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New York Aquarium

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New York Aquarium
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Come see the sea animals at the New York Aquarium!

Surf Ave and W. 8th St
Totonno's Pizza
Don't miss the animal feeding times or the show at the aquatheater
$10.75-$11.95 for adults, free for children 2 and under

New York City is home to some of the most famous zoos in the country. The Bronx Zoo is famous for being one of the best zoos in the world and the Central Park Zoo, while small, even has a Simon and Garfunkel song about it. But if you take the F or Q train out to Coney Island you can see one of the oft-forgotten jewels of the NYC Wildlife Conservation Society.


The NYC Aquarium houses quite a collection of aquatic animals, from adorable otters and penguins to stealthy sharks and rays. They have an aquatheater where you can enjoy watching seals and sea lions put on a show as well as a 4-D theater where you can see a 3-D movie and get out of the heat during the hottest parts of the summer. Come watch them feed the walruses and check out their conservation hall, too! You can even make a day of it and explore Coney Island, ride the Cyclone, and grab a pizza at Totonno’s all just a quick train ride away from Manhattan.

Opening hours

10:00 - 18:00

How to get there

Take the F or Q train to the W. 8th St station in Coney Island