Monday, January 12, 2009

Coney Year-Round Events: The New York Aquarium

In addition to being open every day of the year...

Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium Director, Jon Forrest Dohlin (right) made a splash at the annual Coney Island Polar Bear New Year’s Day plunge along with Polar Bear member Capri Djatiasmoro (left). Dohlin joined in this fun event to create awareness of global warming and the plight to polar bears in the wild. In the last 50 years, global climate changes have dramatically decreased the sea ice on which polar bears depend. There are currently an estimated 25,000 polar bears in the wild, but their extinction within this century is possible. See polar bears at the world-famous Bronx Zoo or Central Park Zoo and visit to learn more about what WCS is doing to protect wildlife and wild lands around the globe.

The New York Aquarium
A Wildlife Conservation Society park
Open Every Day!
10am - to closing (times vary seasonally)
Admission is $13.00 for adults
$9.00 for children ages 3-12
and $10.00 for senior citizens (65 and older)
children under 3 years of age are admitted free
Fridays after 3pm: admission is by suggested donation
The Aquarium is located on Surf Avenue at West 8th Street in Coney Island.
For directions and information call 718-265-FISH or visit our

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