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Address: 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Phone Number: +1 718-265-3474
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Description: 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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That's it?!?!?!?!?

I had 4 free passes through my kids school to the Aquarium so I don't want to complain too much, but had I paid for admission, I'd be pretty ticked. The aquarium was very nice... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Far Rockaway, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

aquarium is partially under construction which mean you will see few tanks with nothing special fish and one huge, but dirty green, with sharks. you gota be lucky for the shark to swim by to see anything. It's that dirty. Open tanks supposedly have seal and such, but all animals were hiding. I came with friend and her two children,... More 

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Far Rockaway, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I had 4 free passes through my kids school to the Aquarium so I don't want to complain too much, but had I paid for admission, I'd be pretty ticked. The aquarium was very nice. All the exhibits were educational, well presented and clean. My daughter really enjoyed the sea lion/seal show. BUT (BIG BUT) we were done with the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It was wonderful to visit the Aquarium and see that it is making a remarkable recovery from Hurricane Sandy. The Sea Lion show was excellent. The kids were thrilled by the Sponge Bob 3 D movie similar to Disney. They enjoyed the smaller indoor and outdoor exhibits too. Go on a day with pleasant weather. Not too hot because there... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This aquarium is tiny, and is always packed. But it is still pretty great, and we've visited a number of times. When the construction is all done, perhaps it will become a 5 star attraction. It is right in Coney Island, right on the beach practically, and offers a decent variety of fish and marine-life (for its petite size), and... More 

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Bellport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

When we went the shark exhibit was still closed due to hurricane Sandy so it's a lot smaller than we anticipated. However there are still some good exhibits and a great outdoor seal show! Hoping next time we go back renovations will be complete.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I have gone to the NY Aquarium since I was a kid, and it has not changed much in the last 20 plus years. I just went this week of April 14th, 2015, as part of my work and there was honestly much to see. We were not expecting it, but there happened to be a sea lion show that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The aquarium is very small and was under reconstruction. Less than 1hour to do everything. Maybe the show is interesting but I didn't see it. The price was about 11 dollars. Not a good deal !

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Farmingdale, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Nice stop if you are a member of the zoo and can get in for free AND you're making the Aquarium a part of a day at Coney Island, otherwise it's not quite ready for prime time yet and I'd wait till 2017 and the new section is ready.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

It's been a while, but I thought I'd give my two cents worth regarding this aquarium. I came down from Montreal to visit my brother and met up with my mom who was visiting from western Canada. My mom and I had the day to ourselves and came here. For what it is, or was when I was here, it's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We came with a printed 20% discount coupon that wasn't honored because half of the aquarium is under reconstruction and paid a full price. Half of the exhibits were closed for construction and the other dirty. We went to look at the 4D movie, and wanted to come back to use the rest rooms with a 2-years old child. Guess... More 

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