Calling all ghosts and goblins, spiders and bones, the Hatchery’s open for an evening roam….
On Thursday, October 27, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, The Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium will hold its first Halloween Adventure. Families are welcome to take part in the haunted events. Included are flashlight sightings of spooky black catfish that swim in the inky outdoor ponds and gawking at pumpkin seed sunfish that live in the Aquarium tanks. Working one’s way around the Hatchery’s holdings will give spirits, former trout stripping staff, roused from the Hatchery’s 128 year old past, a chance to tell their tall tales while answering visitor questions. Refreshments for all and for kids in costumes an extra treat. For further information contact the Hatchery at 516-692-6768.
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.