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.
New York AquariumSurf Ave. & W. 8th St.
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NYC's Best Outdoor Movie Screenings for Summer 2019
New York is obsessed with movies, and we’re very glad it is. City parks and rooftops fill with picnic blankets and cinephiles throughout all five boroughs every summer, taking in movies from black-and-white classics to international hits to superhero blockbusters.
Where to Find Outdoor Concerts This Summer in NYC
When the weather gets warm, the city spills outside to enjoy every moment of its hard-won good weather. In the next few months, you can take a trip to Coney Island or linger in Central Park to hear musical acts from Cardi B to Dead & Company to Morrissey. Here are some of the best places to listen to live music and boost your vitamin D at the same time in New York City.
State-of-the-Art Shark Tank to Open at New York Aquarium
A major project is almost complete at the New York Aquarium: a new building full of massive shark tanks. Ocean Wonders: Sharks! opens June 30 and brings 100 shark species, teeth bared for all to see.