About the New York Aquarium

Over 15 million people from all over the world live in New York. The city is so alive and full of fresh things to discover since the people combine many cultures and traditions. More than 260 different marine animal species can be found in the New York Aquarium. The aquarium is home to a variety of fascinating animals, including sharks, jellyfish, sturgeons, penguins, and harbor seals. Spend quality time with your loved ones at the New York Aquarium while learning about the species that call the waters home.

The facility occupies 14 acres and boasts 266 species of aquatic wildlife. Its mission is to raise public awareness about issues facing the ocean and its inhabitants with special exhibits, public events and research. The New York Seascape program, based out of the aquarium, is WCS’s local conservation program designed to restore healthy populations of marine species and protect New York waters, which are vital to the area’s economic and cultural vitality.The New York Aquarium consists of five exhibits: Aquatheater; Conservation Hall; Sea Cliffs; Spineless; and Ocean Wonders: Sharks.The original Bathysphere, a deep-sea submersible that made historic journeys underwater in the 1930s, is on display at the aquarium.

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Tickets cost $29.95 for those who are 13 or older, $26.95 for those who are 65 or older, and $24.95 for those who are between the ages of 3 and 10. Children under the age of two are admitted free of charge. When they show their ID at the entrance gate, active duty or reserve members of the US military will receive discounts. Wednesday admission is available after 3 PM for a donation of your choice. A free ticket for a later visit will be offered to everyone who receives a vaccination at the New York Aquarium.

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  • You can interact with the fascinating animals that make the deep ocean and fast rivers their home at the New York Aquarium.

  • See over 260 species of marine animals like sharks, sea otters, octopuses, and jellyfish that live at the aquarium.

  • Watch the sea lion shows or interact with marine life such as crabs and sea urchins.

  • From the Aquatheater's sea lion presentations to Glover's Reef's conservation-minded displays, these New York Aquarium tickets will keep even the most ardent and aspiring marine biologist enthralled for hours.

  • Get wrapped up in the 4D theater experience which combines the 3D film with sensory technology, included with your New York Aquarium tickets.

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  • Due to renovation, some parts of the aquarium are not accessible.
  • You can arrive at the aquarium within one hour of the entry time you select. For example, a 10:00am time spot means you must enter between 10:00 and 11:00am. Once you're here, stay as long as you would like.
  • Shoes and shirts are required for visiting the Aquarium. Due to limited space, guests cannot bring in beach equipment such as wagons, umbrellas or coolers.
  • Guests and staff may continue to wear masks for a variety of reasons, so please be kind and considerate of others.
  • For the health and safety of our animals, some Wild Encounters and other programs may still require masks.
  • Entry tickets are valid for a single visit. Reentry is not permitted.
  • All participants are required to show ID on arrival.
  • All international participants will have to share passport and visa details on arrival.
  • Entry for infants of ages 0 to 2 is free. Children between the ages of 3 to 12 will be charged a child ticket. People over 13 years old will be considered adults at the time of booking.
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Why Should You Book New York Aquarium Tickets Online?

Why Should You Book New York Aquarium Tickets Online?

The New York Aquarium ticket price varies according to the day of the week you wish to visit. It’s cheaper to come between Monday and Friday, so time your trip accordingly if you can.

  • If you come on a Wednesday after 3 PM, your New York Aquarium entry will be free.
  • You will need to book an advance timed ticket, which will be available to reserve from the Monday before at 3 PM. You will not be able to get in without one of these tickets as places are limited.
  • Booking your New York Aquarium tickets before you arrive is advisable if you want to secure your chosen time slot and date. It’s a popular place and tickets can sell out.
  • If you’re planning to visit during a weekday, you should check to see if you can get a Value Admission ticket instead.
  • By purchasing tickets online you can search for the cheapest offers too!

New york aquarium Combo tickets Options

New York Aaquarium Admission Ticket
New York Aaquarium Admission Ticket

Admission to all exhibits and animal encounters, including feedings, the 4-D Theater, and the Aquatheater (schedules are subject to change due to weather, capacity, mechanical, and/or animal-related difficulties).

