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    New York Aquarium
    New York Aquarium
    602 Surf Ave
    Zip Code:
    (718) 265-3474
    Coney Island

    Situated on 14 acres by the sea in Coney Island, the New York Aquarium is home to over 350 species of aquatic wildlife and over 8,000 specimens. As part of the Wildlife Conservation Society (add), the Aquarium continues its mission to raise public awareness about issues facing the ocean and its inhabitants with its Educational programs, public events and research. The Education department offers programs throughout the year, including Camps, Family Programs, and volunteer opportunities. Visit our website and get WILD with us!


    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 27-Feb-2020
    Subject:  NY Aquarium in the winter?
    Comment:  I took my grandkids, aged 2.5 and 1 in December on a Friday morning and they had a great time. It wasn't too cold and we enjoyed the outdoor sealion show, and brought our picnic lunch to eat on the boardwalk. Winters are great because it's not too crowded and there are plenty of spaces in the parking lot. I agree with the poster who recommended buying the membership. I often walk to the Prospect Park Zoo year round with the kids.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 27-Feb-2020
    Subject:  NY Aquarium in the winter?
    Comment:  We took our son when he was about 10 months and loved it! The boardwalk is fun too. Wednesdays afternoon is pay what you can day.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 27-Feb-2020
    Subject:  NY Aquarium in the winter?
    Comment:  Highly recommend! We just went with our 7 month old and he loved it!! Took us about an hour to slowly do it all then we went out for Georgian food nearby.One tip would be to buy the Wildlife Conservation Society pass for you and your partner, baby is free. You get access to the aquarium and all nyc zoos for a year and includes special exhibits. It pays for itself in 3ish visits.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 28-Mar-2019
    Subject:  Overnight at the museum programs?
    Comment:  My boys’ Scout troop did an overnight at the aquarium’s new shark exhibit—they loved it.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 30-Dec-2010
    Subject:  Review from Birthday Party Survey, 2010
    Comment:  Age of Child 3Reason for Choice: of special interest to my child,, , , conveniently locatedNot included in the Party Package: private use of the venue (meal may have been in a private room but bulk of the party was in a shared space), invitations, food for kids, party bags, cake,Cost Per Child: 0-$10DO you recommend? (Choices: Highly/Recommend/DoNot) RecommendOther Info: It was very much "DIY," so I had to do a lot of the organizing myself. I just contacted the Aquarium and pre-purchased a block of tickets at their "group rate" ($6 per person). I gave out the tickets to our party guests who had RSVP'd, and they all met us