New York Aquarium
Family Programs

Keeper for a Day: Coral Reef Connections

Dive below water as we explore 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 meet a live reef animal and learn about how animals live and grow in this underwater habitat.

Ages 3+ with adult. Tickets are priced per person.

Price: $24 members
$30 regular
Dates: Saturday, 2/4/2023
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Photo Credit: ©Juanma Clementa Alloza/Unsplash

Keeper for a Day: Sea Otter Observations

Dive below water as we explore like sea otters. This family program lets you join your child as we explore the relationship between sea otters and the kelp forest and learn how we can be habitat protectors! We will chat with a sea otter keeper, go behind the scenes, and meet a small ocean animal up close.

Ages 3+ with adult. Tickets are priced per person.

Price: $24 members
$30 regular
Dates: Saturday, 3/4/2023
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Keeper for a Day: Ecosystem Explorations

Dive below water as we explore the world's ocean! You will become an ocean explorer to investigate marine habitats in our bilingual PlayQuarium exhibit. Our educators will guide your family through an interactive sensory experience, with their own New York Aquarium passports. Families will meet an animal guest and learn how marine animals interact with their environments.

Ages 3+ with adult. Tickets are priced per person.

Price: $24 members
$30 regular
Dates: Saturday, 4/1/2023
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Edge of the Sea: Seaside Explorations

Join us for this one-of-a-kind family experience as we head down to the edge of the water to explore the sandy shore ecosystem. We will collect plant and animal evidence and use field guides to identify and sort what we find. We’ll meet a live local animal and walk away with an appreciation for the amazing aquatic organisms that call Coney Island home.

Ages 3+ with adult. Tickets are priced per person.

Price: $24 members
$30 regular
Dates: Sunday, 5/7/2023
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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