NYC Zoos & Aquariums
by nycgo.com staff, 05/21/2014 [Updated 05/06/2015]
Photo: S. Bolduc/WCS
New York Aquarium
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, rays and an electric eel named Wattson. Long-range planners can look forward to 2016 for 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. More immediate gratification can be had from viewing the daily penguin and otter feedings.