We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

New York Aquarium

602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
718-265-3474
Website
Update attraction details
Ranked #36 of 112 attractions in Brooklyn
Type: Aquariums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. $13 adults, $10 seniors, $9 kids 3-12 « less
Write a Review

187 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    45
    65
    50
    20
    7
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Freeland, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Well, I did read some of the previous negative reviews, but for five bucks apiece, let me say that my five-year-old granddaughter really enjoyed this attraction. Yes, they are still rebuilding because of the damage done by Hurricane Sandy. But they do explain this to you when you are purchasing a ticket, which accounts for the discounted price. We had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

We visited in late January 2014 and were underwhelmed. With a title like "New York Aquarium", we expected more. Inside, there are a dozen or so big tanks with various sealife with interesting information panels. We couldn't find any sharks or stingrays which our two year old wanted to see. Outside, the sea lions & walruses were pretty cool, but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
63 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This would have been a better experience had I visited when more was open. Unfortunately, much was still closed following Hurricane Sandy. What was open was worth seeing.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

It's a long subway ride from Manhattan, made even longer by the wait for a train back. Location is in a not-so-nice area next to some housing projects, with the honky-tonk of Coney Island (boarded up at this time of year) down the street. The entrance for the compound is not marked clearly, so I walked a couple of blocks... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York, New York, United States
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
40 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I had the WCS membership [BTW if you live around the city and like wildlife just get the WCS pass it is totally worth it] so i went to check the Aquarium out after it reopened recently The aquarium is decent. They apparently are still recovering from Sandy's wrath, but i still feel they could have done better. I have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
WNY
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We visited Dec. 27, 2013. We went at 3PM on Friday, when it was "pay what you will". I think they are charging $5.00 all the time at this time of the year. But I did not want to chance it and pay more after reading the reviews. I think it is true that they are still recovering from Superstorm... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kristiansand, Norway
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The aquarium in Coney Island was heavily damaged by hurricane Sandy, but has recovered nicely. Still, the admission price is only 5 dollars. We spent a couple of hours visiting the interesting tropical fishes, including the amazing coral reef. The sea lions stole the show, though. Really fascinating animals, and it was really fun to watch them get fed. Well... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Linden, NJ
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Went to this aquarium one Saturday in November since I was in Brooklyn and was pleasantly surprised. The facility recovered nicely from Sandy. The Shark tank was not available BUT the Sea Lion Show was great!They did a great job with the show and the 2 large Sea Lions that performed. The kids there had a great time. I felt... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Due to the recent hurricane and the damage caused,the place is still incomplete and a lot of attractions will be added by the year 2016 .we. Visited the aquarium thinking it would at least take us 3 hours to see the attractions but we were done within an hour and that's including the sea lion show which was really amazing.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Obviously only partially open but it was worth it for the sea lion show and all the pre show entertainment, certainly nothing special to write home about seemed to be lots of work going on so will be worth a visit when it is fully open up again, it's great that they kept some part of it open whilst rebuilding,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed New York Aquarium also viewed

 

Been to New York Aquarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage New York Aquarium, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing