93 West Campbell Rd. Schenectady NY 12306


Our Programs

As the only aquarium in the Capital Region, we aim to provide the community with hands-on, interactive, learning experiences.
Our programs will let your group explore and meet live animals including marine invertebrates, sharks, and reptiles.

Planning a group/field trip to the aquarium? Pick one of our programs to add on!

Would you like the aquarium to come to you? Our educators can travel throughout New York and are available year-round for schools, libraries, and other businesses!

Contact our Education Department at shannonperrott.via@gmail.com or fill out our inquiry form (below) to book your outreach program today.

Concepts/Focus of Programs


Animal Adaptations

Animal Relationships


Food Chains & Webs

Habitats & Ecosystems


Native & Invasive Species

Outreach Program Request Form

Our programs are available year-round, Monday-Friday, from 9:30am to 5:00pm (special requests can be made for programs outside of this schedule).

The form below is not a guarantee of booking a date or time, please allow our team 7 to 10 business days to contact you regarding your inquiry.

If you are looking to add one of these programs to your field trip, then please head to our field trip or group trip pages and note the request on the inquiry form.

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Please provide event details if the program is to be hosted for a specific event (i.e. festival, fair, summer reading)


Watervliet Public Library

"Thank you, Shannon, from the @Via Aquarium for a fantastic presentation! I can’t say enough wonderful things about how well she kept the audience’s attention (all ages) while teaching about sea animals, encouraging everyone to come up and gently touch the starfish, and the importance of the 3 R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle."

McCullough Library

"I just wanted to thank you for the lovely presentation this month, when Via Aquarium visited our community at the Lion's Park Pavilion. The presenter was friendly and knowledgeable, and the kids loved seeing the little sea creatures. We appreciated your willingness to travel to Vermont, to bring a bit of the ocean to our community."

Summer Outreach Calendar

Please note: Many libraries require preregistration to attend programs and events, head to their website to learn more!

Educator Tools & Images


93 West Campbell Rd. Schenectady NY 12306


(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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