93 West Campbell Rd. Schenectady NY 12306

Calendar of Events

Saturday, June 22th - Seashell Day

In honor of National Seashell Day, an annual reminder to put our toes in the sand and admire the beauty of seashells, we will bringing the beach to you! We’ll have seashell craft stations for guests of all ages to participate in to kick this summer season off! Guests will be able to take their seashells home with them!

Tuesday, June 25th - Sensory Friendly Day

Join us for our monthly sensory-friendly day here at the aquarium. We keep the lights down as well as the music and some interactives off to make things more inviting! **We also offer sensory bags for the duration of your visit that include fidget toys, sunglasses, headphones, and more.

**Sensory Friendly Bags are temporarily on hold

Saturday, June 29th - Mojo Dojo Beach Party

Summer has begun! It’s time to celebrate like we’re on the beach! Come party with us here at Via Aquarium, as we will have Kona Ice serving snow cones to cool you down from the summer heat. There will also be refreshments and popcorn available to guests, along with a show from the “Fashion Dolls”. You’re not going to want to miss this!


The schedule of the day is TBD

Thursday, July 11th - Sharkcuterie Paint & Sip

Join us for an adult only (18+) after-hours Paint & Sip led by Maria Simone on July 11th. Guests should arrive by 6:00pm, painting will begin at 6:30pm.

With Discovery’s Shark Week happening this July we thought it would be fun to paint our own sharks! Guests will be instructed on how to paint in the abstract style, to give it their own “flair.” The colors and background of your painting are customizable!

Check out the sample painting below!

To see more of Maria’s work, click here!

For those 21+, we will provide red and white wine, included with the purchase of your Paint & Sip ticket. ID is required at admissions. We will also have tea, coffee, water, soda, and light hors d’oeuvres available.

Limited spots available, purchase your tickets today by clicking here