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Address: 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
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+1 718 265 3474
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Wait until the renovations are done!

Hurricane Sandy devastated the aquarium and renovations and rebuilding are still in process. Currently there are only some tanks, penguins and sea lions to see. In the cooler... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I came into NYC for a visit and decided to check out the aquarium, took an hour to get to Coney Island only to find that there was only a small shark tank and 2 sea lions in the outside area and a few fish inside. Not worth the trip or the $11 to enter.

Thank itzlasiwal G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hurricane Sandy devastated the aquarium and renovations and rebuilding are still in process. Currently there are only some tanks, penguins and sea lions to see. In the cooler weather, the walruses are sometimes "off exhibit". True, the admission price has been reduced to $11.95, and there is a 1/2 hour sea lion show; so if you are already on the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's always nice to visit the aquarium. Bring the whole family. Easy directions and parking available for a fee. Trains go there too.

Thank lorraine345
Rowlett, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a hot day after walking the boarwdalka nd riding the historic rides it is great to be able to go inside to the air conditioned aquarium on the boardwalk. When i was there a few years ago they had Beluga whales and all sorts of other marine life. Basic snack food and fast food also available. Lots of fun... More 

Thank Dave H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They are renovating a new section and hopefully it will be world's apart from current "exhibits" but being that this is NY, IMO it should at least match up to the new aquarium in Toronto. That one is absolutely amazing and leaves you in awe. So when I recently visited this one in Brooklyn, I was so disappointed. The sea... More 

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Northborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located in Coney Island the NYC Aquarium is one of the best I have ever visited. Great displays and easy to navigate it is a wonderful place to take your family especially of you have young children. Great educational experience.

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Middle Village, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

The aquarium use to be a great place to spend the day prior to being hit by hurricane Sandy. Since then it has reopened but only half the exhibits were open as of the summer of 2016. I would call first before going check to see if all the exhibits are open. From the aquarium it's a quick walk to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Loved watching all of the animals. Their habitats are well kept and the employees really knew their knowledge and loved sharing it. Loved the live sea lion show.

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

The place isn't large and there aren't many attractions but what they have is well kept, clean, and pretty cool. The real stars on this day were the sea lions and they're trainers, who on a cold rainy day still came out and performed an excellent show. Great for any age they were the stars. They are also building a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

If you like the animals, the sea, and hope for an easy time in the crowed NYC, this is the place to spend half-a-day. The exhibits are beautiful, and we saw a great sea-lions show. Definitely worth the metro travel to Connery Island, even in winter time.

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