The Only Aquarium in NYC Right in Coney Island
Animal lovers far and wide are drawn to the New York Aquarium in Coney Island for an up-close look at the many wonders of marine sea life. Operating on the mission of inspiring visitors to join in protecting local waters and saving wildlife and wild places around the globe, the aquarium annually ranks as one of the best things to do in Brooklyn for families. Get an underwater view of the abundant sea life on Glover’s Reef, take pictures of the lovable walruses lounging about at the Sea Cliffs exhibit and be sure to catch the interactive sea lion show at the outdoor Aquatheater.
Located where West 8th Street intersects with Surf Avenue, the New York Aquarium is situated in close proximity to the Coney Island amusement parks and easily accessible by subway and car. As part of the largest network of metropolitan wildlife parks in the nation, this vital local institution provides an array of captivating programming experiences including a 4D theater, rotating special exhibits, educational kids camps and the ever-popular sea otter, penguin and walrus feedings.
Visit the New York Aquarium in Coney Island this year, and keep an eye out for the opening (scheduled for 2018) of a 57,000-square-foot addition housing over 100 species of marine life including the anticipated Ocean Wonders: Sharks!
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