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New York Aquarium

  • 602 Surf Ave. Map It
  • Coney Island
  • Zoo/Aquarium
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/26/2015

Fodor's Review

The oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States is run by the Wildlife Conservation Society; its mission is to save wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, and education. The aquarium occupies 14 acres of beachfront property and is home to 266 aquatic species. At the Sea Cliffs, you can watch penguins, sea lions, sea otters, seals, and walrus frolic: the best action is at feeding time. The Conservation Hall and Glovers Reef building is home to marine life from Belize, Fiji, and all over the world, including angelfish, eels, rays, and piranhas. The new Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit will bring hundreds more species, including nurse sharks, to the aquarium. Expected to be completed sometime in 2017, along with the reopening of facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the highlight will be a coral-reef tunnel that provides 360-degree views of this underwater universe. Purchase tickets online for discounted rates.

Sight Information

Address:

602 Surf Ave., at W. 8th St., Brooklyn, New York, 11224, USA

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Phone:

718-265–3474

Sight Details:

  • $11.95

Published 06/26/2015

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