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Tickets for New York Aquarium

Dive in and explore the incredible diversity of the world’s oceans!

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Opening hours
Today:  10:00 - 16:30
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 16:30
Thursday:  10:00 - 16:30
Friday:  10:00 - 16:30
Saturday:  10:00 - 16:30
Sunday:  10:00 - 16:30
Monday:  10:00 - 16:30
  • Get a snorkeler's-eye view of colorful reef-dwelling marine life at Glover's Reef, including eels, rays, and clownfish
  • Get wrapped up in the 4-D theater experience, which combines 3-D film with sensory technology
  • Watch the California sea lions interact with their trainers in the daily shows at the Aquatheater

The New York Aquarium offers an intimate peek into the underwater world with a variety of aquatic displays, starring penguins, sea lions, sharks and more! From the Aquatheater's sea lion shows to the conservation-minded displays of Glover’s Reef, there's plenty to keep the most excitable budding marine biologist transfixed for hours!

Interested in fish of all sizes and colors? Then head to the Glover’s Reef display for a snorkeler’s-eye view experience.

And if you prefer your aquatic animals mammalian, don't miss the interactive sea lion show at the Aquatheater – they dance, swirl, and play. And you can end with a stroll along the Sea Cliffs, where penguins, seals, and otters chill on the rocky shores.

Hurricane Sandy in 2012 forced the aquarium to close part of the facilities, which are re-opening in summer 2018, featuring dazzling sea - and city - views.

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What's included
  • Entrance to the aquarium
  • Admission to all exhibitions and animal interactions such as 4-D Theater, feedings, and Aquatheater (availability and schedules are subject to weather, capacity, mechanical and/or animal-related issues)
  • Guided tour
  • Parking (available at the aquarium for an extra fee)

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

New York Aquarium
602,Surf Avenue, 11224, New York
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Accessible toilets available. A limited number of free wheelchairs are available for rent on a first come, first served basis
Additional info

Please note that during your visit, you may be videotaped or photographed by a WCS employee or authorized guest. Your admission serves as permission for use of your image by these parties.

Getting there

Take the F or Q train to the West 8th Street, line B36 to Surf Avenue and West 8th Street, or line B68 to Neptune Avenue and West 8th Street.

Insider tip

The aquarium is so devoted to its marine mission that when it opened at Coney Island it skipped the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony. Instead, it asked Annie, a black-footed penguin, to do the honors by biting into a wrapped smelt.

Head of Content
May 13, 2019
We loved it! Our grandchildren did, also!
Mar 28, 2019
Speedy no need to wait on line
Mar 18, 2019
I rated the rate of excellent simply because it was very easy and simple to purchase the tickets.
Dec 11, 2018
Nov 28, 2018
Best price!
Nov 10, 2018
It was very good
Oct 2, 2018
The sea lion show is outstanding!
The tunnel isn't out of this world but the live animals in their environment are a lot of fun to watch.
Oct 2, 2018
Small but the kids love it
Oct 1, 2018
Aquarium is very cool! Excellent sea lion show and new shark exhibit! Not many options for food though-you might be better off bringing your own snacks
Oct 1, 2018
Great experience for my little one. great discounted tickets.

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