Explore Further – Find out more

Explore Further – Find out more
Posted by on May 14, 2014
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Find out what’s happening today at the New York Aquarium.

Video

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Explore Further – Discover

Explore Further – Discover
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Envision a bluer New York. Discover what the Aquarium is doing to protect the seascape around New York.

Explore Further – Video

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Explore further

Explore further
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Explore Further

Shimmer wall – The aesthetic of turbulence

Each virtual tile donation is a real act of support. Together, we are building a spectacular installation of public art that will transform the New York Aquarium and Coney Island skyline. The real shimmer wall will contain more than 30,000 individual metal panels, wrapping the exterior of the new Ocean Wonders: Sharks! building. Each panel will move freely as part of an ever-changing surface that is fluid and glittering. The shimmer wall will reflect its natural coastal surroundings of wind, water, and light. Its thousands of moving panels will evoke the waves of the ocean’s surface—and even schools of fish. This installation, spanning 1,100 feet, will become a beacon to the millions of annual visitors to the Coney Island boardwalk, and will showcase the action and energy of the new New York Aquarium.

The shimmer wall was imagined by the WCS design team, in collaboration with the noted environmental artist and sculptor, Ned Kahn. Kahn’s innovative body of work reflects his aesthetic of turbulence. His work seeks to capture an invisible aspect of nature and make it visible. This will be the first major installation of Kahn’s work in New York. He has completed over 50 public art installations around the world, and is the recipient of numerous design awards, as well as a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

The virtual shimmer wall

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014
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WELCOME TO THE VIRTUAL SHIMMER WALL!

Each tile recognizes a vital contribution from one of our generous donors


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  • Click and drag to explore the virtual shimmer wall
  • Click a tile to read a message from one of our donors
  • Use the search bar to find a donor or recipient

Help us build

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014
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Help us build the new New York Aquarium

Contribute and help transform the New York Aquarium. Donations will be recognized with a personalized tile. The tile is virtual, but the support for the Aquarium is real!

Choose Donation Amount

Together we can create Ocean Wonders: Sharks! and build a new New York Aquarium for generations of curious minds to come.

$25
Friend
you will receive a personalized tile on the virtual shimmer wall

$100
Supporter
you will receive one virtual tile and an invitation for two to the grand opening of ocean wonders: sharks!

$250
Transformer
you will be invited to a behind-the-scenes tour with aquarium director Jon Dohlin. you will also receive 1 virtual tile, and an invitation for 4 to the grand opening of ocean wonders: sharks!

or enter other amount

Please enter an amount of $25 or more


By clicking next, you will be taken to a preview of your donation. Your credit card will not be charged.



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Once you submit your donation, your credit card will be charged and you will then be able to personalize one tile on the virtual shimmer wall.
Once you submit your donation, your credit card will be charged and you will then be able to personalize one tile on the virtual shimmer wall. Along with your virtual tile you will also receive an invitation for 2 people to attend the Grand Opening of Ocean Wonders: Sharks! We will email you further information about your benefits.
Once you submit your donation, your credit card will be charged and you will then be able to personalize one tile on the virtual shimmer wall. You will also be invited to a behind-the-scenes tour with Aquarium Director, Jon Dohlin. Along with your virtual tile you will receive an invitation for 4 to the Grand Opening of Oceans Wonders: Sharks! We will email you further information about your benefits.
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Mission – Part Five

Mission – Part Five
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Mission – Part Four

Mission – Part Four
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Mission – Part Three

Mission – Part Three
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