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

Backyard Birds
Friday, April 19, 11am-3pm

Spring Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20, 10:30am-12pm

Hatchery Tours
Monday, April 22, 11:00 AM

Live Animal Encounters
Monday, April 22, 2:00 PM

Trout Feeding Demonstrations
Monday, April 22, 1pm & 3pm

Nature's Gardeners
Tuesday, April 23, 11am-3pm

Hatchery Tours
Wednesday, April 24, 11:00 AM

Live Animal Encounters
Wednesday, April 24, 2:00 PM

Trout Feeding Demonstrations
Wednesday, April 24, 1pm & 3pm

Animal Tracks: Who's Been Here?
Thursday, April 25, 11am-3pm

Fish Hatchery Spring Festival
Saturday, April 27, 10am-4:30pm

Happy Mother's Day
Sunday, May 12, All day.

Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation Day
Saturday, June 1, 10am-4pm

Happy Father's Day
Sunday, June 16, All day.