New York Aquarium, Brooklyn

2.4
#5 of 24 in Parks in Brooklyn
See diverse marine life at New York Aquarium, an urban wildlife oasis. The aquarium is among the oldest of its kind in the United States, and it displays marine species from all over the world. You can also see coral reefs, penguins, piranhas, sea otters, and many more creatures. In good weather, the aquarium's sea lions and their trainers perform daily shows for the visitors. Additional entertainment is provided by the aquarium's 4-D cinema. All attractions are available with general admission. For an additional fee, you can park at the aquarium's parking lot, but the complex is also easily accessible by bus and subway. Add New York Aquarium and other attractions to your Brooklyn trip itinerary using our Brooklyn travel route builder website .
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  • New York Aquarium’s extraordinary Ocean Wonder: Sharks! will replace your fear of sharks w/ love & admiration. The 57,500-square-foot building holds 784,000 gallons of water, where 12 species of shark...  more »
  • Shark tank is very nice with a lot of explanations about shark and fish anatomy and physiology. Seals and penguins pools are outside and during hot days you may not see the animals. 2-3 hours should b...  more »
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  • The new shark building is very neat. The facts are very educating. The tanks were organized nicely. I enjoyed how the tanks were decorated and filled with animals that would be found in that area. The sea lion show was very nice, teaching people not to litter and to recycle which was a very good way of spreading awareness. Overall I liked the aquarium and would come back many times.
  • Wonderful experience! Visited on a Saturday afternoon, everyone moved through at a good pace! Shark Encounter was AMAZING! Very interesting and educational! Fun for all ages! When exiting the subway, take a RIGHT to go to the NY Aquarium/Coney Island or you will walk around a long, block. 🦈🐡🐠

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