There isn't a kid in Brooklyn who won't love watching Duke the Sea Lion doing acrobats or Ayveg the Walrus waving to a crowd. These performing marine mammals are only some of the 350 different aquatic species that live in the New York Aquarium.
The New York Aquarium originally opened on December 10, 1896 in lower Manhattan. In 1957, it moved to its current 14-acre location in Coney Island, where visitors of all ages come to see the oceanic wildlife.
Today, besides a variety of sea-related exhibits, the New York Aquarium holds sea lion and walrus shows, has a Deep Sea 3-D ride, and offers a variety of educational programs for kids. Daily feedings are popular, too, as visitors can watch sharks, penguins, walruses, and sea otters gobbling down their food. On the weekends, the Aquarium often hosts special family events.New York Aquarium Location
- Admission: $12/adults, $8/children and seniors
- Phone: (718) 265-FISH
- Open weekdays 10am to 5pm in the fall and spring
- Open weekends 10am to 5:30pm in the fall and spring
- Open weekends and weekdays 10am to 4:30pm in the winter
- Open weekdays 10am to 6pm in the summer
- Open weekends 10am to 7pm in the summer