The New York Aquarium is home for marine life and a center for aquatic
science and conservation research. It's part of the (WCS) Wildlife Conservation
Society (which is also responsible for our Bronx
Zoo, Central Park and Queens
Over 350 species of aquatic wildlife and over 8,000 specimens reside
at the NY Aquarium which sits on 14 acres by the sea in Coney
It's the oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States.
On December 10th, 1896, it opened its doors for the first time in
lower Manhattan in what is now known as Battery
Park. After moving from that location it temporarily resided
at our Bronx Zoo until the new aquarium was built in 1957 at its
present location in Coney Island Brooklyn.
The Aquarium is a treat for the whole family. You'll find yourself
captivated and mesmerized by the ManRays swimming and soaring within
their tanks; the sharks are so huge and close up that you'll thank
the heavens for the shield which keeps you apart; the Walruses are
truly curious as they'll come right up to the glass and check you
out; '& of course there are all the other sea creatures which
will keep your young ones' eyes glued to the waters before them.
So if you're in the area then definitely pay the NY Aquarium a visit!
For additional information: 718-265-FISH
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