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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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Overpriced

Dirty, nasty workers, you can do better. Don't waste your money. And don't give in to the "buy a... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
MamaBearCharlesworth
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Brooklyn, New York
Disappointing

The aquarium was undergoing repairs when we visited and many of the attractions were closed. The... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Samese W
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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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"sea otters"
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"nice aquarium"
in 10 reviews
"outdoor exhibits"
in 9 reviews
"tropical fish"
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"sealion show"
in 8 reviews
"marine life"
in 7 reviews
"feeding times"
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"great place to visit"
in 7 reviews
"hot dogs"
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"trainers"
in 13 reviews
"boardwalk"
in 47 reviews
"coral"
in 12 reviews
"conservation"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Dirty, nasty workers, you can do better. Don't waste your money. And don't give in to the "buy a membership"

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

The aquarium was undergoing repairs when we visited and many of the attractions were closed. The few attractions that were available were ok but the sea lion show was definitely the highlight of the visit. The 4D theatre was pretty cool too.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Still under major renovation, we went on the ‘pay what you want’ Friday and it still wasn’t worth what we paid. There is one indoor room of fish and a few sad little zones for penguins and sea lions outside. I’d recommend waiting until the...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Mostly detroyed during hurricane Sandy, the reconstruction is still not complete and looks like it will be a while before it's up and running. While they have reduced the entry fee because of limited things to see, the parking is still $25 so this makes...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Situated close to the second last stop on the Coney Island/ Stillman Ave Subway Line this aquarium has a number of interesting displays as well as interactive exhibits & a 4D film theatre. Extensive renovations were being undertaken during my visit so major displays were...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We took our 2 yo for the first time and she loved the tropical fish, didn’t want to leave the tanks. We saw the sea lion show afterwards which was a treat. We ended by going to Nathan’s for hot dogs.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

A couple exhibits were under construction; but still pretty nice, but smaller than I thought it would be. The inside exhibit was pretty nice with plenty of different species of fish. It was interesting they are growing their own coral. Had a nice time.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The New York Aquarium will probably be very nice in the future, but it is under construction until 2019. There is not much to see until then. Very basic, very limited.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came here. We researched before coming and all it said "adding on exhibits". After taking a 50 minute ride and AFTER purchasing our tickets, we found out that them "adding on" meant that at least half of the aquarium is closed....More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

While relatively small, it uses it's space very well. The tanks are very clean and have large viewing windows, providing an excellent view of the fish. The sea lions and otters are adorable during their feeding times. I only wish that the large building was...More

1  Thank Laelana
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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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