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Address: 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Phone Number: +1 718-265-3474
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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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nice place to visit - too much of it still under reconstruction

It is a nice place to visit, but The admission fee of 11.95 plus $13 parking felt as overpaid, as much of it, or rather most of it is still under reconstruction after hurricane... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Montreal, Canada

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Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Devastated by Hurricane Sandy and delayed by grandiose plan to rebuild don't run yet to visit the aquarium. I have been a member for years and even before the storm it was getting less interesting and mor run down. If you enjoy aquariums and this will be your only visit to Coney Island then you won't be that disappointed. But... More 

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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120 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though I grew up in Brooklyn and have been to the aquarium countless times, I still go back and take the kids. It is a wonderful way to spend the day. Great exhibits. Right on the boardwalk. Try to avoid on weekends in summer if possible, gets way crowded.

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Montreal, Canada
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice place to visit, but The admission fee of 11.95 plus $13 parking felt as overpaid, as much of it, or rather most of it is still under reconstruction after hurricane sandy, it was some what disappointing, They say it can take another 1 1/2 years to complete. It was still a pleasant experience, seeing and learning... More 

Thank QuietSmilingTraveler
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the 3D video was lots of fun for the children. The fish were fun to see But the place was not so big.

Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The existing aquarium will be replaced by a new structure. The price of admission for this attraction is modest at around US$11 including a sea lion show and 4D Sponge Bob Squarepants "movie". The aquarium has the essentials to provide information about ocean life without the 21st century gadgets. This lets the animals shine and you can relax and enjoy... More 

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Ashdod, Israel
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40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Nice place with scheduled shows. Both adults and children enjoyed very much. The price is reasonable and recommended to combine with the luna park and the seaside promenade.

Thank AlonaL4
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29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I recently visited the NY Aquarium on a cold winter afternoon with some friends. Both of us are members of the Wildlife Conservation Society so admission and parking were free. However, had we paid, we would have been disappointed. I hate to review the aquarium this way because it is really quite a special place. But it is still rebuilding... More 

1 Thank FamilyRoadTraveled
Kitchener, Canada
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96 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The aquarium is under renovation. Nevertheless, we took the family there for a visit that after Boxing Day. One would have thought a city the size of NYC would have a good aquarium. Bit no. The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is head and shoulders better. The NY Aquarium is fairly dismissal in terms of the fish etc on display. It... More 

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Stormville, New York
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79 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I understand that Storm Sandy really did a number on this area of NYC but it has been 3 years now and the aquarium is still not renovated enough for me to be willing to pay to go in. We visited only because we have the Bronx Zoo pass and it was a free trip and free parking for us-... More 

1 Thank roseyday
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at the ticket counter at 3:35pm but because we didn't park in their parking lot by 3:30 we were denied entry with our two little kids - meanwhile a couple were allowed in after us at 3:37pm because they paid at the parking lot. Makes no sense - many others were disappointed due to a poor policy. You... More 

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