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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our inquiry form (below) to book your outreach program today.
Concepts/Focus of Programs
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 page and note the request on the inquiry form.
Educator Tools & Images
"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."
"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."