Programs and Tours
Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS
Come explore with us the wonders of our aquatic world! Investigate the diversity of marine life near and far; discover how plants and animals adapt to life in the water; learn how you can make a difference to help keep our blue planet healthy. Find out more about the many educational and fun programs we offer fit for learners of all ages – from teachers and students to families, teens and adult audiences. What adventure will you choose?
Mini-camp at the New York Aquarium is designed to connect children with nature in engaging and interactive ways. These experiences include personalized tours lead by aquarium educators, animal ambassador presentations, and arts and crafts workshops.
Whether you are seeking to enrich your students’ field trip to the Aquarium or a lesson in your own classroom, the New York Aquarium’s Education Department offers a wide range of programs to enhance science curricula for students from pre-school to high school.
We offer a variety of programs that take advantage of the aquarium’s state-of-the art exhibits and resources to weave together key concepts across various disciplines to enhance your science curricula. Our NYA instructor-led programs are designed to encourage students to appreciate and make connections with our watery world through guided self-discovery, hands-on activities, and science investigations. All of our programs are aligned with the New York State Learning Standards, New York State Science Core Curriculum Standards, and Ocean Literacy Principles. We look forward to helping your group explore aquatic treasures near and far!