A must-visit when with kids in New York is the New York Aquarium, on Brooklyn’s Coney Island. Not only is the New York Aquarium the longest-running continually operated aquarium in the United States, it is also the only aquarium in New York City, thus making it a popular spot amongst locals and tourists alike. Spread across 14 acres, the aquarium is home to over 350 species of aquatic wildlife. Visitors will come across a selection of fascinating mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians, as well as numerous exhibits like Aquatheater, Conservation Hall and Sea Cliffs which are home to penguins, otters, walruses, sea lions and seals, and a 4-D Theater. Those visiting the aquarium will also get the chance to see penguin, sea otter and walrus feedings.
All ages (3 ): $11.95
Operating hours vary depending on the season
Around 3 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The 4-D Theater, Aquatheater, Conservation Hall and Sea Cliffs
Muslims visiting the New York Aquarium will not be able to find prayer facilities. They can however make use of the facilities offered at one of the many mosques in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Islamic Center, Masjid At-Taqwa, Fatih Camii Mosque and the Thayba Islamic Center are a few of the numerous mosques in New York City and are all frequented by local Muslims and tourists alike.
The New York Aquarium has a main dining area for those looking to grab a bite to eat. There are also numerous food carts located all over the facility. Muslim tourists can either dine on suitable seafood and vegetarian dishes offered here, or they can visit one of the several Halal restaurants in the borough.