Your support is vital to building our future. Contributions support improvements to the facility and education programming directly. The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium accepts Donations via PayPal. We accept donations of any amount. When we receive your donation, we will send you a written thank you acknowledging your fully tax deductible donation. Additionally you will be mentioned in our annual report.
The Hatchery is a not-for-profit environmental education center. More than 50,000 visitors including school, scout and many other types of groups learn about Long Island’s various freshwater environments. Since our education programs depend entirely on the support of memberships, admissions, and some key grant supported projects, we must add to our list of members, in order to keep these programs functioning.
Please join us! Membership offers one year of free admission, quarterly newsletters, invitations to special events, discounts on seasonal programs for children, and discounts in our gift shop.
The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium offers volunteer opportunities for adults and high school students. Volunteers are needed to help out with the care of our animals, and or to assist at the Hatchery’s special events and educational programs. No experience is necessary, training will be provided by members of the Hatchery’s staff.
The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium is home to the largest living collection of New York State freshwater fishes, reptiles and amphibians. Sponsoring an animal is great for gifts, children, adults, families, scout groups and schools. The money donated to the “Sponsor an Animal” program goes toward enhancing the livelihood of our animals by aiding in purchasing food, maintaining the exhibit habitat, assisting in veterinary care, and expanding our educational programming.
All sponsors will receive a 4x6 color photo and fact sheet about the animal, a certificate of sponsorship, and recognition on our sponsor's board.
Please print and fill out the Sponsorship Form below, then bring it with you during your next visit to the Hatchery or mail it to:
Attn: Sponsor an Animal
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
1660 Route 25A
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
To sponsor an animal online, please follow the instructions after clicking button below. You will be taken to an online Sponsorship Form and be able to submit payment via Paypal:
If you would like to sponsor an animal that is not listed, please contact the Hatchery so we may assist you: (516) 692-6768
The Hatchery sells brook and rainbow trout for stocking purposes. If you are interested in purchasing trout, contact Steve DeSimone, Director, at (516) 692-6768. Trout pricing and delivery charges are subject to change. Please contact the Hatchery for the most up to date pricing. We’ll deliver a few dozen for backyard ponds or hundreds for sportsmen clubs. Place your orders early to ensure your preferred delivery date.