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New York Aquarium

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Address: 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
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Situated on 14 acres by the sea in Coney Island, the Aquarium is home to...

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.

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Wait until the renovations are done!

Hurricane Sandy devastated the aquarium and renovations and rebuilding are still in process. Currently there are only some tanks, penguins and sea lions to see. In the cooler... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
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NYC
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Hurricane Sandy devastated the aquarium and renovations and rebuilding are still in process. Currently there are only some tanks, penguins and sea lions to see. In the cooler weather, the walruses are sometimes "off exhibit". True, the admission price has been reduced to $11.95, and there is a 1/2 hour sea lion show; so if you are already on the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

It's always nice to visit the aquarium. Bring the whole family. Easy directions and parking available for a fee. Trains go there too.

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Rowlett, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

On a hot day after walking the boarwdalka nd riding the historic rides it is great to be able to go inside to the air conditioned aquarium on the boardwalk. When i was there a few years ago they had Beluga whales and all sorts of other marine life. Basic snack food and fast food also available. Lots of fun... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

They are renovating a new section and hopefully it will be world's apart from current "exhibits" but being that this is NY, IMO it should at least match up to the new aquarium in Toronto. That one is absolutely amazing and leaves you in awe. So when I recently visited this one in Brooklyn, I was so disappointed. The sea... More 

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Located in Coney Island the NYC Aquarium is one of the best I have ever visited. Great displays and easy to navigate it is a wonderful place to take your family especially of you have young children. Great educational experience.

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Middle Village, New York
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

The aquarium use to be a great place to spend the day prior to being hit by hurricane Sandy. Since then it has reopened but only half the exhibits were open as of the summer of 2016. I would call first before going check to see if all the exhibits are open. From the aquarium it's a quick walk to... More 

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Loved watching all of the animals. Their habitats are well kept and the employees really knew their knowledge and loved sharing it. Loved the live sea lion show.

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Long Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The place isn't large and there aren't many attractions but what they have is well kept, clean, and pretty cool. The real stars on this day were the sea lions and they're trainers, who on a cold rainy day still came out and performed an excellent show. Great for any age they were the stars. They are also building a... More 

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Central America
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

If you like the animals, the sea, and hope for an easy time in the crowed NYC, this is the place to spend half-a-day. The exhibits are beautiful, and we saw a great sea-lions show. Definitely worth the metro travel to Connery Island, even in winter time.

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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Though it was devastated by Hurrican Sandy, the New York Aquarium is rebuilding to become even better than before. With the wonderful animal exhibits and hands-on kids' area, your family can learn about the importance of the ocean, ocean life and how to care for them.

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