Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
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.