The New York Aquarium is located on Surf Avenue & West 8th Street in Brooklyn, New York 11224.
Take the F or Q train to the West 8th Street station on Coney Island, Brooklyn. Alternatively, take the N or D trains to the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue Station, then walk two blocks east on Surf Ave. (Stillwell Avenue station is handicap accessible on the F, Q, N, D train)
Take the B36 to Surf Ave. and West 8th St. Or take the B68 to Neptune Ave. and West 8th St., then walk south along West 8th to Surf Ave.
Please note that other bus routes in Brooklyn, as well as buses from other boroughs, intersect with B36 and B68.
During the busy summer season, traffic on Surf Avenue is regulated to ONLY allow for a LEFT turn into the Aquarium parking lot. Drivers must approach the Aquarium heading WEST along Surf Avenue (coming from Ocean Parkway).
Please be sure to get into the LEFT lane on Surf Avenue as soon as crossing Sea Breeze Ave – cars attempting to move into the left lane after West 5th Street may denied access if they are cutting the line of cars already waiting their turn.
For Drivers Using GPS
Using a GPS unit to navigate to the Aquarium? To reach our parking lot, please plug the following address into your GPS unit: 602 Surf Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11224.
Take the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel (I-478) to the Brooklyn-Queens Expwy (I-278 West). Take Exit 22 to the Belt Pkwy East. Take to Exit 7 (Ocean Pkwy). Turn right onto Ocean Pkwy and continue to Surf Ave. to the New York Aquarium.
From Long Island & Queens
Take the Belt Pkwy West to Exit 7B (Ocean Pkwy). Turn left onto Ocean Pkwy and continue to Surf Ave. to the New York Aquarium.
From Connecticut, Westchester County and the Bronx
Take the Hutchinson River Pkwy (I-678) South, over Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, and continue south on I-678 (Whitestone Pkwy) to Van Wyck Expwy. Then take Belt Pkwy West to Exit 7B (Ocean Pkwy). Turn left onto Ocean Pkwy. and continue to Surf Ave. to the New York Aquarium.
From Staten Island
Take the Staten Island Expwy (I-278) East across the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, to Belt Pkwy East to Exit 7S (Ocean Pkwy South). Take Ocean Pkwy to Surf Ave. to the New York Aquarium.
From New Jersey
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to the Goethals Bridge (Exit 13) to the Staten Island Expwy (I-278). Follow the directions from Staten Island (above).