Fodor's Expert Review New York Aquarium

Brighton Beach and Coney Island Zoo/Aquarium Fodor's Choice
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 hundreds of aquatic species. At the Sea Cliffs, you can watch penguins, sea lions, sea otters, and seals 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 opened in summer 2018 and features 12 species of sharks including sand tiger sharks, nurse sharks, and sandbar sharks. The exhibit highlight is a 40-foot coral-reef tunnel that provides 360-degree views of an Indo-Pacific reef, and a 350,000-plus-gallon representation of the Hudson Canyon’s edge. Purchase tickets online for discounted rates.
Zoo/Aquarium Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

602 Surf Ave.
Brooklyn, New York  11224, USA

718-265–3474

www.nyaquarium.com

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Rate Includes: $12

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