New York Aquarium

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Aquarium Outreach

We can bring the aquarium to you! All programs are hands-on, giving participants the chance to interact with various materials and many programs include the chance to meet a live animal! An aquarium instructor will lead the program and engage participants in a memorable learning experience based on topics in marine biology. Aquarium Outreach is an exciting way to learn how life on land is connected to life in the water.

Aquarium Outreach is perfect for 3-K & Pre-K, Schools, After-school programs and Libraries! We require a minimum of 2 paid, programs to book.

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Programs

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN: 18
1ST GRADE & UP: 36

Watercolors Underwater

3-K - Pre-K

  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Fee: $200

Art and science come together in this program where students create watercolor paintings of marine wildlife and habitats. Together we will draw inspiration from past depictions of nature, make observations of bio-facts and a live animal, and then create art of our own. Take your painting and share your new-found knowledge of marine animals through your own story!

Little Marine Explorers

3-K - Pre-K

  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Fee: $200

Open up a world of discovery with an introduction to our favorite place, the ocean! Students will explore what the ocean is, what lives in the ocean, and how animals survive there with their unique features. We will bring the beach to you as we engage in tactile experiences with salt water, sand, sea weed, biofacts and a live ocean animal.

Coral Reef Connections

K - 5th grade

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Fee: $225

Join us for an exploration of incredible coral reef habitats! Find out why corals and the reefs they form are important homes for fish and many other aquatic animals. Discover the diversity of life on the reef as we investigate biofacts, meet a live reef animal, and learn about our role in helping to keep these wild places healthy and safe.

Kelp Forest Keystones

K-5th Grade

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Fee: $225

Dive underwater to explore the North American kelp forest habitat. While exploring one of the most diverse ecosystems on our planet, you will learn about the dynamic relationships the animals that live here share with one another and their habitat. Students will study the unique connection between sea urchins and sea otters as they examine biofacts from these animals and the kelp they call home.

Awesome Amazon

2nd-3rd Grade

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Fee: $225

The Amazon Rainforest in South America is home to the incredible Amazon River and some amazing aquatic creatures. Discover the unique adaptations of the animals that rely on the river for their survival. Exploration of biofacts, geography, and rainforest products will help us understand the importance of the rainforest for wildlife and humans.

Combating Climate Change

3rd - 5th grade

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Fee: $225

Uncover what is causing climate change today and how it is affecting local habitats around New York City. Investigate scientific data to see how our climate compares to historic changes, meet a local species reliant on cues from the environment, and leave knowing how to be active stewards in a coastal community.

NEW! New Shark City

3-K - Pre-K

  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Fee: $200

Let’s get chummy with some of our New York City neighbors - sharks! Students will explore shark bio-facts to learn about their special adaptations for survival, and find out what sharks like to eat in the wild. Available November 2018

NEW! Mysteries in the Midnight Zone

K - 5th grade

  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Fee: $225

Dive deep into the midnight zone as we explore this hidden ocean habitat and the mysterious animals that live there. We start our journey almost 100 years ago when explorers boarded the Bathysphere to descend 3,028 feet into the deep. Following their expedition, we examine microscopic animal adaptations and create our own deep sea inspired works of art that glow in the dark!

Programs are recommended for children in specific grade levels, as these are aligned to specific state standards for learning. We welcome all learners and are happy to work with you in accommodating the needs of your audience. Please inquire with us if you would like to learn more about how we can suit your learning needs with our programs.

Events and Fairs

The Aquarium Outreach team is available to be a part of your event or fair. For $450 we can be present for up to 2 hours at your event and include interactive activities such a craft, an interactive activity, and biofacts themed to your needs. Your facility must provide a table and tent, if outdoors. Please call to discuss details of how we can be involved in your event.

To Book Aquarium Outreach:

Please call 800-433-4149 or email NYAEducation@wcs.org

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