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Address: 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Phone Number: +1 718-265-3474
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Situated on 14 acres by the sea in Coney Island, the Aquarium is home...

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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a great aquarium

A great place to visit but not this year.They are rebuilding after the destruction from hurricane Sandy.Many attractions are being rebuilt and should open in 2016.Go to the Bronx... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
carlito w
New York City, New York

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Atlantic Beach, New York
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here with our Granddaughter and I was very disapointed. Half of the attractions were closed or partially closed and yet the price remained the same! Growing up in Brooklyn I have been bringing people to the Aquarium since it opened and have never seen it in such poor display.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To be fair to the staff they did tell me many exhibits were closed or under renovation when I arrived, and at $12 entrance it was reflected in the price. However, it seemed to me that the majority of the aquarium was either shut or under renovation. I'm an aquarium fan and can happily spend hours in them - I... More 

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New York City, New York
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105 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit but not this year.They are rebuilding after the destruction from hurricane Sandy.Many attractions are being rebuilt and should open in 2016.Go to the Bronx Zoo instead until 2016.

Thank carlito w
Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aquarium was not something special as I've visited lots of them before. There is building work in progress, so one day it will become very nice aquarium for sure. But the show was incredibly entertaining, sea lions were awesome! Even if I'm not kid anymore, I really enjoyed all show from the first minute to the last. The place... More 

Thank Roberta M
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52 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though the new exhibit is still being built we really liked this place. There was no crowd and we could easily go through the park at our own pace. The show with the sea lions was the best part!!

Thank FredAcler
Brooklyn, New York
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52 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While I like aquariums, it lacks Shamu. There are times you may see seal shows. they were revamping the aquarium the last time I was there about two years ago, so I would suggest you find out what exhibits there are. But you can be sure there are many species of fish floating around and large fish and mammals. Do... More 

Thank estherp618
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The inside aquariums are packed full of exotic fish split into sections from around the world, it is just an inkling of what the aquarium may be when renovation work is complete. I kind of think the entry fee of around $12 reflects the fact that major renovations are occurring so it represents good value for money. Not much outside... More 

Thank Mjsheldrick
Mountain View, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

It has decent indoor settings for fish across the world, covering different oceans, lake and sea. But still there is so limited number of species in total and so small in over all park size that it takes you no more than 30mins to count every single fish and read the description twice. But I think it's pretty good for... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Added to a Coney Island trip, a little aquarium with alot of heart.currently building a very cool shark exhibit, the sea lion show and sea otters are fascinating.

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Queens, New York
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42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We've come here many times when my kids were little and loved it, However on a recent visit I was extremely disappointed. Full price for less than half the park, we walked around viewing the animals for no more than 30 mins - The Spongebob show was fun (all 8 minutes of it) and the sea lion show was operating,... More 

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