Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

 
Visit Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, home of the largest living collection of New York State freshwater reptiles, fishes, and amphibians. Groups of all ages will enjoy seeing live animal displays at the aquarium’s two buildings and eight outdoor ponds. Guided tours allow groups to feed trout, come face to face with turtles, and witness fish breeding. Groups will also see plants, birds, and butterflies in the outdoor exhibit areas. Educational programs focus on topics such as aquatic animal habitats, animal adaptations, life cycles, ecology, egg stripping, and more.  
 
 
Contact Info
Address: 1660 NY-25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724. Suffolk County. 
 
Tel: 516-692-6768. 
 
 
 
Hrs: Daily, 10AM-5PM. 
 
SCHOOLS
On guided tours of the fish hatchery, school groups will learn about freshwater ecosystems. Students will discover how fish swim and breathe underwater, learn about predator/prey relationships, see an egg stripping demonstration, and more. Programs can be customized to fit your curriculum needs. Learn more about educational programs
 
Contact Info
Contact: Krissy, krissyf@cshfishhatchery.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: Flexible.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit:  1-1.5 hours. 
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
Topics Covered: Aquatic habitats, water cycle, freshwater ecology, hibernation, metamorphosis, fertilization, hatchery breeding, food web, endangered species.
 
SCOUTS
Scout groups can work on science-related badges while visiting the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium. Programs allow scouts to try their hand at fishing, complete a scavenger hunt while hiking through a local preserve, collect and examine samples from the Spring Pond, and more. Scout programs can be customized to meet badge requirements. Learn more about scout programs
 
Contact Info
Contact: Krissy, krissyf@cshfishhatchery.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: Flexible.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit:  1-1.5 hours. 
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science.
Topics Covered: Aquatic habitats, water cycle, freshwater ecology, hibernation, metamorphosis, fertilization, hatchery breeding, food web, endangered species.
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool groups will learn about a variety of topics regarding freshwater ecology at the fish hatchery. Programs and activities focus on animal adaptations, how aquatic wildlife hibernate in frozen ponds, predator/prey relationships, and more. Learn more about educational programs
 
Contact Info
Contact: Krissy, krissyf@cshfishhatchery.org.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
 
Group Size: Flexible.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit:  1-1.5 hours. 
 
Cost: Fee.
 
Topics Covered: Aquatic habitats, water cycle, freshwater ecology, hibernation, metamorphosis, fertilization, hatchery breeding, food web, endangered species.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Aquarium Lesson Plan

Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators in order to avoid being eaten? That an electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity to frighten away predators? Let students act like scientists to observe marine life while focusing on habitat, survival, and defense mechanisms.... Continue