New York Aquarium

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:New York Aquarium
Description:This is a wonderful, mid-size aquarium located at the tip of Coney Island in Brooklyn. It's part of the Wildlife Conservation Society so membership is a great thing! For more than a century, WCS has inspired care for nature, pioneered environmental education programs, and helped sustain biological diversity. Throughout its rich history, the Society has remained an integral part of New York City's cultural life and a leader in teaching biology and science in both the U.S. and worldwide.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:Surf Avenue at West 8th Street
Address 2:
City:Brooklyn
State/Province:NY
Zip Code:11224-2899
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Summer hours, May 29–Sept 6
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday
10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Weekends & Holidays
Fall hours, Sept 7–Oct 31
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday
10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Weekends & Holidays
Winter hours, Nov 1–April 1
10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Daily
Last entry into the Aquarium is 45 minutes prior to closing.
Admission:Parking is costly at $13 per day but extending your trip past the aquarium to Coney Island boardwalk is worth it. Adult $13.00 Child (Ages 3 12) $9.00 Senior (65+) $10.00 Groups* $6.00 Children under 3 years old are always free! Admission on Fridays beginning at 3:00 p.m. is by donation.
Telephone:(718) 265-3474
Website:http://www.nyaquarium.com/
R E V I E W S
Khadijah M., Co-op Member
It is a very small aquarium. You will go through the aquarium and the outside tanks very quickly. I found it to be expensive for the size plus the additional parking costs. It is still going through construction especially because of the damages from Super Storm Sandy. The boardwalk is accessible from the aquarium and within walking distance to the beach, amusement parks and plenty of things to see and do to make it a nice day a Coney Island. If you do decide to go, I would definitely suggest Nathan's Famous Restaurant (a few blocks away) for a bite to eat.
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