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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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Don’t bother

Don’t bother going until construction is done because a lot of the aquarium is closed. It took us... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
vhale1955
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Belvidere, Illinois
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Not worth it unless you have time to kill

We had planned to go here before our trip to NYC, we made our way to Coney Island which was amazing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
CharlotteMary7
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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)
“tropical fish” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don’t bother going until construction is done because a lot of the aquarium is closed. It took us 20 minutes to go through all open displays and that included stopping to take pictures. Sea lion show was good and they taught the multitude of class...More

2  Thank vhale1955
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had planned to go here before our trip to NYC, we made our way to Coney Island which was amazing and well worth the subway ride however the Aquarium was awful. It was undergoing works but the price was the same - there was...More

1  Thank CharlotteMary7
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Some exhibitions are at the moment closed due to the last storm, but you pay only half price. So that seems to be accommodating. We attended a show with sea lions (1 p.m. on Sunday) what was amazing. I would come again!

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

The aquarium is the home for a lot of species of aquatic animals, you get to be entertained and educated about the ocean and its inhabitats. I particularly enjoyed the Conservation Hall where was a coral reef inhabited with bright colored tropical fish.

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Reviewed April 9, 2018 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).

3  Thank sushiguy79
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Reviewed March 5, 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 March 4, 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 March 1, 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 February 18, 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 January 23, 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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I paid $24 for two adults, but in all honesty if its still under renovation its not worth going.
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