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.
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!
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.
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!
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 sharks are easily recognized by their high, triangular dorsal fin. Unlike many other sharks, they give birth to live young.
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!
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.
Join us Friday, July 1st for the New York Aquarium Reopening Celebration
This summer, for the first time in a decade, the New York Aquarium will be fully open, fully restored, and fully amazing. Join us to celebrate a historic day for New York City’s only aquarium, with the new Sea Change exhibit and tons of special programming!