NY Aquarium

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, ​hang outdoors with harbor seals, sea otters and penguins at the Sea Cliffs exhibit and be sure to catch the interactive sea lion show at the outdoor Aquatheater.


Located at the intersection of West 8th Street and Surf Avenue, the New York Aquarium is situated in close proximity to the Coney Island amusement parks and easily accessible by subway and car. During your visit, make sure to check out the award-winning Ocean Wonders: Sharks! Exhibit, where you can meet the fantastic sharks, rays, sea turtles, and more that live right off the Coney Island shore. Plus walk through a colorful coral reef as butterflyfish and zebra sharks swim above you. Don't miss out on the newest exhibit, Spineless, where you'll learn about the diversity of bizarre and beautiful invertebrates of our oceans, like the giant Pacific octopus, moon jellies, and Japanese spider crabs.


WCS parks provide families with a safe recreational space. Consistent with NY State/City and CDC guidance:

  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED OUTDOORS FOR UNVACCINATED GUESTS over the age of 2, in areas where social distancing cannot be maintained.

  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED INDOORS FOR ALL GUESTS over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status.

  • AS OF SEPT. 13, VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL GUESTS 12+ TO VISIT THE AQUARIUM. In following NYC Executive Orders, and due to the Aquarium entry and most experiences being indoors, all guests age 12 and older must show proof of vaccination (at least 1 shot) in order to enter the park. Children 11 years and younger are permitted to visit with a vaccinated adult chaperone.

For more information check the Know Before You Go page of their website.

602 Surf Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11224

(718) 265-3474

         Monday - Friday 10AM-4PM

         Weekends & Holidays 10AM-4:30PM