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Via Aquarium, Schenectady

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Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
Located in historic Rotterdam NY, VIA aquarium celebrates aquatic biodiversity with exhibits, experiences, and public programs designed to connect people of all ages with our planets aquatic creatures.

Explore vivid underwater worlds across 37 exhibits. From local favorites to the deepest depths of the ocean, explore our planet's oceans and rivers all in your own backyard on this self-guided exploration. Watch our Sharks swim overhead while schools of fish surround you in their immersive tunnel tanks. Feel the soft, smooth skin of a stingray as they swim right up to your hand in Stingray Bay. Take your family on an unforgettable journey. For school teachers and homeschoolers alike VIA aquarium is a fantastic resource for all your needs. Your students can explore 25,000 square feet of oceanic treasure as your group embarks an exciting guided tour visiting over 2,000 creatures of the sea.
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  • My wife and I went here after our original plans had to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though a few of their interactive exhibits were closed in compliance with CDC guidelines, there was.....  more »
  • My wife and I visited for the first time today. What a great aquarium! I've never seen arawanas in an aquarium before. A lot if great exhibits including a tunnel a visitor walks through while fish...  more »
  • Awesome aquarium! Very clean and well taken care of. Touch tanks were a hit. Great for all ages. Definitely worth the money!
  • I love it here!! It's a wonderful and clean environment. The fish appear to be well taken care of and there is so much information on the ocean and ways to protect it. A great place to come on a free day.

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