New York Aquarium

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by virgoleanne on July 19, 2004

My sister and I went to the aquarium on July 4th, so needless to say it was packed. We had planned on spending more time at Coney Island but there were too many people to truly enjoy it. My recommendation would be to visit during the week when its likely to be less crowded.

The aquarium starts you out with a tour of ocean life in tanks. They have a large stingray tank followed by smaller tanks full of more obscure species. It's a bit tough to see since most people cluster in front of the tanks to get a better look. For this reason, we made a quick tour of the aquarium before heading back to Manhattan.

I enjoyed seeing the odd, bright yellow seahorses. I couldn't resist buying a stuffed yellow seahorse from the gift shop.

Getting to the New York Aquarium is pretty easy and even has its own subway stop. Take either the D train to the Stillwell Avenue station or the F or Q train to the West 8th Street/Aquarium station in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

The hours vary by season so check out the NY Aquarium hours and rates page.

New York Aquarium
Surf Avenue at West 8th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11224

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