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New York Aquarium

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602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
+1 718-265-3474
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Mediocre at Best

This aquarium was much better years ago. It is smaller than ever with very little to see. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sushiguy79
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Islip Terrace, New York
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Family staycation fun <3

Took my kids almost every weekend when we lived in queens so much fun all day experience so much to... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
maryellenwasik5
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Bellmore, New York
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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 friendly walruses, amazing sharks, playful sea otters and so much more.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good26%
  • Average29%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible11%
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“sea otters” (15 reviews)
“nice aquarium” (10 reviews)
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602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
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"nice aquarium"
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"outdoor exhibits"
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"marine life"
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"great place to visit"
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"hot dogs"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This aquarium was much better years ago. It is smaller than ever with very little to see. The dolphin show is the best part. If you want to go to a better aquarium take a trip to Mystic, CT (2.5 hours away).

2  Thank sushiguy79
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Took my kids almost every weekend when we lived in queens so much fun all day experience so much to do Aquarium great food coney Island Boardwalk and astro land <3

1  Thank maryellenwasik5
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We went to the aquarium and had tickets purchased ahead of time but still have to wait at the entrance as there was only one window open & staff to sell tickets and let people had purchased tickets in advance to enter the facility. There...More

5  Thank happy460
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

It's a small aquarium with very limited variety of species. They do have few shows running daily. They need to expand it. New York City deserves much bigger aquarium than this.

3  Thank Ravindra V
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

The New York Aquarium is nice but it is still under construction so not everything is open. While we had a wonderful visit it wasn’t spectacular as the main building is still closed due to the devastation of Sandy! Once everything is open I think...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

The NY Aquarium is currently being done over bc of Hurricane Sandy. It should be completed in the Summer of 2018. They have an amazing Sea Lion show and feedings through lout the day. It's open all year around, but let's be real, the Summer...More

2  Thank Diana F
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

We decided to go because we wanted something to do incase the weather was bad. We really went to walk the boardwalk and go to Brighton Beach. Our frustration was with the parking. When we purchased the tickets online, it says "instant park access" which...More

1  Thank Scubachick59
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Came here because it was so cold out thinking it would be indoors. Some of the aquariums are inside. Some are outside and most are closed when it is really cold out. We were in and out of the aquarium in 45 minutes. The fish...More

Thank Russell3939
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

We went with family and thought it was a better experience. Many attractions were under construction. Not much to see but we felt it was overpriced. Kids liked the place but not your ordinary Aquarium.

Thank Javier C
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

While several of the exhibits are under renovation due to storm damage from Superstorm Sandy, there is plenty to see and do here. The new exhibits set to open in 2018 are sure to be excellent as well can’t wait to see all the WCS’s...More

Thank Cntrychica
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I paid $24 for two adults, but in all honesty if its still under renovation its not worth going.
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