Ocean Wonders: Sharks!

Description

Go below the surface and meet the amazing animals, including sharks, rays, sea turtles, and more, that live right off the Coney Island Boardwalk.

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Get directions, attraction status and more when you are at the park.

Launch Map

Schedule

Open year-round

Accessibility

  • Low Light
  • Touch Exhibit
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Stroller parking is required when visiting Ocean Wonders: Sharks! – exhibit and rooftop.

Live From Ocean Wonders: Sharks!

You don’t have to hold your breath to enjoy this underwater view, though it may take your breath away! Stare into the deep as sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, and rough tail stingrays emerge from the shadows.

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TAKE A DEEP DIVE

Over 115 marine species, 18 different kinds of sharks and rays, one unforgettable experience. The award-winning Donald Zucker and Barbara Hrbek Zucker Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exhibit brings some of the most misunderstood animals out of the depths and nose-to-nose with visitors like you!

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Coral Reef

Sometimes tunnel vision is a good thing. Like when it puts you smack dab in the middle of this colorful coral reef, surrounded by blacktip reef sharks, butterflyfish, and zebra sharks swimming above you.

SHARK MYSTERIES

How do sharks breathe? How do they reproduce? How do they move? How close do they live to NYC? (Hint: very). Explore the exhibit for answers, fun facts, and close-ups of the faces that swim beneath the surface!

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In the Exhibit

Sand Tiger Shark

With a mouthful of sharp teeth, and large size, sand tiger sharks may look ferocious, but they are actually fairly docile and aren’t considered dangerous to humans.

Sandbar Shark

Sandbar sharks are easily recognized by their high, triangular dorsal fin. Unlike many other sharks, they give birth to live young.

Nurse Shark

Thanks to their ability to pump water through their gills, nurse sharks can take long resting periods on the seafloor. They play a vital role in coral reef ecosystems.

More Animals in Ocean Wonders: Sharks!

ZEBRA SHARK

BLACKTIP REEF SHARK

COWNOSE RAY

LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLE

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Canyon's Edge

You don’t have to hold your breath to enjoy this underwater view. Though it may take your breath away! Stare into the deep as sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks, and rough tail stingrays emerge from the shadows.

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