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New York Aquarium

#49 of 225 things to do in Brooklyn Features Animals
602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
+1 718-265-3474
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Nothing to see but a sea lion show

Even before Sandy, there wasn't a lot to see. Now there is even less. A few small exhibits, some... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2015
deb l
new york, ny
via mobile
Quick trip

We visited today and there wasn't much to see since they are in the process of renovation and... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2015
Norfolk, VA
via mobile
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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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602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
+1 718-265-3474
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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Even before Sandy, there wasn't a lot to see. Now there is even less. A few small exhibits, some penguins, a few sad sharks swimming in a plain boring tank (with no other sea life, not even plants) and some coral. The only thing worth...More

Thank deb l
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

We visited today and there wasn't much to see since they are in the process of renovation and upgrades. Very long lines (all the way up the boardwalk) to visit during the pay as you wish time (Friday from 4 to closing). We arrived a...More

Thank Drea42
Reviewed 14 August 2015

We took our 4 yr old grandson there. Purchased tickets on line to save, they offered a discount. All tickets are same price, not discount for seniors. Anyone over 2 paid the same price. When we arrived, they wanted $25. to park, which included 1...More

Thank LQuinn1019
Reviewed 12 August 2015

the lovely staff are doing their best to keep the show on the road whilst the major construction work necessitated by Hurricane Sandy is taking place. It's a long way out from our hotel on Times Sq, and not really worth the trip, as the...More

Thank Ros S
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Compared to other aquariums like in Atlanta, New Orleans or even Sea World this place sucks. They are still under construction from hurricane Sandy, it is small and a bit costly but the experience is also a bit more up close compared to other aquariums....More

Thank Clarissa G
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

We were so disappointed that we came here during the renovation....it is not worth it even at a discounted price. Hurricane Sandy decimated this place and the renovations won't be completed until 2017 so the exhibits are temporary and unappealing We were most disappointed in...More

Thank rhkfreespirit
Reviewed 8 August 2015

The aftermath of Sandy can still be felt. Much of the aquarium is still under major renovation, especially the 3-story shark conservation building. So the whole aquarium could be finished within 30 minutes, plus the sea lion show and the 4D movie. But you also...More

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 4 August 2015

i was once in aquarium in a small city in polish pomerania. I wouldn't expect that that aquarium is nicer and have more tanks that NY aquarium!!!! In NY there is about 10-15 tanks, they are really nice and have nice species, but nothing exceptional,...More

Thank rafaelaanna
Reviewed 4 August 2015

I wouldn't make a special trip to the aquarium this summer unless you are already visiting Cooney Island and enjoying the beach and boardwalk. The aquarium is in a rebuilding stage after Hurricane Sandy. Having said that my 3 children enjoyed the displays and the...More

Thank PorcellatoFamily
Reviewed 3 August 2015

The place is small and difficult to enjoy when crowded. The day we went there were a lot of summer camp kids. The sea lions "show" was meh, at least it made longer our stay there. Go only if you're in the area, is not...More

Thank jcisinthehouse
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