Sunday, June 10, 2012

New York Aquarium

Hey everyone! This one is about my visit to the New York Aquarium. I was really excited to see it, especially to get to see the sharks! I find them fascinating! I had a blast at the aquarium and I definitely recommend it, especially if you're hanging out around Coney Island. I did it the same day I went to Luna Park, since we were already in the area.


Here's some information about the aquarium:

Directions:

Take the F or Q train to the West 8th Street station in 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.

Rates:
  • Adult $14.95 
  • Child (Ages 3–12) $10.95 
  • Senior (65+) $11.95
Hours:

  • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday–Friday
  • 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Weekends & Holidays

One of the most interesting parts for me was the tank with seals. You can see them from outside and then you can go underground and see what's going on under the water through the glass windows.


I feel somehow identified with their attitudes every Sunday afternoon.


Those creatures are massive! It was a lot of fun to see them from that window, because the seals kept swimming and bumping into the glass. It felt like they were coming to say hi to the people.

The aquarium is quite big. There are many sections. I also found fascinating an indoors part with smaller tanks that contained different species of jelly fish. Those are quite scary! But then again, fascinating.


There were also sea horses, and other creatures that I can't recall.

Then there is a huge tank with sharks and big turtles. You can see everything through the windows.



Finally, there's an option to purchase the "Full Experience" ticket (just add $5 to the general admission ticket) that allows you to watch a movie in 4D. Yes, four dimensions. We did it at the end of the visit, and it was a lot of fun!


This time they were screening Happy Feet, 4D Experience. It is actually a small theater with 3D screening. The fourth dimension is just a few effects that make you feel like you're inside the movie. There was cold wind, water bubbles, water splashing, vibrations on the floor and even the feeling that someone was poking you from behind the seat. It was a lot of fun, but there was a downside. There were many young children that weren't ready for such and experience and they kept crying considerably loud for the whole half hour that the show lasts. Anyway, it's worth trying!

Here's the website of the aquarium if you need more information: http://www.nyaquarium.com/.

I hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for reading and see you soon!

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