New York Aquarium
New York Aquarium
3.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Situated on 14 acres by the sea in Coney Island, the Aquarium is home to over 8,000 animals. The Aquarium provides an enjoyable experience for the whole family. See amazing sharks, playful sea otters and so much more.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • xertzi
    93 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A gem on Coney Island
    After the disappointment of Luna Park, the boardwalk, Coney Island and it's beach it was a delight to get in to the aquarium. We used our sight seeing pass to get in despite the information saying we were supposed to register 24hrs in advance. The seals were great to watch and the penguins would have been too of they weren't so smelly. The only problem is the angle on the glass means when looking underwater we can see our reflection and not the animals. The seal display was interesting but was not subtle in ramming the environmental impact of humans on us. The shark and invertebrate houses were very informative and well laid out despite their small size. The exhibits are generally good with plenty of pretty fish. For and drink is available in the cafeteria. It's basic not expensive and tasty.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey5,246 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an excellent afternoon at the aquarium. The new Shark exhibit is wonderful.
    I spent the afternoon at the NY Aquarium in Coney Island and what a delightful day of seeing the animals and fish, watching a very entertaining Seal show and walking through the new Shark exhibit and tanks. It was really a nice visit as the whole aquarium has been updated and refreshed since it almost got destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. All the animals, the penguins, otters and seals were all outside and active on this warm sunny afternoon and very playful. The seals were swimming around entertaining people. During the show, one of the seals who had been born at the aquarium, seemed almost human since he was so used to being around people. He really got the crowd moving. The new Shark exhibition and the large visual tanks is very interesting. You got to walk under where the sharks were swimming and their interaction with other fish and sea life. They are fascinating displays to describe their lives in the ocean and the very painful experience of having their fins cut off for soup. It really showed how we can destroy the oceans with acts of abuse on the wildlife. It was an eye opener how sharks have their effect on the cycle of life in the oceans. The other fish and coral exhibits show what is happening in the oceans today with things like bleaching and over-fishing and how the aquarium are working with the industry to change life and make people aware of life in the oceans. They do it in a way that is entertaining and informative.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Glenn W. MD at Wysdom Dental
    Horton, United Kingdom51 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exhibit Closure Frustration
    We were over in Manhattan for our annual visit and decided to go to see the sea otters again and the shark exhibit that was being worked on the last time we visited. We were so disappointed that the sea otters were off from public view and a major part of the shark exhibit was shut. I don't think it's too much to ask that if major exhibits are closed for some reason it should be flagged up to potential visitors so they can make an informed decision about going - or not. I don't think it should be up to the vistors to check the specifics. The Aqua Theartre was flagged as shut so why not the others. We won't be visiting again if we can't be sure what is open. It's not like it's cheaper when things are shut.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 December 2023
  • Ashely Fang
    New York City, New York362 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    I am a sturgeon
    Cute aquarium! A lot of buildings storing different tanks, so be prepared to spend about half your time walking around outside. Has a short tunnel-crawling and domed tanks, as well as some adorable seals, penguins, and sea otters. We went around the afternoon in the dead of winter, and even then it was surprisingly crowded. Not a massive aquarium, but does a lot with the space they have. Got some great photos of fish staring me down.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 January 2024
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Hammond, LA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We went in December of 2022, the website will not let me select that. But it was fun, loved the show of the seal doing tricks. It was hilarious, we got to also see a mini movie about “Little Foot.” Also they had interactive games and shows about littering. It was overall a good experience and was cheap as well.
Written 29 May 2024
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Robin_K
Accrington, UK2,688 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This was my first visit to the New York Aquarium. Even though I qualified for the senior rate I dound it to be quite an expensive activity. It is a short 5 minutes walk from the closest subway station and I felt that 90 minutes was about right to enjoy a visit.

There was lots of information alongside the various exhibits and it was easy to learn about the work and growth of the venue. The glass tunnell was perhaps the most inspiring feature and there was a very side range of exhibits. Outside there were enclosures that housed penguins, seals and sea otters and it was easy to move about at your own pace.

