Looking for a great place to take the kids a little off the beaten path? How about a trip where the ocean breezes keep you cool and the clear, fresh air of the ocean surrounds you? Yes, I’m talking about a trip down to the New York Aquarium. This iconic attraction is New York’s only aquarium. It is located right along the Boardwalk close to Coney Island, which recently reopened its long dormant amusement park. The aquarium features over 8,000 fishy creatures, and has made it its goal to educate visitors about ecosystems related to water and to encourage visitors to support and advocate preserving these very special habitats.
Summer hours at the aquarium are from May 29th – September 6th: 10am — 6pm weekdays and 10am — 7pm on weekends and Holidays. You can come by car and park in the parking lot for an extra fee, or you can come by subway. Take the F or Q train to West 8th Street station in Coney Island, Brooklyn, or you can take the N or D trains to the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue Station and walk two blocks to Surf Avenue, east of the station.
For more information you can visit the New York Aquarium’s official website.