• Score a home run for the WCS New York Aquarium
  • Baseball and aquarium fans will enjoy prizes and activities throughout the evening
  • Saturday, June 25 at 6 p.m.
  • Brooklyn, N.Y. – June 21, 2011 – The Brooklyn Cyclones have teamed up with the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium to host the first-ever New York Aquarium Night at MCU Park on Saturday, June 25 to benefit the WCS.

    As the crowd cheers for Brooklyn’s heavy hitters, they will enjoy an aquarium-themed night. Fans can meet-and-greet adorable costumed characters, enter to win free aquarium tickets before the start of every inning, and watch videos starring the New York Aquarium’s marine life on the stadium jumbo-tron. There will be no shortage of fun for fans throughout the game, which pits the Cyclones versus the Hudson Valley Renegades.

    The Cyclones won’t be the only ones at the game competing for a big win. The aquarium’s own mascot, Squirt the Octopus, will square off against the Cyclones’ Sandy the Seagull in an exhilarating race around the bases

    All fans will have a chance to bring home a one-of-kind souvenir – they Cyclones’ game-day jerseys will feature a commemorative aquarium-themed design and will be auctioned off after the game. This teal shirt features an impressive shark graphic and proceeds from the auction will benefit the Wildlife Conservation Society. 

    Before the first pitch, Cyclones fans are encouraged to explore the marine wildlife at WCS’s New York Aquarium located just down the Coney Island Boardwalk from the stadium. Visitors can enjoy exciting Aquatheater shows with sea lions, visit the new Conservation Hall and Glover’s Reef exhibits, and discover a wide variety of exotic aquatic wildlife.

    For more information about “New York Aquarium Night,” at MCU Park, visit www.nyaquarium.com.

    Barbara Russo – 718-265-3428; brusso@wcs.org
    Max Pulsinelli – 718- 220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org  
    Steve Fairchild – 718-220-5189;


    Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium opens every day of the year at 10am, and closing times vary seasonally. Admission is $14.95 for adults, $10.95 for children ages 3-12 and $11.95 for senior citizens (65 and older); children under 3 years of age are admitted free. A limited-time Thrills and Gills combo ticket can be purchased online at www.nyaquarium.com or www.lunaparknyc.com, offering a combined 20 percent reduced admission at both attractions; combo tickets can be purchased through July 31. Fridays after 3pm, admission is by suggested donation. The Aquarium is located on Surf Avenue at West 8th Street in Coney Island. For directions, information on public events and programs, and other Aquarium information, call 718-265-FISH or visit our web site at http://www.nyaquarium.com. Now is the perfect time to visit and show support for the New York Aquarium, Brooklyn's most heavily attended attraction and a beloved part of the City of New York.

    The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

    Special Note to the Media: If you would like to guide your readers or viewers to a Web link where they can make donations in support of helping save wildlife and wild places, please direct them to wcs.org.