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Guests are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter indoor exhibits. Face masks continue to be required indoors. Know Before You Go.

Programs require Pre-Registration. If you have a promotion code, please enter it at checkout. Contact New York Aquarium Education at nyaeducation@wcs.org or
(800) 433-4149 with any registration difficulties.
Early Childhood Programs

Mini Marine Explorers (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.

Sea School - October 2021
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.
  • Wednesdays - October 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Saturdays - October 9, 16, 23, 30
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.)
 

 
Family Programs

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 Available

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.

 
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.

Penguins - October 16, 2021
Has your child ever wondered how we take care of the penguins 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 - 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.

Octopus & Invertebrates - December 12, 2021
Has your child ever wondered how we take care of the octopus, jellies and other invertebrates 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.

 
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!


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 Sensational Sharks - Mon 1/17: Monday, January 17, 2022 9:00AM - 3:00PM Available

5 Day Camp (1st-5th grade)
Regular Price: $600.00
Member Price: $480.00
No school? Dive into the Aquarium instead! Explore our exhibits, see behind the scenes, and meet some of our ocean invertebrates up close!

Habitat Defenders - February 21-25, 2022
Learn all about ocean habitats, the scientists who protect them, and how we can be habitat defenders, too! 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 Habitat Defenders - 2/21-2/25: Mon, Feb 21, 2022 - Fri, Feb 25, 2022 9:00AM - 3:00PM Available

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 Available