Though hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, the New York Aquarium-located on the famous Coney Island Boardwalk and the oldest continuously-operating aquarium in America-is still open year-round and rebuilding at a rapid pace. Check ahead for animal feeding times, and grab a seat in the Aqua-theater to see walruses, penguins and jellyfish do their thing. Even better: watch an octopus solving a puzzle! Admission is 44-54USD, with children under 3 free. Open daily with hours varying by season; check the website for updates.
Coney Island, 602 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224, United States