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New York Aquarium

602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
+1 718-265-3474
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Ranked #63 of 115 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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Annandale, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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nyc
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123 reviews 123 reviews
35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This used to be a high spot for us to bring our out of town visitors. But after this last visit no more.. So much stuff is closed and being renovated due to sandy. At the gate they say that some stuff is closed but come on .. We made it thru the whole aquarium in 15-20 mins. We were... More

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Barnsley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Very disappointing. Some of the fish (e.g. the sharks) are not on display due to extensive refurbish ments following hurricane Sandy. There is not a lot to see and the staff are completely disinterested. If you end up going, be sure to go in the 4 D cinema-it's the best bit.

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North Haledon, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Although my boys (ages 4 & 8) and I enjoyed spending a Summer Sunday here, I must say I was slightly disappointed. Of couse the one exhibit that my boys really wanted to see was the Sharks and when we arrived we found out it was closed due to the zoo still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. We did get to... More

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Bellmore, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We recently became members so we could make two separate Bronx Zoo trips with grand kids.... So for us this visit to the aquarium was a freebie including parking. If I had paid I would have really been upset. There is so little to see and the previous reviews are correct. This was a complete and utter waste of time........ More

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New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is the aquarium of my childhood. I've brought my own children, and now, my grandchildren there, as well. There were always many fun exhibits, my favorite being the shark tank. This summer, the aquarium is presently in the process of being renovated, and still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. When it's done, I'll go back, but right... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The place was filthy and very hot! A/C was set at 80 to conserve energy, however with the crowd of people there. It was propbolly around 100 degrees indoors. Outside was no better very hot and water cost 3.50 a bottle. I had 4 young children and I was afraid they would dehydrate since there was no shade and all... More

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