93 West Campbell Rd. Schenectady NY 12306


Are you looking to bring your school or education center to the aquarium?

Please fill out our inquiry form below to book your trip! Must have at least 15 persons to qualify for discount.

Daily Pricing





Student Under 3




0 – 4 (Pre -K)1 adult per 3 children
5 – 12 (Grades  K-5)1 adult per 5 children
13 – 17 (Grades 6-12)1 adult per 10 children
Special Needs1 adult per 5 individuals

We take the safety of our guests and animals seriously, to ensure the best experience for your students we require all groups to meet the minimum chaperone-student ratio. Additionally, groups over 125 students must be split into multiple groups. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 

Field Trip Inquiry Form

We are thrilled that you have chosen Via Aquarium for your field trip! With over 2,000 creatures from around the world, our self-guided exploration is your students’ ticket to explore the world’s aquatic biodiversity.

We require a minimum of 2 weeks notice prior to your visit to properly plan your trip. If you don’t receive a response within 5-7 business days, please give us a call to ensure we’ve received your form. For private events, please call (518) 280-5100. For all groups other than education centers, please head to our group trip webpage.

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We are located within the Via Port Rotterdam mall (formally Rotterdam Square Mall), with plenty of available parking for buses and cars. The side entrance to the aquarium from the parking lot is available for loading and unloading of buses.

To find our entrance look for our undersea mural on the outside of the mall. Toward the right side there is a VIA Aquarium sign with entry that goes into a long painted hallway. Head down this hall and take a left at the end, you’ll see our admissions desk where you will be checked in.

To expedite the check-in process, please know the headcount of all of your students, teachers, and chaperones. Any payments due need to be made in one lump sum. Once admitted into the aquarium, your group will begin self-touring. If your group booked an add-on, an educator will help guide you to the education theater where our programs are hosted. Please hold on to the tickets and/or receipts provided to you.