The aquarium provides easy access to the Coney Island boardwalk and it is easy to combine a visit to both.
Written 20 March 2024
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Jammy I
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
My kids loved the aquarium and it has interesting sea lion show. Sharks were looking good and it was nice experience in New York.
Written 18 March 2024
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Ashely Fang
New York City, NY362 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Cute aquarium! A lot of buildings storing different tanks, so be prepared to spend about half your time walking around outside. Has a short tunnel-crawling and domed tanks, as well as some adorable seals, penguins, and sea otters. We went around the afternoon in the dead of winter, and even then it was surprisingly crowded. Not a massive aquarium, but does a lot with the space they have. Got some great photos of fish staring me down.
Written 14 January 2024
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Glenn W. MD at Wysdom Dental
Horton, UK51 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were over in Manhattan for our annual visit and decided to go to see the sea otters again and the shark exhibit that was being worked on the last time we visited.

We were so disappointed that the sea otters were off from public view and a major part of the shark exhibit was shut.

I don't think it's too much to ask that if major exhibits are closed for some reason it should be flagged up to potential visitors so they can make an informed decision about going - or not.

I don't think it should be up to the vistors to check the specifics. The Aqua Theartre was flagged as shut so why not the others.

We won't be visiting again if we can't be sure what is open. It's not like it's cheaper when things are shut.
Written 11 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Navigator302138
Bridgeview, IL4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
too small very crowded. Parking is $18 for two hours.
not what I expected from youtube video. over rated.
Written 6 September 2023
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Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ5,246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I spent the afternoon at the NY Aquarium in Coney Island and what a delightful day of seeing the animals and fish, watching a very entertaining Seal show and walking through the new Shark exhibit and tanks. It was really a nice visit as the whole aquarium has been updated and refreshed since it almost got destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.

All the animals, the penguins, otters and seals were all outside and active on this warm sunny afternoon and very playful. The seals were swimming around entertaining people. During the show, one of the seals who had been born at the aquarium, seemed almost human since he was so used to being around people. He really got the crowd moving.

The new Shark exhibition and the large visual tanks is very interesting. You got to walk under where the sharks were swimming and their interaction with other fish and sea life. They are fascinating displays to describe their lives in the ocean and the very painful experience of having their fins cut off for soup. It really showed how we can destroy the oceans with acts of abuse on the wildlife. It was an eye opener how sharks have their effect on the cycle of life in the oceans.

The other fish and coral exhibits show what is happening in the oceans today with things like bleaching and over-fishing and how the aquarium are working with the industry to change life and make people aware of life in the oceans. They do it in a way that is entertaining and informative.
Written 2 September 2023
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Nicol M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Such a fun place.. Really enjoyed ourselves. Seals were my favorite 😊 definitely should go off your in NY
Written 1 August 2023
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Cheryl G
Regina, Canada544 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
My husband and I visited the aquarium and were very disappointed in it. It was a lot smaller than we anticipated. We asked for a map and were told we had to use our phone to get it. We are not very tech savvy so this did not work for us. We did give it a try but found the map not to be that useful. Mostly is was trial and error finding things. We also found that some of the displays were too small for its inhabitants. When we did ask for help a couple of times, the staff were not very friendly.
Written 31 July 2023
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Christina O
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Don't miss the Sea Lion Encounter at the NY Aquarium! My daughter loves animals and as a birthday present I got us tickets . It was fantastic! To be so close to such an amazing animal was a real treat. We met "Bruiser" and were completely charmed by him! The staff took photos of each member of the group standing next to him (you cannot touch, of course) while he hammed it up for the camera. We learned a lot about sea lions and seals from the trainers. There were only 7 people in our group that morning. and while we spent the entire day there, the encounter with Bruiser was the absolute highlight. Overall the Aquarium is really interesting and well-laid out. It's neat to see the sea otters, penguins, seals, etc. on the surface and then walk underneath to observe them from below. The shark tunnel was cool, too. Afterwards we walked the Coney Island Boardwalk. It was super fun and we're adults, by the way. It was my daughter's 22nd birthday :) The Sea Lion Encounter was well worth the extra ticket. We felt it was money well spent and for a great cause.
Written 23 July 2023
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