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Address: 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
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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Even though not yet fully functional from Sandy, we really enjoyed the indoor displays, some of which are really mesmerizing. The outdoor Sea Lion show is really well done, lots... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
beenaroundtheworld77
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though not yet fully functional from Sandy, we really enjoyed the indoor displays, some of which are really mesmerizing. The outdoor Sea Lion show is really well done, lots of humor scattered throughout, kids and adults enjoyed alike, but bundle up if it's winter!! The penguin feeding is another feature we love, and we finish off with the 4D... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Although Hurricane Sandy beat this place up, they are making a come back. Friendly staff, great things to see and great shows. Great for little kids or romantic grandparents wout the kids.

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Thank adam r
Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to Aquariums all over the country.. This by far was one of the worst.. They are always under construction and don't have a lot to see.

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Thank msfriendly37
Sydney, Australia
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622 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, they're rebuilding after Sandy and the prices are reduced, but really there's so little to see. There's the sea lion show (20 minutes max), which, if you miss, then you've wasted the price of admission - this is the highlight but is very brief and there's an usher who stands in the aisle and blocks the crowd's view. Sea... More 

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Thank Riddoch88
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved my two recent trips to the Aquarium, one in July and the other in November. Bruiser and Osborne, the sea lions, are superstar performers of the show at the Aquatheatre. In the summer there were more sea lions performing, and one of the shows I went to introduced a new baby sea lion. I loved the show so... More 

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Thank Emily G
Milan, Italy
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is small, not so well kept, few tanks with a lot of fishes, but pretty much same kinds. Few small tanks hold piranhas. 3 seals in limited view tanks. Not much to see

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Thank boiacts
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will never forget the first time I visited the aquarium as a NYC public middle school teacher and lost my gut the moment I saw that there was not much at all to see at this establishment (I am not a native New Yorker and moved her 15 years ago). As a new parent I revisited as I am... More 

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Thank zeeka21
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They are still remodeling, but for 12 bucks i saw a lot. We saw the sea lion show and that was super fun. They did a great job and Bruiser and his trainer were funny. I can't wait until they are done so I can see the new shark area as well as the restuarants.

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Thank Kati510
Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We headed out to Coney Island one day and found the aquarium by chance. We paid about $25 for both and spent about 10 minutes in the whole place. They're renovating the place and only have a handful of exhibits open but it is totally not worth the money. The poor sharks are in a temporary tank which looks bleak... More 

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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Ok they are kind of improving the experience and a lot is under construction but actually nothing special to see. Not too expensive but still not worth it except the fact that it gets you out to Coney Island which is beautiful at the see city.

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