New York Aquarium Family Programs



Aquarium Mornings

Rise and shine at the Aquarium! Enjoy early access to one of our exhibits, meet an ocean invertebrate up close, and explore and play together. Ages 2-8 with caregiver.

Price: $24 members
$30 regular
Dates: 12/4: Sharks!
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Register here


6k9ff9oseg julie larsen maher 3463 sandbar shark ows aq 11 19 18
7dl7m5lgas julie larsen maher 5049 loggerhead sea turtle ows aq 05 10 18

Family Camp

Finally, a camp for the whole family! Bring your crew to Family Camp at the Aquarium and enjoy a morning of fun activities and unique animal experiences. All ages with caregiver.

Price: $24 members
$30 regular
Dates: 12/30: Wild Winter Wonders
12/31: New Year's Eve SEAabration
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Register here


Sensory Friendly Mornings

New York Aquarium invites families of individuals with sensory processing needs to join us for this sensory-friendly morning at the Aquarium! Explore our exhibits before the aquarium opens and participate in animal-themed activities. Ticket prices are per person. All ages.

Price: $20 members
$25 regular
Dates: 2/12, PlayQuarium
3/27, Ocean Wonders: Sharks!
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Register here


2yr2vpmvf5 julie larsen maher 4694 permit ows aq 05 11 18
8n9pugxa84 julie larsen maher 1028 new york bight ows aq 06 18 18

Keeper for a Day: Mini Marine Medics

Bring your vet-in-training to learn what it takes to care for the aquatic animals here at the NY Aquarium. This family programs lets children and adults go behind the scenes and get up close while experiencing how our veterinarians and keepers work together to keep our scaly, furry, and feathered friends happy and healthy. Age 3+ with a caregiver.

Price: $24 members
$30 regular
Dates: Sunday, 3/20
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Register here


Keeper for a Day: Animal Trainer

Calling all future animal keepers! This family program lets you join your child as we explore what it's like to be a marine mammal trainer, go behind the scenes, and meet a small ocean animal up close. Age 3+ with a caregiver.

Price: $24 members
$30 regular
Dates: Saturday, 4/9
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Register here


35zibxdch9 julie larsen maher 4184 california sea lions aquatheater staff and visitors in masks aq 09 01 20 1
6x0h71hhqs julie larsen maher 5180 aquarium camp on beach aq 07 27 11

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. Age 3+ with a caregiver.

Price: $24 members
$30 regular
Dates: Sunday, 5/15
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Register here



Please visit the New York Aquarium Know Before You Go page to review park policies related to COVID-19.



Purchase Tickets Online

Buy Now