Know Before You Go

We have begun an exciting transformation at the aquarium. When this work is complete, you’ll be able to enjoy a whole new experience, including a thrilling exhibit, Ocean Wonders: Sharks! During this process, you’ll see that portions of the park are closed.

We thank you for your support during this historic time for the New York Aquarium.

Jon Forrest Dohlin, Director, New York Aquarium

What You'll See While We Transform

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Don't Miss


Sea Lion Celebration
The (new) stage is set! Join our trainers and their pinniped costars for a spectacular demonstration.
*Aquatheater shows are weather dependent and may be cancelled due to rain. 
Show Schedule:
Daily: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.


Sea Cliffs Animal Feedings
Every day, keepers use toys, treats and training to stimulate natural behaviors and enrich the lives of all our animals. Catch enrichment in action:
Feeding Times: 10:30, 11:45 and 3:00

SpomgeBob SquarePants 4-D

4-D Theater
SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue
There's a brand new 4-D adventure bubbling up at the NY Aquarium! Dive into a thrilling, multi-dimensional adventure with SpongeBob SquarePants and friends
Show Schedule:
Open daily with shows playing approximately every 15 minutes.

*Show and feeding times vary, see daily postings in the main lobby and Aquatheater entrance.

Buildings currently closed include: Explore The Shore, Alien Stingers, Seaside Café & Sharks.