If you’re looking for some special Halloween activities for young children, the Haunted Hatchery is the place to visit. Crafts, refreshments and friendly goblins, make it more fun than scary, so afterwards, tots and toddlers should sleep tight. The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Rte 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, is offering the following Halloween activities: Oct 27 through Oct 31st, from 10:00am – 4:30pm, every visitor wearing a costume will receive one mini fish food funtainer. On Saturday, Oct. 27 , from 5 pm – 7 pm, is the day of The Haunted Hatchery: visitors take part in the haunted events, eye spooky black catfish, pumpkin seed sunfish, do crafts, etc. and there are refreshments for all. Kids in costumes receive an extra treat. In addition to the Halloween activities, on Sat., Oct. 27 & Sun. Oct. 28 , at 1:00 pm and again at 3:00 pm, visitors can witness the centuries old process of trout reproduction at the Hatchery.
For further information, call 516-692-6768 or visit www.CSHFHA.org.
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 favorite Hatchery activity. 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: p.m. CSHFHA, 1660 Rte 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 For further information, call 516-692-6768, WWW.CSHFHA.org