93 West Campbell Rd. Schenectady NY 12306

Aquarium Tours

Looking for a unique experience?

Looking for a new way to explore the aquarium? 
Have you ever wondered how we care for our animals and make sure they stay happy and healthy?
Join us for a tour of Via Aquarium led by one our Educators!

Guided Tour

$8+tax

Take a journey around each of the exhibits of Via Aquarium to learn more about the incredible underwater world. Our educators will teach you about:
  • Climate change
  • Conservation
  • Cryptic species
  • Endangered species
  • Invasive species
  • and much more! 
Guided Tours are 60 minutes and scheduled by request, please fill out an inquiry form below to book one today! Please note these tours are recommended for ages 8 and up.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

$8+tax

Head behind the closed doors of Via Aquarium to learn about the inner workings of our exhibits and the animal care! On this tour you will learn about: 
  • The three types of filtration (mechanical/biological/chemical)
  • Differences of filtration between small & large tanks
  • Basic tank care (water changes, scrubbing, diving, etc.)
  • Biosecurity
  • Food preparation and animal feeding
  • Quarantine and propagation
  • Laboratory testing
  • and much more!
Behind-the-Scenes Tours are 45 minutes and scheduled by request, please fill out at an inquiry form below to book one today! Please note these tours are recommended for ages 10+ and require waivers.

Tour Inquiry Form

Please fill out an inquiry form at least two weeks in advance to book a tour and allow our Education Department 3 to 5 business days to get back to you.

Please email shannonperrott.via@gmail.com with any questions.

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Location

93 West Campbell Rd. Schenectady NY 12306

Phone

(518) 280-5100

Contact Emails

General – viaguestservices@gmail.com
General Manager – tom@viaaquarium.com
Marketing – hunter@viaportusa.com
Education Dept. – shannonperrott.via@gmail.com

Via Aquarium Hours

Daily Hours of Operation:
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Important: Ticket window will close an hour before closing (5:00 PM). Please arrive before 5:00 PM to be admitted to the aquarium.

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