New York Aquarium

New York Aquarium

The New York Aquarium is the only aquarium in the New York metro area and is located near the historic Coney Island beach and Amusement Park at the southern tip of Brooklyn. Hurricane Sandy wrecked havoc on the beloved landmark and it remained closed for many months. The Aquarium is now open to the public while going through a phase of re-building and renovation. However, some exhibits including “Explore the Shore,” “Alien Stingers,” and some parts of the “Sea Cliffs” remain closed while construction is going on.

There is still plenty to see at the New York Aquarium like the “Glover’s Reef”, “Conservation Hall” and the outdoor areas of “Sea Cliffs”. Also, do not miss the Sea Lion show at the Aquatheater. You will get to meet the Aquarium’s talented sea lions and their trainers during this 45 minute interactive, musical training demonstration!

A grand re-opening of the New York Aquarium is planned in 2016. An exciting new addition to the Aquarium was recently announced – the “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” exhibit which will be home to over 40 sharks!! This massive 57,000 sq.feet exhibit will have a tunnel that offers visitors a 360° view of the marine life which will include multiple species of fish, rays and sea turtles in addition to the sharks.

Where is the New York Aquarium?

The New York Aquarium is located at 602 Surf Ave, near the corner of West 5th St in Brooklyn, NY.
The closest subway station is West 8 St – New York Aquarium on the F or N line.

Hours of Operation

Fall/Winter/Spring hours: Sep 3, 2013 – May 23, 2014
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Summer hours: May 24 – Sep 2, 2014
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Last ticket into the Aquarium is sold 1 hour prior to closing.

Tickets to the New York Aquarium

During the renovation period till 2016, all tickets to the aquarium are sold for $9.95 each.

FREE or Pay what you Wish Admission to New York Aquarium

Every Friday in the summer from 4 PM until closing, you can get admission to the New York Aquarium by paying whatever you can afford to pay. The suggested payment during this time is $5, but it is okay even if you want to pay less than that.

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