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New York Aquarium

Address: 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Phone Number: +1 718-265-3474
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Ranked #51 of 92 Attractions in Brooklyn
Owner description: Situated on 14 acres by the sea in Coney Island, the Aquarium is home to over 8,000 animals. The...
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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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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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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Very little to see for such a long journey. There are a couple of aquariums inside and then some penguins, sea lions and walruses outside. We spent longer getting there than we did at the attraction. The entry was cheap but still wouldn't recommend it.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The aquarium is not spectacular. Its ok and has a small selection of fish from around the world. Outside there are sea lions, walrus' etc. We paid a lot of money to get in but it took no more than 1 hour to see it all.

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nyc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Took our grandchildren to the NY Aquarium today. There is little to see as they are still renovating due to the destruction of Hurricane Sandy last year. The Sea Lion performance was fun, but unfortunately is only a 15 minute show. There were just 2 walruses playing in their outdoor pool. A handful of penguins were visible but not especially... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Thisis by far one of the best family attractions in Brooklyn. Easily accessible via subway and bus, it has a variety of exhibits. Worth going with small children!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

There are so many different sea animals. Some exhibits make you feel as if you were in the water with them. This is absolutely a nice place to go when in Brooklyn. In my opinion is a bit small but it is not bad considering that is an urban area.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We only stayed 15 minutes and that was boring and too long. I went with three adults and 2 kids. No comparison to aquariums I've been to in: Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, Monterey, etc. There simply are very few exhibits. What an embarrassment and waste of money.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Aquarium is in reconstruction right now after hurricane Sandy so nothing really interesting to see there but they have still nice Sea Lion show and funny 4-D Theater.

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