Max Guliani


Junior Explorers

Grades K-2


Spring field trips are now open.  Apply here




Pier 63 Chelsea

Pier 84 Maritime Entertainment District

Bring your youngest campers to explore the Hudson River! This program allows budding scientists to investigate various Park animals with scientific inquiry and nature-inspired crafts.

Wildlife Themes:

  • Fish – Learn all about Hudson River fish species like the Striped Bass
  • Birds – Discover native bird species and their unique feeding behaviors
  • Butterflies – Explore the anatomy and life cycle of butterflies


  • Students will learn the basic anatomy and life cycle of Hudson River Park wildlife
  • Students will learn about the behavior and habitat of Hudson River Park wildlife
  • Students will humanely interact with live animals from the Hudson River (e.g. fish, mud crabs, shrimp, snails, etc.)

What teachers say about the program

  • “It was well-organized and the kids had a blast! The craft was wonderful seeing as they got to take home something, along with the fish posters and tattoos.  They also loved being able to see the animals from the river.” -Kindergarten Teacher, Bronx