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Life in the Hudson: Fish

Grades K–5

The Hudson River is a diverse ecosystem — home to over 230 species of fish, including striped bass and seahorses.

Life in the Hudson introduces students to the local species in the Hudson River Estuary through hands-on activities in our Pier 57 Discovery Tank. The Discovery Tank is an interactive gallery and classroom with engaging games focused on our local waterways.

This field trip is available to book Tuesdays through Thursdays from November through March.

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Program Objectives:

  • Students will be able to define and identify the ecological significance of an estuary
  • Students will be able to identify fish and various other organisms in the Hudson River
  • Students will be able to identify adaptations fish use to survive in the Hudson River environment
  • Students will be able to define ways they can contribute to the health of the Hudson River and its wildlife

Program Information:

  • Program length: 90 minutes
  • Student capacity: 30 students per program
  • Cost: $200 (fee waivers available upon demonstration of need)
  • Teacher chaperones: One chaperone is required for every 10 students (1:10 ratio) at minimum

Program Activities:

  • Watershed Geography and Brackish Water Experiment
  • Fish Anatomy Activity
  • Hands-on exploration in our Pier 57 Discovery Tank

For details on program availability and location in the Park, please consult the calendar at the booking link above or contact