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New York Aquarium Tickets

Meet and greet the fish, mammals, and reptiles of the deep blue sea in New York

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New York Aquarium FAQs

Yes! You can park onsite at the New York Aquarium. Parking rates are determined by the duration of your stay. Please note that all vehicles must vacate the parking lot by 5:00 PM.

If you are getting there by car, this address will take you straight to the parking lot: 602 Surf Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11224.

If driving to the New York Aquarium in the summer, cars are only permitted to turn left into the Aquarium parking lot and must approach heading WEST along Surf Ave (coming from Ocean Parkway).

While the New York Aquarium does offer onsite parking, the Big Apple has a fantastic public transport system that allows you to avoid traffic and parking.

  • Take the F or Q train to the West 8th St. station in Coney Island
  • Take the B36 bus to Surf Ave. and West 8th St
  • Take the B68 bus to Neptune Ave. and West 8th St

To enjoy everything the New York Aquarium has to offer, plan to spend between 2 and 2.5 hours.

While all visitors are required to have a date-specific ticket for entry, you can stay as long as you'd like during the regular hours of operation (which can vary depending on the season).

Tickets overview

  • See colorful fish, sharks, sea turtles, and other fascinating underwater creatures in their native habitat

  • Attend the aquarium's live feedings and shows featuring seals, sea lions, and other marine animals

  • Get hands-on with some of the marine life by visiting interactive touch tanks – gently touch creatures like sea stars, horseshoe crabs, and rays while learning about conservation

Ready to marvel at fascinating sea stars, seals, fish, and other underwater creatures? Book a ticket in advance to ensure you get a spot on the day of your visit.

Choose the right New York Aquarium tickets for you:

  • An entry ticket gets you access to all exhibitions, feedings, and interactions including touch pools, as well as admission to the 4D Theater and Aquatheater shows

General Information

  • Visitors under 17 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (age 18+)
  • Do not feed the animals or throw objects into exhibits and stay on public paths
  • Prohibited items include scooters, skateboards, bicycles, and balloons
  • Strollers are not allowed in indoor exhibits and the Aquatheater
  • Commercial photography or filming requires permission but you're welcome to take non-commercial photographs
  • Admission is free after 3:00 PM on Wednesdays, but advance-timed tickets are required
  • The park offers military discounts for active US military personnel and veterans
  • Hours vary by season. Be sure to look at the current schedule before your visit

Accessibility Information:

  • Only working service animals are permitted; emotional support animals are not allowed
  • Free wheelchairs are available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis
  • The park offers support and accommodations for guests with disabilities, including sensory sensitivities. Please check this page for more information
  • Quiet zones and headphone zones are identified throughout to aid those with sensory processing needs
  • Staff is trained to understand and support guests with sensory processing disorders
  • Personal Care Assistants (PCAs) are welcome to join disabled visitors – please make reservations in advance

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Juan,  United States United States
23 Feb 2024
Excellent
Fantástico excelente servicio rapido y eficiente .muy recomend
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David,  United States United States
02 Dec 2023
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Fun
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Anonymous
12 Feb 2024
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About: New York Aquarium

The New York Aquarium is the oldest of its kind in the US – it opened in 1896! It's located on the famous Coney Island boardwalk and hosts a variety of marine mammals like seals and otters, as well as jellyfish, sharks, penguins, and hundreds of other aquatic animals.

New York Aquarium
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Sunday 10:00 - 17:30
New York Aquarium
602,Surf Avenue, 11224, New York
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