New York Aquarium

The New York Aquarium moved to its present location in Coney Island in 1957. Today Aquarium exhibits feature over 8,000 specimens of sea life.

The New York Aquarium is located on Surf Avenue & West 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224. The Aquatheater uses the Atlantic Ocean as its backdrop.

The New York Aquarium may be reached by subway by taking the D train to Stillwell Avenue station, or the F or Q train to the West 8th Street station in Coney Island, Brooklyn. A pedestrian overpass right outside the station leads directly to the Aquarium entrance.

Bus riders take the B36 to Surf Avenue and West 8th Street; or B68 to Surf Avenue and West 5th Street, and walk 3 blocks west.

When traveling by car from Manhattan: take the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, I-278 to the Belt Parkway, east to Exit 7. Turn right onto Ocean Parkway, which becomes Surf Avenue.

The New York Aquarium is near Coney Island’s Astroland Amusement Park and the Boardwalk.

The New York Aquarium is open year-round, but hours vary by season. General information is available by calling (718) 265-FISH. You may also visit the website at http://nyaquarium.com. Admission prices at this time are Adults-$12.00, Children (2-12 years)-$8.00 and Seniors over 65-$8.00. Children under 2 years of age are admitted free. Tickets may be purchased online at the website. Parking is $10.00 for both cars and buses with no bus parking allowed on weekends. The Wildlife Conservation Society reserves the right to change all fees without notice.

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