Things to Do 2017-03-17T16:40:13+00:00

There are many activities to do and sites to see near Via Aquarium!

When planning your trip to Via Aquarium, be sure to check out all the local attractions. Many are located within walking distance to the Aquarium or a short cab ride away. And you’ll be sure to find something to satisfy every interest.

Need a place to rest your fins?

Stay with one of our preferred hotel partners.

Courtyard Schenectady at Mohawk Harbor by Marriot
The new state-of-the-art lobby at Courtyard provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, your stay at Courtyard is sure to be more comfortable, more productive and more enjoyable than ever before!

Address: 200 Harborside Drive, Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone: (518) 496-5933
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double-tree-hiltonDouble Tree by Hilton
Across the street from the Museum of Innovation and Science, this sophisticated hotel in a modern stone-accented building is 4 miles from Via Port Rotterdam mall.

Address: 100 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY 12308
Phone: (518) 393-4141
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Hampton Inn Schenectady
Off Interstate 890, this traditional lodging is in downtown Schenectady, with its theater, shopping and dining.

Address: 450 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone: (518) 377-4500
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Need to refuel hungry bellies?

While you take a break from the fish-pace at the aquarium you can grab a bite to eat right here at Via Port Rotterdam. Best of all, your wristband will grant you readmission to the aquarium all day long.

The Restaurant at Via Entertainment Center – A sports bar and live music venue with a private party/banquet room for up to 500 people and offers luxury bowling lanes with billiards and an arcade.

The Food Court at Via Port Rotterdam – Picky eaters are sure to find something to their liking from the selection of foods offered, from burgers to pizza, subs to burritos.

99 Restaurant & Pub – Kid-friendly pub chain for classic American fare like burgers, wings & salads.

Make the most of your trip with a visit to other attractions


Bowl a couple rounds, enjoy an array of arcade games and have a bite to eat at Via Entertainment- Family Fun Entertainment Center
Located in Via Port Mall: 93 W. Campbell Rd. Schenectady NY 12306

Catch a show at Proctor’s Theater
432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
(518) 346-6204

Stop in and explore science at MiSci
15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady
(518) 382-7890

Take a chance at the Rivers Casino and Resort- 1 Rush Street Schenectady, NY