals use their adaptations to survive. We'll discover the amazing ways ocean animals catch prey and avoid predators through up close animal encounters and more! Join us in the fun!

Session Dates:
July 8 - 12, 2024
July 22 - 26, 2024
August 5 - 9, 2024

Reef Rescuers
Embark on an underwater adventure like never before! This coral reef inspired camp is designed for curious 1st and 2nd graders who are eager to explore the wonders of the ocean. Join us for a week of excitement, discovery, and hands-on learning as we dive into the vibrant world of coral reefs.

Session Dates:
*July 1 - 3, 2024 - Three Day Camp
July 15 - 19, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $600/week non-members, $540/week members
*3-Day Camp: $360/week non-members, $325/week members

Camper must be entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall of 2024. How Do You Feed a Shark?, Jaws & Paws, and Reef Rescuers are different camp themes, so you can register your child for up to three weeks of camp! Price is for one week of camp.

Otters (entering 3rd-5th grade)
 $325.00
World of Water
We live on the Blue Planet with vast water systems connecting us with others around the world. We’ll dive into the fresh and saltwater world to discover the fascinating and diverse animals and their habitats. Campers will explore the aquatic world through hands-on activities, exhibit exploration, and animal encounters!

Session Dates:
June 24 - 28, 2024
July 8 - 12, 2024
July 22 - 26, 2024
August 5 - 9, 2024
August 19 - 23, 2024

Fintastic Sharks
Learn about what makes these apex predators so amazing and a crucial part of healthy oceans. Discover diverse sharks from all over the world and learn about the work we are doing to protect them. Through hands-on activities and exhibit exploration, campers will become shark advocates and celebrate these unique animals.

Session Dates:
*July 1 - 3, 2024 - Three Day Camp
July 15 - 19, 2024
July 29 - August 2, 2024
August 12 - 16, 2024
August 26 - 30, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $600/week non-members, $540/week members
*3-Day Camp: $360/week non-members, $325/week members

Camper must be entering 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade in the fall of 2024. World of Water and Fintastic Sharks are different camp themes, so you can register your child for up to two weeks of camp! Price is for one week of camp.

Sharks (entering 6th-8th grade)
 $325.00
Creatures of Coney Island
Come one, come all who walk or crawl, see the creatures of Coney Island both big and small. Campers will explore New York’s diverse animal “neighbors” and the unique habitats where they thrive. We’ll go behind the scenes to investigate their special exhibits and enjoy close encounters with aquatic animals.

Session Dates:
July 8 - 12, 2024
July 22 - 26, 2024
August 5 - 9, 2024
August 19 -23, 2024

Aqualympics
Dive into the record books to learn about the world’s fastest swimmers, strongest jaws, and largest animals! Through hands-on experiments and exclusive access to our amazing animals, we will discover the wild and wet world beneath the waves and see who takes home the gold in this year's Aqualympics!

Session Dates:
July 15 - 19, 2024
July 29 - August 2, 2024
August 12 - 16, 2024
August 26 -30, 2024

Pricing:
Full Week Camp: $600/week non-members, $540/week members

Camper must be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2024. Creatures of Coney Island and Aqualympics are different camp themes, so you can register your child for up to two weeks of camp! Price is for one week of camp.

 
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
Extra party time and extra participants are available for an additional fee.

NYAB Sea Lion Party (ages 3-11 years)
Regular Price: $900.00
Member Price: $810.00
Your guests will have a wild time celebrating your child's birthday at the New York Aquarium! 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! 

A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a birthday party at the New York Aquarium. If you have questions, contact the Birthday Party Coordinator prior to booking online at nyabirthdayparties@wcs.org.

Submitting this form reserves your birthday party date & time & requires a non-refundable deposit. The Birthday Party Coordinator 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.

NYAB Shark Party (ages 6-12 years)
Regular Price: $900.00
Member Price: $810.00
Your guests will have a wild time celebrating your child's birthday at the New York Aquarium! The Shark Party includes VIP shark touch pool experience, shark activities and a party host to lead you through the fun! 

A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a birthday party at the New York Aquarium. If you have questions, contact the Birthday Party Coordinator prior to booking online at nyabirthdayparties@wcs.org.

Submitting this form reserves your birthday party date & time & requires a non-refundable deposit. The Birthday Party Coordinator 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.