New York Aquarium

Local nameNew York Aquarium
LocationBrooklyn, New York City, United States

The New York Aquarium is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States, located on the Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. It was founded at Castle Garden in Battery Park, Manhattan in 1896, and moved to Coney Island in 1957. The aquarium is operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society as part of its integrated system of four zoos and one aquarium, most notably the Bronx Zoo. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

As part of WCS, the aquarium's mission is to save wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.

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Opening hours

Summer hours (May 28 - Sep 5): 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Winter hours (Sep 6 - May 27): 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last entry: 1 hour prior to closing.


Ages 3 and up: $11.95 ($10.75 online)

Friday late afternoon, starting at 3:00 p.m., admission is by pay-what-you-wish donation

More information and contact


Official website




Phone +1 718 265 2663

Address Surf Avenue & West 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224, USA

Coordinates 40°34'27.636" N -73°58'32.457" E

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