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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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The 4D movie is pretty cool. The live show was good. There is construction work on a new exhibit and the gift shop is bigger than it looks. If you are there when they are feeding... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Ronkonkoma, New York

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Deer Park, New York
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

There's just not enough to see right now...have been several times pre-Sandy, but now you've simply got to wait until the construction is completed. Then it should be first class.

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nyc
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went this past weekend, and the ticket clerk warned us that about half the attractions were closed for renovation. (The aquarium was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy a few years ago and they are slowly rebuilding). Rather than issuing the warning, they should slash the ticket prices, or offer free admission. There are literally just 2 rooms indoors with fish... More 

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The 4D movie is pretty cool. The live show was good. There is construction work on a new exhibit and the gift shop is bigger than it looks. If you are there when they are feeding the animals than you will see more of them.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Aquarium is under construction. It is not in any way worth the money you pay to go in. Really bad experience. No one advised us that basically there is nothing to do or see. The only thing that was worth seeing was the front as you go in which has fishes swimming in a large tank. Manager got upset at... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

The Aquarium is currently undergoing some building work to improve it's exhibits / layout, so I guess if we visited when it was all completed we'd be more impressed. We did enjoyed looking at all the smaller fish life in the indoor tanks and I'm sure our son would of loved them too - if he was there. We also... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

aquarium is partially under construction which mean you will see few tanks with nothing special fish and one huge, but dirty green, with sharks. you gota be lucky for the shark to swim by to see anything. It's that dirty. Open tanks supposedly have seal and such, but all animals were hiding. I came with friend and her two children,... More 

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Far Rockaway, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I had 4 free passes through my kids school to the Aquarium so I don't want to complain too much, but had I paid for admission, I'd be pretty ticked. The aquarium was very nice. All the exhibits were educational, well presented and clean. My daughter really enjoyed the sea lion/seal show. BUT (BIG BUT) we were done with the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It was wonderful to visit the Aquarium and see that it is making a remarkable recovery from Hurricane Sandy. The Sea Lion show was excellent. The kids were thrilled by the Sponge Bob 3 D movie similar to Disney. They enjoyed the smaller indoor and outdoor exhibits too. Go on a day with pleasant weather. Not too hot because there... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This aquarium is tiny, and is always packed. But it is still pretty great, and we've visited a number of times. When the construction is all done, perhaps it will become a 5 star attraction. It is right in Coney Island, right on the beach practically, and offers a decent variety of fish and marine-life (for its petite size), and... More 

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Bellport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

When we went the shark exhibit was still closed due to hurricane Sandy so it's a lot smaller than we anticipated. However there are still some good exhibits and a great outdoor seal show! Hoping next time we go back renovations will be complete.

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Address: Address: 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Phone Number: +1 718-265-3474
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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