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New York Aquarium

602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
+1 718-265-3474
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Ranked #65 of 117 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. « less
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Telford, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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Annandale, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had hoped to see some cool animals, but it was rather disappointing overall. A lot of the outside exhibits were closed due to the damage from Hurricane Sandy. Understandable, but they need to lower the price considerably, or just take donations. We basically paid to see the sea lion show and the feeding of the walruses. Not a good... More

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Trophy Club, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Long trip to Brooklyn from Mid Town. Indoor exhibits were fair, and the Seal/sea Lion show was OK, but the other outdoor exhibits were dull, mildly decrepit, and animals hard to spot. The entire visit only lasted about 1 hour. They promise much better exhibits when the renovations are completed in 2015. Only $10 admission, and we combined this with... More

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New York, New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It's about 1 room. There's not a whole lot there. The tanks aren't clean. The people who go to this Aquarium aren't particularly clean. However, to its credit, walking out the exit and finding yourself outside, instead of entering the next room... it's mildly amusing.

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Bayside, NY
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Hurricane Sandy did a number on the aquarium. With the exhibits they have open they should just close temporarily. Some exhibits are so sadly empty. Not worth the trip in my opinion. I only went because I am a member and don't incur any further costs to go. You can see all they have in one hour or less. Add... More

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