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New York Aquarium

602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
718-265-3474
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Ranked #47 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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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Aquarium should be ashamed of themselves to keep it open while they go through a renovation. Almost every exhibit has been shut down since Hurricane Sandy and it will be at least another 2 years until its complete. I literally walked through the Aquarium in 8 minutes. There are two fish tanks, a pool with a walrus, a pool... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The aquarium is very small compared to most other aquariums around the country, but it is still a very nice aquarium. There are tons of different exhibits, both indoors and outdoors. The best times to visit are around mid morning or mid afternoon. Be sure to check the weather as some of the exhibits are outside.

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Auburn, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Never been to the NY Aquarium, so I don't know what it was like pre-Hurricane Sandy. Now it's basically a few fish tanks, penguins, walruses and a sea lion show (which was pretty fun). While it was a little underwhelming, I was okay with paying full admission if it means they can renovate.

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Brooklyn, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This used to be a local gem. Not any more. After the disaster that was Hurricane Sandy, the aquarium is now bare bones with many of the exhibits closed and many of the larger animals no longer residing. So, there is less to see or do, but they have the nerve to charge full price. NOT a good value.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I visited last year after Sandy destroyed most of the park. It was sad to see that most of the aquarium is under construction. When I visit this year it looks just like last year. Not one new exhibit. I will not return until they renovate. There was too many people and nothing to see.

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Garden City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The aquarium is under restoration. There are some fine indoor fish tanks, and a few outdoor displays with sea mammals and penguins. We really enjoyed the walruses. All in all, there are less than an hours worth of exhibits to see at the present time. We are members of the NY Conservation Society, which includes admission to the aquarium, otherwise... More

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Sheffield, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited the aquarium during our day trip to Coney Island. A large part of it is still being redeveloped after the damage done by Hurricane Sandy, so the range of exhibits is limited. But you can still see various aquatic exhibits, sea otters, walrus & seals. Worth a visit, just don't expect too much. There is a very nice... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited the NY Aquarium on Saturday, July 12 and my advice is don’t waste your time or money. The aquarium is still being renovated from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. The only exhibits that are open are the Walrus, Penguin and Otter tanks. The only show that comes with your admission is the sea lion show that lasted... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My family took an hour subway ride just to get here and it was so disappointing. First off, there were only two indoor exhibits and four outdoor exhibits. Yes you can count the ones outside- a walrus, otter, penguins, and sea lions. The touch tank was the worst. I don't even think they should advertise this. They had all of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The aqarium was damaged by hurricane sandy 2 years ago it was very p[ricey and all we wanted to see was the dolphins.we then found out no dolphins sharks or jellyfish.#bummer. we saw the seals and was it .there are a few big fish and stingrays ,nothing special.I was dissapointed with my trip

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