New York Aquarium – Free Visits

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The New York Aquarium is the oldest operating aquarium in the US. It has 14 acres and houses more than 250 species of aquatic wildlife. There are many fun activities to do around the park, from penguin feedings to sea lion shows and musicals. Plus, it’s free to enter every Wednesday afternoon, from 3pm to last entry!

You can also visit for free any time with a free, one-year membership through IDNYC. Learn more about how to get an IDNYC.


  • Cost: Free
  • Who: Anyone can come for free Wednesdays after 3pm; or you can get a free one-year membership with IDNYC and come for free any time
  • When: Wednesdays from 3pm to last entry (4pm in the fall)
  • Location: New York Aquarium, 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn 11224
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Upcoming Events

New York Aquarium Pay-As-You-Wish Wednesdays

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Visit the New York Aquarium to view over 250 species of aquatic wildlife, see penguin and sea otter feedings, and watch an interactive sea lion show.