On Sunday, January 8 at 2 p.m., come celebrate the hatching of the baby trout, one of the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium’s favorite events. Fun for all ages. Refreshments. General admission. Call the Hatchery at 516-692-6768 for further information.
The Hatchery, which after 99 years of operation as a State facility, opened as a private non-profit educational institution in 1982. Its visitors can tour two aquarium buildings which house many species of freshwater fish, aquatic reptiles and amphibians, all native to New York. There are six outdoor ponds where brook and rainbow trout are raised and sold to enthusiasts who use them to stock their ponds. In addition to the trout ponds, the Hatchery also maintains a warm water fish pond and a turtle pond. Catch & Keep Trout Fishing is a popular addition to Hatchery activities.
The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium is open year round, seven days a week, from 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June, July and August, open until 6: 00 p.m.