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New York Aquarium

Surf Ave. & W. 8th St.

Thousands of exotic aquatic creatures reside in naturalistic habitats beside the ocean in Brooklyn's Coney Island. The newest draw here is Ocean Wonders: Sharks!, which shows off 100 shark species, teeth bared for all to see. You can also expect sea turtles and cownose rays, in addition to a variety of fish, and even a touch tank. Other attractions at Ocean Wonders include a recreated shipwreck and a dazzling tunnel-shaped walkway through a coral reef. The new Ocean Wonders building also features dining areas like a rooftop bar where you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of surrounding Brooklyn and the sea beyond. The nation's oldest continuously operating aquarium is also home to the NY Aquarium 4D Theater; the Aquatheater, an outdoor arena where you can watch sea lions perform tricks; the Sea Cliffs, where you can see penguins, otters, seals, and sea lions lounging on the rocks; and Conservation Hall, an aquarium full of species like the green moray eel.

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