Young children can explore a kelp forest, coral reef, and the sandy shore - and transform themselves into sharks, sardines, or whales in this bilingual exhibit! They’ll also get hands-on with marine animals at the Touch Pool.
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In PlayQuarium, you’ll learn how animals communicate underwater, and explore a life-sized kelp forest. Then play the role of a scientist and search for bioluminescent fish in a submarine. Children will feel connected to the ocean across the boardwalk, and learn about the ecosystem thriving beneath the surface.
Bilingual and Accessible
PlayQuarium is our first fully bilingual exhibit, in English and Spanish. PlayQuarium is also fully wheelchair accessible, and features low light and plenty of tactile elements. It’s the perfect place for children and families to connect with our oceans.
The Touch Pool is the place to meet local marine invertebrates including crabs, marine snails, and sea urchins. Our staff members will help you learn more about these amazing animals.
Introducing the New York Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Sea Change
Experience underwater views of sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, and penguins as they swim up to the glass to get a closer look at you! Learn what we can all do to save these amazing animals from the threats posed by climate change.