While the animals at the New York Aquarium have thick coats or waterproof feathers to protect them from the cold, many New Yorkers are not quite so lucky and could use our help to stay warm this winter.

This December, the New York Aquarium is teaming up with the Brooklyn Borough Presidentís office and New York Cares to collect new or gently used coats as part of the New York Cares Coat Drive. Please donate a winter coat to help one of the thousands of New Yorkers in need. Aquarium guests can drop off their new or gently used coats in the New York Aquarium lobby.

Fast Facts

Gently used winter coats for women, men, children, and infants

December 1-December 31

New York Aquarium

Our Gift to You

And the Aquarium has a gift in return for your generosity!

Donate a gently used coat and receive a free ticket* to the NY Aquarium for your next visit.


Additional Brooklyn drop-off center at
Brooklyn Borough Hall 209 Joralemon Street**

*Valid for up to 4 tickets per family.
Tickets valid from January 1 through December 31, 2010.

**Free tickets to NY Aquarium for coat drop-off is not available at this location
Photo by Dennis DeMello ©WCS