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New York Aquarium

602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
718-265-3474
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Ranked #53 of 114 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
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Barnsley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I realize that the Aquarium is still re-construting from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy but, what is open leaves a lot to be desired. First of all, they should not be charging the full amount at this time and secondly, there should be a senior discount. The Sea Lion Show, while informative, was too short to be worth being herded... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The place is tiny, you can see everything in 7-10 minutes. At the moment there is really not much to see since they are renovation the place.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Some exhibits were still closed / under construction due to hurricane sandy but it was great. Great value for the price

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

What a terrific day we had at the Aquarium . Arrived Sunday at 10 AM when they opened and before they became too crowded. Wonderful exhibits, staff on hand to answer all the grand children's questions, and some hands on exhibits. Loved watchingt the Penquins getting fed, and the Sea Lion Show was terrific.....including seeing the Sea Lion up close... More

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went there this week with two children. The facility was hit hard by the storm of 2 years ago and is showing two more years until they're back to normal. The facility is small and overwhelmed by summer camp groups from around the city. It's simply not capable of handling all of these camp groups and an individual family... More

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