New York Aquarium Coney Island
Where is it at?
New York Aquarium
Surf Avenue at West 8th Street
Tel: 718 265-3474
Where are we going today?
Who is ready to explore the oceans and the waters of the Earth! Don't worry kids, at New York Aquarium you don't even have to get wet to really come face to face with the weird and wonderful creatures that live below the waters surface.
Kids can enjoy interactive shows at the Aquatheater, there sea lions are in the forefront and kids can really see the bonds that they have with the trainers, and how clever they really are!
It's a great way for kids to really learn about the sea lions too, and watch them in a natural style environment.
The Conservation Hall is where kids can enjoy a snorkler's eye view of colorful marine life, and see what really happens in a coral reef. With different species of fish of all different shapes, sizes and colors, it's a fun experience even for the smallest of kids!
Let's not forget the Sea Cliffs exhibit at New York Aquarium, where kids can spot many ocean species that live among the rocky shores. The penguins will be playing, when they are not using the cliffs for nesting, and the seals, sea otters and walrus can be found as they rest out of the water!
What would an aquarium be without sharks and rays, and New York Aquarium is no different! Here, kids can learn that not all sharks are agressive, and a lot of species shouldn't be considered a danger to people at all! even the San Tiger Sharks that swim with their mouth open!
New York Aquarium have fun animal feedings which allow kids to see another side of these cute creatures, as well as 4D Theater experience that is unlike anything they have ever experienced before!
So what are you waiting for, kids? The wonders of under the ocean are waiting, and it's all at this New York Aquarium!
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 2 years and US Military
When can we go?
10am - 4:30pm over winter. 6pm close summer
Kids have a great time at the aquarium, and at a discounted rate of $8.95! Just book 2 weeks in advance and they can enjoy amazing programs that can teach them about the ocean first hand!.
There is a main dining area, as well as vending carts with ice cream, snacks, hot dogs and more!.
Any Top Tips?
Check the daily schedule at the beginning of your day, so you don't miss any feedings or events!.
Doing our bit
They are always working with conservationists to protect our wildlife and the oceans!.
Need a little extra help?
All of the buildings and exhibits are wheelchair accessible, and some of the exhibits do have low light, ramps and assistive listening.
The last entry is 60 minutes prior to closing.
What people are saying?
by Zyggi Salnik
The aquarium is small, overpriced and crowded. Just few exhibitions. It took me 30 minutes to see all of the attractions. We didn't see the show though.
by Janik Zikovsky
Underwhelming - it was small and crowded. You can go through it in less than an hour. Maybe once the Sandy repairs are done, it will get better...
by Aner Alexander
I will keep coming back. Food and service was great.
by Jennifer Hernandez
So many different sea animals. Some exhibits make you feel as if you were in the water with them. They also have shows, and kids can watch the seals being fed. A great place to stop when in Brooklyn. Plus, the beach is right there as well as the amusement parks, so if you want to spend the whole day and night in Coney Island, make sure you add this as well.
by Jeffrey Diamond
Took my young niece there during the summer and we had a blast. She enjoyed all the shows and even got to touch sea lion. Though she had fun I was a bit disappointed as to what they had on display. From what I understand budget cuts have hurt as well as Sandy.
I hope once Coney Island is restored the Aquarium will return to its past grander.