About Via Aquarium
Experience the wonders of the ocean in your backyard!
The Via Aquarium is the capital region’s only full scale aquarium. Explore over 75,000 gallons of water as you and your family embark on an exciting self-guided tour visiting more than 2,000 creatures of the sea.
Our self-guided tour will take you face to face with clownfish, sea horses, black-tip reef sharks and piranhas to name just a few. Visitors will also have the chance to feel the soft, smooth skin of a sting ray or touch the tube feet of a sea star.
During your visit you will have the opportunity to explore aquatic animals both local and worldwide as you visit lakes of Africa and rivers of Thailand all without a passport. And you won’t want to miss an opportunity to learn about our local flora and fauna found here in the Hudson and Mohawk rivers.
Via Aquarium will use cutting-edge technology combined with extraordinary exhibits of marine life to plunge visitors in the fascinating world beneath the sea. Play in our interactive sandbox or virtually travel to exotic locations with our state-of-the-art technology. Join us in our educational theater as we present interesting animal talks and short films about the magnificent world around us.
Via Aquarium provides an immersive experience for people of all ages. There is always something to be excited about at the Via Aquarium.