Children and Family Experiences

We offer fun experiences for your child or the whole family! Click on the images for more information and available sessions.

All programs include:

  • General admission to the park
  • Special opportunities with animals
  • Hands-on activities for the whole family
  • Unique experiences beyond the regular visit
  • A Conservation Educator to act as your knowledgeable guide

Fall & Winter programs go on sale mid-July and Spring programs go on sale on Cyber Monday. Check back often for new experiences and dates or sign up for our newsletter for monthly updates and special offers!

Keeper for a Day

Experience first-hand what it’s like to be an animal keeper through special behind-the-scenes experiences at the New York Aquarium.

$50 / $40 WCS Members

7 - 10 years
Spineless: Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:00pm
Penguins: Sun May 3, 2020 2:00pm

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Sea Squirts

Play, move, and explore the aquarium with your toddler. Each week we will visit an exhibit, play hands-on, and meet a live animal.

$120 / $100 WCS Members

0 - 5 years (with caregiver)
Learning with Animals: Wed Mar 4-25, 2020 9:30am
Learning with Animals: Sat Mar 7-28, 2020 9:30am
Sea Senses: Sat Apr 4-May 2, 2020 9:30am

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Aquarium Mornings

Enjoy early access to the aquarium while we explore areas of the Aquarium and learn more about the aquarium's animals!

$32 / $25 WCS Members

3 - 8 years (with caregiver)
Coney Island Beach: Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:00am
Sharks: Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:00am

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Mini Marine Medics

Bring your vet-in-training to learn what it takes to care for the aquatic animals here at the NY Aquarium. Go behind the scenes and get up close during this fun program!

$30 / $24 WCS Members

3 - 8 years (with caregiver)
Sat May 2, 2020 9:00am

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Edge of the Sea

Join us on the beach to explore and discover as we learn more about all of the amazing aquatic organisms that call Coney Island home!

$30 / $24 WCS Members

5+ years
Sun May 31, 2020 2:00pm

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