Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, Cold Spring Harbor

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The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium is a non-profit environmental education center dedicated to educating its visitors about the freshwater ecosystems of New York State. It was founded in 1883 in Cold Spring Harbor, New York as a state trout hatchery, and served in that capacity until 1982, when it was reopened as a non-profit educational center by the Friends of the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, Inc. Facilities include two aquarium buildings that feature New York State freshwater reptiles, fish and amphibians, and eight outdoor ponds with trout in various stages of development, as well as some with local fish. Catch and keep trout fishing is available year-round.

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium offers environmental education programs for schools and groups and summer camp programs.
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  • The whole place is not very big, but was very entertaining for the kids. Lots of snakes, turtles, reptiles, and fish in tanks, but also the hatchery outside. For the hatchery you should absolutely.....  more »
  • Really an enjoyable place to take kids. There is a church in the back with a gorgeous pond right there, and some hiking trails. One even leads way up the hill to a historic cemetery! That was a really cool surprise for the kids. Staff was great. Will definitely come back!
  • We have been here before and this is our second time here. We came for the advertising of fishing! Well very disappointed as we drove 30 minutes to be told only 12 poles are allowed and you can wait and see if someone finishes before the session end. No such luck. Don't waste a drive for it when they advertise. Better chance to go get your own pole and go elsewhere!

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