Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

1660 Route 25A
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
(516)692-6768

The nonprofit Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery is an environmental education center and public aquarium that raises and stocks trout. It has the largest living collection of New York State freshwater reptiles, fish and amphibians. The Hatchery features two aquarium buildings and eight outdoor ponds. Each year schools, scouts and other groups visit the Hatchery to learn about the freshwater ecosystems of New York State. Elementary school-level programs, such as Fins and Jaws and Habitats and Life Cycles, and secondary level programs, such as Pond Life and Freshwater Ecology, complement New York State learning standards and enrich the learning experience of students. The Hatchery’s seasonal Egg Stripping program allows students to witness a centuries-old technique of fish breeding. The Hatchery additionally offers programming with outreach options. Working in conjunction with Trout in the Classroom, the Hatchery is able to bring Egg Stripping programs into schools. Enrichment and Scout programs are also available. All programs include time indoors and outdoors. Please have your students dress appropriately for the weather. Programs run rain or shine.

Listed in Suffolk County Children's Afterschool and Weekend Programs and Classes, Nassau County Children's Afterschool and Weekend Programs and Classes
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
1660 Route 25A
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
(516)692-6768

Upcoming Events

Egg Taking Demonstrations
Saturday, October 20 - Sunday, October 21, Demonstrations at 1pm & 3pm

Egg Taking Demonstrations
Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28, Saturday 1pm; Sunday 1pm & 3pm

Haunted Hatchery
Saturday, October 27, 2-5pm

Egg Taking Demonstrations
Saturday, November 3 - Sunday, November 4, Demonstrations at 1pm & 3pm

Egg Taking Demonstrations
Saturday, November 10 - Sunday, November 11, Demonstrations at 1pm & 3pm

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, December 1, 5-7pm