Nassau/Suffolk border at Rtes. 25A & 108. Environmental education center and demonstration hatchery. Open daily year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and Easter Sunday. Two buildings with tanks and aquariums, eight outdoor tanks. Largest collection of native freshwater fish, turtles and amphibians in the state. Fee. (516-692-6768)
After almost a hundred years as a trout hatchery, the Cold Spring Fish Hatchery and Aquarium now operates as a non-profit education center.
*Covid-19 update: Aquariums and zoos are considered by NYS to be low risk, and are permitted to operate with restrictions. All facilities at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery are open from 10-5 daily and visitors are welcome. Please act courteously and practice social distancing. Masks must be worn indoors or when in close proximity to others.