December 14, 2018

New York Aquarium plans major renovation

New Yorkers can go under the sea in Brooklyn without stepping off the Boardwalk.

The New York Aquarium has plenty of wet and wild activities on deck this spring: from a new sea otter pup and baby pot-bellied sea horses, to the Conservation Hall’s great lakes of Africa exhibit that opened last year.

But this fall, the Coney Island institution is breaking ground on a $150 million renovation project, which includes the jaw-dropping exhibit “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” where guests can walk through a tunnel while the mighty predators swim overhead.

“We’re breaking down the wall that now encloses the aquarium