New York Aquarium

Aquarium in Brooklyn: Coney Island & Brighton Beach

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This kid-friendly aquarium lets you peek at an ocean’s worth of creatures. The sea-lion show is the big draw, taking place in an outdoor Aquatheater with stadium seating. An ambitious, 500,000-gallon tank entitled 'Ocean's Wonders: Sharks!' opened in mid-2018. Please note that animal welfare experts say being kept in captivity is stressful for sharks.