Bronx Zoo + New York Aquarium
Bronx Zoo + New York Aquarium

Limited Admission tickets cost $26.95 (for those 13 and older) and $18.95 to enter the park exclusively (ages 3-12 yrs.) Children under the age of two are always free, too! * Seasonality affects some attractions. Also prone to unanticipated circumstances including bad weather, capacity restrictions, safety concerns, mechanical problems, and/or animal-related problems.

LEGOLAND New York + New York Aquarium
LEGOLAND New York + New York Aquarium

Admission to all exhibits and animal encounters, including feedings, the 4-D Theater, and the Aquatheater (schedules are subject to change due to weather, capacity, mechanical, and/or animal-related difficulties).
Normal ticket value: €81.61

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Checkout Great Exhibits
Checkout Great Exhibits

SEA CLIFFSThe New York Aquarium's Sea Cliffs outdoor exhibit has outdoor habitats that resemble the rocky seaside coastline.

OCEAN WONDERS: SHARKS!Through a tunnel filled with coral reefs and 115 unique species, including 18 different species

AQUATHEATERYou should check the schedule for the day of your visit to watch the different interactive displays between the trainers and the California sea lions because this next item at the New York Aquarium is outside and weather permitting.

SPINELESSSpineless, is a fascinating exhibition at the New York Aquarium including a variety of fascinating jellyfish species, and enormous Japanese spider crabs.

Animal Encounters
Animal Encounters

You can find a variety of outdoor, rocky beach exhibits here that feature penguins, sea otters, sea lions, and seals, sharks and rays, sea turtles, fish, jellyfish species, enormous Japanese spider crabs, and more, you may explore this indoor display.

Attend Events at New York Aquarium
Attend Events at New York Aquarium

PARTIES FOR CHILDREN'S BIRTHDAYST provide a range of birthday party options that meet your preferences, from the Bronx Zoo to the New York Aquarium.

CATERED EVENTSYour guests will be treated to an event to remember at the NY Zoos and Aquarium, whether it's a day at the zoo with a fun BBQ, a formal gala surrounded by our jungle animals, or a wedding next to our lemurs, crocodiles, and sea lions!

Learn from the Educational Programs
Learn from the Educational Programs

The Wildlife Conservation Society has the programme for you, whether your goal is to encourage a young person to get interested in wildlife or you are enthusiastic about animals and want to further your studies. We are happy to have options for people of diverse ages, educational backgrounds, and interests. Our brand-new educational spaces offer the ideal vantage point and chance to explore marine science. At the Aquarium, you can educate yourself about marine life and become an advocate for the ocean. Choose the next step in your conservation journey by looking into the programmes offered at the Aquarium and our four zoos throughout NYC.

Visit 4-D Theater
Visit 4-D Theater

One (1) 4-D admission is included with the purchase of a NY Aquarium ticket and is also included with Aquarium-specific Membership levels (Legacy, Aquarium-only, Zoos + Aquarium combo, Conservation Supporter, and above). It is not included with Zoos-only and IDNYC Membership plans, but discounted tickets can be purchased at the park. Inclusion of the 4-D Theater in the Wednesday Donation Admission (3pm-Closing).

Attend the Aquatheater Show
Attend the Aquatheater Show

The relationships our sea lions develop with their trainers are shown in this interactive display. They teach the animals actions that pique their curiosity and support their care. Weather permitting, every year. Seasonal changes affect the show schedule. For daily times, consult the schedule on the website or in the lobby. All five WCS sites in New York City—the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and New York Aquarium—display solely California sea lions. For breeding purposes, individuals are sporadically relocated between the parks to maintain a genetically sound and sustainable population.

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Location & Timing

Location602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224, USA

Timings

Monday to Friday: 10 AM to 5 PM (last entry at 4 PM)Saturday-Sunday: 10 AM to 5:30 PM (last entry at 4:30 PM)

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    $29.95/Adults | $24.95/Children | $26.95/Seniors and FREE for children 2 years old & under and FREE for members of the military.

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