A NEW AQUARIUM IS COMING TO THE ZOO
The Zoo has secured funding to replace its aging Main Building aquarium
(installed in 1986) with a modern dynamic aquatic attraction.
The existing tanks will be removed when this exciting project begins.
In their place, four large new tanks will be installed, from floor to ceiling, surrounding our visitors with “walls of water” representing distinct regions of the biosphere: Tropical Coral Reef; Pacific Kelp Forest; Southeast Asian Freshwater Habitat; Atlantic/Caribbean Sea Life.
Most importantly, the new Aquarium will enhance the Zoo’s commitments to education and conservation, as we work together to meet the challenge of protecting our oceans, lakes and rivers for future generations.
The generous funding was developed and supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio; NYC Department of Cultural Affairs; Borough President James S. Oddo, and City Council Members Steven Matteo and Debi Rose.