The Aquarium is just an amazing place to be. It's fun and educational- great for all ages. I really enjoyed my visit. My highlight was the walrus and the penguins. I was kind of upset the touch pool was closed, but nevertheless it was great seeing marine life up close. We also viewed the 4D Planet Earth: Shallow Seas show (additional $4) which was pretty cool. There's several exhibits and attractions to see. The New York Aquarium is a great place to visit if you're willing to wander out of Manhattan- plus, the Coney Island Boardwalk is just next door if you're looking for a fun-filled day!
New York Aquarium