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Via Aquarium

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93 W Campbell Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306-6800
+1 518-280-5100
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Good to visit around Schenectady

Good place for kids specially, but I enjoyed to spend some time in aquarium alone also. Took me... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ashima B
via mobile
Worth the price

The trip was worth the price but if they’d charged more, it wouldn’t be. They had some cool... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
camry0607
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Glens Falls, New York
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Experience the wonders of the ocean in your backyard! The Via Aquarium is the capital regions only full scale aquarium. Explore over 25,000 square feet of oceanic treasure as you and your family embark an exciting self-guided tour visiting over 2,000 creatures of the sea.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (6 reviews)
“small sharks” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
93 W Campbell Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306-6800
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+1 518-280-5100
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"gift shop"
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"horseshoe crabs"
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"my favorite part"
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"hours walking"
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"kids will love"
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"interesting fish"
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"great for kids"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good place for kids specially, but I enjoyed to spend some time in aquarium alone also. Took me around 1 hour to cover the aquarium.

Thank Ashima B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trip was worth the price but if they’d charged more, it wouldn’t be. They had some cool exhibits. My favorite was the sting rays. It was a fun experience and I would recommend it.

Thank camry0607
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

My daughter found this place on line while trying to find something close to the VT border for a weekend trip. I kept reading about how small it is, and it is, but it is very nice! Lots of information at each tank. They also...More

3  Thank Kathy73k
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

What a great place and so interactive. Clean, great staff, awesome exhibits and the stingrays! We spent about 2 hours and it was very well spent!

Thank Nikki B
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Ok my family enjoyed our visit we have been to many aquariums and this was not the biggest, not the best, but it was still a nice little aquarium it took about an hour to go threw, and yes it was a little pricy but...More

1  Thank Heather812ck
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

During a recent business trip we had an evening reception in the aquarium. It was wonderful, we enjoyed all the creative space, unique exhibits and touching, the stingrays as they swim in their pool. This aquarium is a wonderful reuse of a retail mall, at...More

Thank Mike E
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Recently visited the aquarium with a professional group at a conference in Schenectady. This and the adjacent Via Entertainment area was an evening option. What a surprising and wonderful place! There was an interesting assortment of fish and other water creatures, presented in an interesting...More

Thank KarenGeneva
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Was surprised to find out there is an aquarium here, and even more surprised at how great it was! Beautiful tanks of fish, and even a hands-on area which would be especially great for kids. Price wasn't bad at all either.

Thank TDD00
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I read some of the TripAdvisor reviews ahead of time and I wasn’t completely sure which side of the fence it would fall on...underwhelmed and overpriced, or fun and worth the visit? We went on a windy, cold day and had a fantastic visit. The...More

1  Thank novastar10
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

It’s ok. Very small. Petting tanks are very nice. The glass tunnels of fish are fun, but small. Worth a visit, especially if you haven’t been to any of the big aquariums

1  Thank Marionette5
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Gerardo G
26 June 2018|
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Response from LAFAMILLEG11231 | Reviewed this property |
Yes $14 ad $10 ch it’s a bit small but a nice stop Also small Ray tank where kids can touch
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schwabcarol
14 August 2017|
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Response from Barretomjj | Reviewed this property |
No it's not walking distance. You have about 15-20 minutes drive. Albany have Uber which can take you there.
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