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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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Delightful little aquarium

While relatively small, it uses it's space very well. The tanks are very clean and have large... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Have a fun and informative day at the New York Aquarium

My granddaughter had my son and I take her to the aquarium year after year; we all loved these... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brooklyn, 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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602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
+1 718-265-3474
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Laelana
Reviewed 1 week ago

My granddaughter had my son and I take her to the aquarium year after year; we all loved these trips. My favorite was the cute sea otter floating on his back. The seals are great fun to watch as they come diving down into their...More

Thank JoyChristena
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very small, 3-4 small fish tanks inside and a temporary shark tank outside. The fish is beautiful, but all this can be enjoyed in 30 minutes. 11 and 13 year old in my family whole love nature and museums were bored very...More

Thank ANIKA68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I struggled with whether to rate this 2 or 3 stars, but the sad fact is that this is not an "average" Aquarium but --at least in its current state--it is, in fact, poor. I certainly would encourage individuals to support the facility during the...More

Thank zuckmeister
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a sad aquarium experience. They are in the process of a renovation-- so wait until that is done and it will probably be wonderful. Right now-- not worth the $$ even at the reduced price.

1  Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As much as I love Coney Island for its Rich history and it's Famous Boardwalk, the Coney Island Aquarium needs a complete and total makeover! It is very dark and dreary inside and the walls and carpet are just to old and worn to look...More

1  Thank Brian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium is very small. I wanted to see more. The only thing I enjoyed was the 3D movie. My niece and nephews had fun and that's all that matters.

Thank Rumona A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's incredible this is the only Acuarium in NYC. It's not comparable to one other big city in the world (London, Berlin, San Diego, Valencia, etc). You have several zoos to go (Central Park, Bronx, Brooklyn) but... what about an aquarium? I was upset and...More

Thank Victor H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only thing between the aquarium and the full force of Hurricane Sandy was one dune. Do yourself a favor and Google some of the pictures of what that storm did to this place. Coney Island was ripped apart by the storm, and the Aquarium...More

1  Thank Brian K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much here. I'm a member WCS member, and was excited to take my daughter for her first trip here. We went through it pretty quickly, not much to see. I understand it's been damaged by Hurricane Sandy, but it's already been 5 years. There...More

Thank KelNY2000
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Always best to go to the website to see if there have been any changes to the pricing. But also remember the parking fee.