Programs and Tours
Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS
Come explore with us the wonders of our aquatic world! Investigate the diversity of marine life near and far; discover how plants and animals adapt to life in the water; learn how you can make a difference to help keep our blue planet healthy. Find out more about the many educational and fun programs we offer fit for learners of all ages – from teachers and students to families, teens and adult audiences. What adventure will you choose?
Mini-camp at the New York Aquarium is designed to connect children with nature in engaging and interactive ways. These experiences include personalized tours lead by aquarium educators, animal ambassador presentations, and arts and crafts workshops.
Stories about the deep blue sea are plentiful. During this 2-day mini-camp, your little naturalist will discover why the ocean and its inhabitants have inspired so many tales. Animal visits, insider tours, and hands-on activities will help your child get up close with some animals made popular by characters in treasured storybooks. Join us on a fantastical journey!
Discover summer camp at the New York Aquarium. During these week-long sessions, we offer age-appropriate experiences that build on our campers’ innate love of our blue planet. Themes change every summer, so there’s something new for your budding marine biologist year after year.
Young adults with a passion for aquatic animals can learn more about marine biology career opportunities, ocean conservation, and what they can do to protect the local marine environment in our Teen Programs.
Get involved in local marine conservation projects in and around the New York Seascape and enjoy marine-themed educational activities.
Whether you are seeking to enrich your students’ field trip to the Aquarium or a lesson in your own classroom, the New York Aquarium’s Education Department offers a wide range of programs to enhance science curricula for students from pre-school to high school.
We offer a variety of programs that take advantage of the aquarium’s state-of-the art exhibits and resources to weave together key concepts across various disciplines to enhance your science curricula. Our NYA instructor-led programs are designed to encourage students to appreciate and make connections with our watery world through guided self-discovery, hands-on activities, and science investigations. All of our programs are aligned with the New York State Common Core Standards, the New York State Science Learning Standards, New York State Science Core Curriculum Standards, and Ocean Literacy Principles. We look forward to helping your group explore aquatic treasures near and far!
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