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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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disappointing this time.

despite the fact that we went there knowing it's partially opened due to reconstruction post SANDY, we were still not pleased, not because there were very few animals but the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
pippinllanes
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Wayne, New Jersey
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Wayne, New Jersey
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

despite the fact that we went there knowing it's partially opened due to reconstruction post SANDY, we were still not pleased, not because there were very few animals but the bathrooms were not well maintained, very messy and dirty, and no available toilet paper, nor paper towels. The area where the kids were supposed to touch three sea creatures was... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hello we visited this place on 8/13/16. Come from out of town and was excited to see this aquarium and after enjoy a day at coney island beach. first this aquarium don't honor any veterans and the ticket agents were young and ruled. They seem to be annoyed if you asked them any questions. Then the price of admission were... More 

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Astoria, New York
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Aquarium was hard hit by Hurricane Sandy and is in the process of being redone. At this time not all of the exhibits are open but the ones that are are definitely worth a look. The main tank, 168,000 gallons, is filled with tropical fish, cow-nose rays and even a green moray that, though shy, does make the occasional... More 

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Thank Angel C
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful day with family. Although the place is not fully restored since Hurricane Sandy hit it years back it was lots of fun. Sea Lion show made the kids day as well as the temporary shark exhibit.

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Thank KahlilP23
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I went to the aquarium on August 2016; I expected it to be small since it's still undergoing construction. But on Friday's after 4pm it's pay as you wish and that's how I went. Paid a donation and I can say it was well worth it. The Sea Lion Show is a must go. It was really cute.

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Thank MIke R
New York City
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well I am writing this review on August 2016. In hopes that the construction of the biggest city in the world's aquarium gets completed in my lifetime. Recently visited the aquarium and was sadly disappointed. There was really nothing to see that would make one say this aquarium is a must do while in NY. I've visited the place since... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is very little to see here so it is a complete waste of time and money. The place is a construction site and the displays are woeful. Avoid.

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2 Thank 201212201212
Secaucus, New Jersey, United States
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a waste of money, they have the nerve to charge admission to this place. You will see more fish in a pet store. Four years after Super Storm Sandy and it looks no where near completion. You can literally see everything in 5 minutes which leaves you nothing to do if you have to wait to see the show.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the worst place ever! There are barely any animals and the workers at front are loud nasty and rude. Their attitude was disgusting! That just made the visit worst!!I'll never visit here ever again a waste of my money!! I don't recommend this place to anyone!

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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited the New York Aquarium during a trip to NYC. We were already aware that it was only partially open due to construction (necessary due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy). As a result, the entrance fee was half price which seemed fair given you could only access about half the exhibits. There was an indoor area... More 

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