Come face to face with native Hudson River wildlife in the Wetlab! Visit anytime between 11:00 AM–3:00 PM.
Our flow-through aquarium houses dozens of species of New York fish and invertebrates all caught within the Park as part of an ongoing ecological survey. The Wetlab is a rotating live exhibit as animals are released throughout the season to ensure that their behaviors are minimally impacted.
Drop in and take a tour with our River Project staff to see this unique attraction and answer your questions about local wildlife. Join us for a tour between 11:00 AM–3:00 PM. Please note that at this time, we are asking that all guests to the Wetlab please wear masks and observe social distance.
If you can’t make it to Pier 40, keep an eye out on Instagram Live @hudsonriverpark because we will be streaming special live feeding events and species spotlights.
Meet Hudson River wildlife at the Wetlab, our research aquarium that is free & open to the public!
The Park’s Wetlab aquarium features Hudson River wildlife and provides guided tours for visitors of all ages. During Wetlab Look-ins, you can join a drop-in tour led by our River Project team to learn more about fascinating local wildlife including oyster toadfish, lined seahorses and blue crabs.
Our Wetlab opens each year in June and features a rotating exhibit of fish and invertebrates that are collected in the Park as part of an ongoing fish ecology survey. Animals are also regularly released throughout the season to ensure that their behaviors are minimally impacted, meaning there’s always something new to explore at the Wetlab!
Want to learn more about local wildlife? Check out our Virtual Wetlab, which is a digital field guide featuring the most common species of fish, invertebrates and reptiles commonly found in our Wetlab.