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Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium

1660 Route 25A Cold Spring Harbor , NY 516-692-6768

Tiny the snapping turtle at the Cold Spring

Tiny the snapping turtle at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium.

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Type:

Zoo, Kids, Birthday party venues

Price:

$6 general admission, $4 ages 3-12 and over 65, free under 2. Birthday party packages start at $250 on weekdays and $300 on weekends; see website for more options.

Description:

The hatchery, first opened by the state in 1883, became a nonprofit educational facility in 1982. You'll see freshwater fish and amphibians. You'll also see the state's largest collection of freshwater turtles - including one with two heads and a snapping variety that weighs 79 pounds. Catch and keep trout fishing available year-round.

Hours:

10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily., extended hours June-Aug. open Sat & Sun from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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