We strive to not only inspire our guests on the wonders of the natural world, but also to educate them on ways they can help maintain the beauty of our planet’s diverse ecosystems. We are proud to have so many partners who share our vision for both environmental responsibility & education.
We hope you will join us in supporting the following organizations.
We Support Conservation Efforts
The Rio Negro (“Black River”) is the largest tributary of the Amazon River, and holds one of the biggest keys to its ecosystem health: the cardinal tetra. A community-based project called “Project Piaba” fosters and promotes the wild-caught fishery and market for these colorful fish to ensure the survival of the environment and the people who call it home. Wild-Caught Cardinal tetras are common in the pet trade, and are safely harvested to be sold in pet stores all over the world. Every wild-caught fish that is purchased ultimately benefits resident fishing communities and environment along the Rio Negro. They provide the community with a source of income, educational opportunities for students and a sustainable way to benefit the Amazon Rainforest.
We Support Captive Breeding Programs
Proaquatix provides an alternative to wild-caught fish, which helps to reduce human impact on ocean reef ecosystems, thus supporting reef conservation and the future of marine aquarium keeping.
Seahorse Source is a small family run micro hatchery for seahorses. By providing captive bred seahorses they are also able to play a small role in promoting seahorse conservation. High quality captive bred seahorses are easier to care for in the aquarium environment, and their ready availability reduces the demand for wild caught specimens.
We Support Sustainable Seafood
Marine Stewardship Council
The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.
Monterey Bay Seafood Watch® Program
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program helps consumers and businesses choose seafood that’s fished or farmed in ways that support a healthy ocean. Seafood Watch® works to advance policies to end illegal and unregulated fishing, create partnerships with fishermen and organizations, and educate consumers on sustainable choices!
Stop by Via Aquarium to pick up a Seafood Watch® pocket guide to learn more about how you can make sustainable seafood choices!
The following are our entertainment partners.
From our state of the art arcade where you can play to win or just for fun to ultra-modern bowling lanes which include bowling balls & shoe rentals. Seasoned leaguers to weekend enthusiasts, children of all ages will love our bowling alleys & arcade.
A dynamic destination just a short drive from Albany, Saratoga, and Troy which celebrates science, invention, and imagination. The Museum explores the area’s rich technological heritage, with some of the region’s finest interactive exhibits; a must-see for families, tourists, area residents, and other visitors.
Proctor’s Theatre is a former vaudeville house located in Schenectady, New York, United States. Many famous artists have performed there, notably Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Hal Holbrook, Ted Wiles, and George Burns, as well as many others.
We hope you will choose to stay with the following partners.
The Landing Hotel offers a luxurious experience with panoramic views of the new Mohawk Harbor. This semi-private hotel includes an outside patio with live entertainment, a sun room adjacent to our lobby bar and a state-of-the-art fitness center featuring LifeFitness equipment. The Landing Hotel connects directly with the Rivers Casino by a grand entryway so guests are only steps away from a night of video gaming, world class poker and a variety of dining options.
Relax by the river while being in the mix of it all at the Courtyard Schenectady at Mohawk Harbor. Downtown Schenectady’s newest addition is perfect for guests looking for something new and different. Enjoy the great location by Proctor’s, Union College and SCCC. In town for business? Many corporate offices including GE, SI Group, Golub, DSM, Bechtel/KAPL, MVP and more are nearby.
Featuring renowned local and national acts, Rivers Casino & Resort offers a variety of performance venues to keep you entertained, no matter the mood! Enjoy headlining concerts, dinner shows and interactive performances in our Event Center; catch weekly local and regional bands, live DJs, game nights and televised sporting events in Van Slyck’s; or, unwind with smooth jazz in Dukes. Don’t miss a minute of the action at Rivers Casino & Resort!