93 West Campbell Rd. Schenectady NY 12306

Calendar of Events

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

Saturday, July 13th - National Freezy Pop Day

It’s the middle of the summer and you need a great excuse to come cool down at the aquarium and talk to the fish. Celebrate National Freezy Pop Day with us and receive a free freezy pop while supplies last!

Please note: We will still have freezy pops, but Kona Ice had to cancel their appearance at this event.

Sunday, July 14th - Aquarium BINGO

Join us for aquarium bingo on July 14th. It will be an all-day event and is for kids. Bingo cards will be given out at admissions, and you will find numbers on each of our tanks. If you get bingo on your card, you get a prize at our gift shop!

Saturday, July 20th - Member Appreciation Day

Are you a member of Via Aquarium? Great, because we treat our members to multiple member appreciation days every year to give them added value to their memberships!

On Saturday, July 20th, Via Aquarium membership holders will get One Free Admission per membership to Via Famous Figures, where they can explore themed Eye Spy-style rooms, including rooms with Spongebob, Pokemon, and more.

Complementary food and drink will also be provided for members who take advantage of this offer as well.

Saturday, July 27th - Shark Day

Join us for Shark Day on July 27th. On Shark Day you will actually be able to touch a real shark! 
Yes! You read that correctly! Touch a real shark!
We will also have a lesson on Leopard Sharks along with a shark craft!
Schedule TBD

Sunday, July 28th - Harry Potter Day

Schedule of events TBD

Tuesday, July 30th - 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