Beginning Monday May 10th, 2021, in accordance with new NYS guidelines, we have removed our blocked timeframes. While we will still be closing down everyday from 2:30-3:00pm to sanitize, tickets are good all day and guests may arrive at their leisure from 11am-5pm.



Located in the VIA|Port Rotterdam Mall, our indoor aquarium celebrates aquatic biodiversity with exhibits, experiences, and public programs designed to connect people of all ages with our planet’s aquatic creatures.

Take your family on an unforgettable journey as you explore vivid underwater worlds across 37 exhibits. Feel the soft, smooth skin of a stingray as they swim right up to your hand in Stingray Bay. Watch sharks swim overhead while schools of fish surround you in our immersive tunnel tanks. From local favorites to the depths of the ocean, explore our planet’s oceans and rivers all in your own backyard on this self-guided exploration.

For school teachers and home schoolers alike our aquarium is a fantastic resource for all your needs. Your students can explore 25,000 square feet of aquatic treasure as your group embarks an exciting adventure visiting over 2,000 creatures of the sea.

VIA Aquarium, 93 West Campbell Rd, Schenectady NY 12306

Via Aquarium Hours
To control our new limited capacity, and to allow for easier sanitation between groups, tickets will now be sold in two hour timed pre-set blocks. Guests need to reserve their exploration time and arrive during that time. We strongly recommend reserving online to ensure space will be available for your group. Guests that miss their exploration time may not be able to join another block based on capacity. Please be prompt to enjoy your full time block.
Daily Time Frames:
11:00 am – 1:00 PM
1:30 pm – 3:30 PM
4:00 pm – 6:00 PM
Important: Ticket window will close an hour before closing (5:00 PM).

Stingray Feedings

Join us everyday for our daily stingray feeding. Partake in an unforgettable experience, and have a stingray swim right up and gently take food from your hand.

All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Min guest height to feed is 4ft. Tickets are sold on a first come served basis.

Welcome to VIA Aquarium