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Explore local wildlife and waterways at the Pier 57 Discovery Tank!

The Park’s Discovery Tank is an interactive technology-powered gallery and classroom at Pier 57 that is free for the public to enjoy, with weekly Guided Gallery hours led by our River Project team.

Join us in the Discovery Tank to explore beneath the surface of the Hudson River through immersive games and meet the fascinating critters who call our local waterways home.

This Month’s Theme: Plankton

Budding scientists of all ages can dive into hands-on STEM activities focused on monthly themes to learn about the environment from our knowledgeable River Project team.

Get excited for a new theme each month—our full schedule for 2024 is listed below:

  • February: Plankton
  • March: Oysters
  • April: Migration
  • May: Birds
  • June: Fish
  • July: Crabs
  • August: Pollinators
  • September: Climate Change
  • October: Trees and Foliage
  • November: Compost
  • December: Park History
Two people play with interactive features at the Discovery Tank at Pier 57

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Friday, Feb 09
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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Claws up for Crab Week

Crab Week is a weeklong crustacean celebration from July 14-20.

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