As the only aquarium in New York City and part of the largest network of metropolitan wildlife parks in the country, the New York Aquarium holds a special place in the mission of the Wildlife Conservation Society - To save wildlife and wild places around the globe. The Aquarium is driven by a vision of a world where people understand the critical role the oceans play in human survival and the sensitivity of aquatic resources.
With exhibits featuring over 8,000 animals, the Aquarium offers diversity, superb viewing, and world-renowned scientific expertise that assures a rewarding experience and the knowledge that people can make a difference in the ocean world around them. Learn about animals living as far away as the Southwest coast of Africa and the Arctic to those found locally in our own Hudson River.
Whether you‘re getting wrapped up in the tentacles of our jellies in our brand new Alien Stingers exhibit, being awe-struck by our walruses in the rocky coastline of Sea Cliffs, or cheering on our California sea lions during their Aquatheater presentations, you‘re always close to some of the world‘s most amazing wildlife. You‘ll also see that our organization has depth beyond the great exhibits. We are a science-based conservation organization that has more expert researchers in the field than any other. Our scientists are studying wildlife in over 50 countries worldwide. By visiting the Aquarium, you are helping further our science and conservation mission. Together, we‘re making a difference.
Location: W. 8th St. at Surf Avenue, Brooklyn