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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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Aster SANDY, the hurricane, wasn't that good!

I felt desapointed because almost half of the Aquarium was closed for reconstruction and it was hard to see those animals in such a small space... I liked when they were feeded... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I felt desapointed because almost half of the Aquarium was closed for reconstruction and it was hard to see those animals in such a small space... I liked when they were feeded and xome kids around were really excited/. May be it is just a personal impression... I reaaly don't like to see animals out of their own habbitat..

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Darwen, England, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We are now aware that the NY Aquarium was badly damaged during the Sandy storm back in 2011 and so this is why so much renovation is being done to the site. Once this is completed I'm sure it will be a far better place to visit than what it currently is. Not many animals are there. There are a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So much color and So much Beauty .... A Must see in Coney Island .... Also Right Near the Coney island Amusement and KeySpan AAA baseball team and Beach

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Commack, New York
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29 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The aquarium was damaged badly by super storm Sandy a few years ago and they are still putting the pieces back together. Its good for a hour visit but that's about it. Kids enjoyed the giant walrus feeding time but I would wait till its fully finished before a return visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My partner and I love Sealife and every town and country we go to , we go to the local aquarium. We were told on entering when purchasing tickets that a few things were shut but didnt know that this meant ONE room was open. I could count how many fish I saw. Awful. The only thing I liked were... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We decided to go to the New York Aquarium even though they do tell you as you buy your ticket that a number of the areas are closed and under construction after being damaged. Even when the new areas are completed (we were able to see where they were being built) it's still a fairly small aquarium. We overheard a... More 

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Webster
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I want to like this little place, especially because they were so hard hit during the hurricane. But if your kids like sea animals, go to the Central Park Zoo or the Bronx Zoo. Both have a much bigger variety of animals.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My son and I spent 2 hours here on a quiet Sunday. The animals are all well kept and looked happy but there just aren't many exhibits to keep you busy. I fully understand they are going through improvements following Sandy but in the meantime the exhibits are fairly limited. The 4D show was great as too was the sea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I visited New York Aquarium during my stay in New York City. This was a very great experience. I spent some hours there and watched all the interesting fish and other animals and learned a lot about conservation and things about the lives of the fish. There are aquariums inside and outside you can see otters, sea lions, penguins and... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It is a little aquarium, they are still recovering from hurricane Sandy but it has penguins, sea lions, walrus and a lot of different kind of fishes from all around the world. They have a nice little show with sea lions. The workers have a nice attitude and the aquarium is clean. The admission is not expensive so if you... More 

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