Youth and Family Programs

All programs include admission to the zoo for registered participants.


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Breakfast with the Marine Mammals

Bring your family to enjoy a light meal, activities, and a private visit to our Sea Cliffs exhibit. Try out your very own "blubber" coat, learn to hold your breath like a seal, and create, play and move together to learn about these aquatic, furry friends. We'll finish with a live animal encounter!

Ages: 3-8 with a caregiver $45 / $40 for Members
Days & Time: Saturday, May 13; 9 – 10:30 a.m.


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Coney Island Beach Walk

Connect with your family and the natural world in your own backyard! Join us for an early morning family walk and get your hands dirty while discovering the invertebrates, fish, birds, and plants that call Coney Island home.

Ages: 3-12 with a caregiver $15 / $10 for Members
Days & Time:
Saturday, March 18; 9 – 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 22; 9 – 10 a.m.
Saturday, May 20; 9 – 10 a.m.


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Keeper for a Day

Children 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's like to care for the animals that call the New York Aquarium home.

Ages: 7-10 with a caregiver $55 / $50 for Members
Days & Time:
Marine Mammals and Birds: Saturday, March 18; 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Fish: Saturday, April 22; 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Animal Trainers: Saturday, May 20; 2 – 3:30 p.m.

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