Must-See Coney Island
by nycgo.com staff, 05/13/2014 [Updated 05/20/2015]
Photo: Julienne Schaer
New York Aquarium
602 Surf Ave., 718-265-3474
This aquarium—the oldest continually operating example in the US—remains a must-see destination on Coney Island's celebrated boardwalk. Visitors will be charmed by all manner of sea life, including seals, walruses, red-bellied piranhas and rays. Long-range planners can look forward to the opening of Ocean Wonders: Sharks!, which will feature blacktip and whitetip reef sharks, sand tiger sharks and wobbegongs, a carpet shark native to the western Pacific and eastern Indian Oceans. Look for it to open spring 2017. More immediate gratification can be had from viewing the daily penguin and otter feedings.