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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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Not What We Expected

The initial intro was delayed due to paperwork for our group. We didn't see many guides available to assist our group. Basically you were on your own. It was a quick short... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Desiree719
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The initial intro was delayed due to paperwork for our group. We didn't see many guides available to assist our group. Basically you were on your own. It was a quick short experience . I would like to return maybe in the near future.

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Thank Desiree719
Newport News, Virginia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to cool off after record breaking temperature in NYC. I was surprised that the aquarium has not recovered since Hurricane Sandy. Smaller than I expected inside. There were some amazing displays however I thought there would be more. The seal lion show was awesome, however very short. maybe too hot for the animals to be outside. Kids really... More 

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Thank Trooper757
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes for just $12.00 a piece you can go into this aquarium to see a few rare creatures. However in my opinion it should be free while they are under construction or at least 1/2 the price of what they are charging. You can see what few exhibits that are open in 20 minutes or less. My best advice is... More 

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Thank Jason C
New York
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful collection of aquatic life and knowledgeably, friendly and helpful staff. Shows for the kids. Be amazed and turn 5 years old again while you're there!

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Thank Lyrce
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great place to visit, especially with children. We found it relaxing, and informative. Parking was expensive.

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Albany, New York
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok we are family with children age 7-12. In the past, We have visited New Port Aquarium (Louisville) and Connecticut Aquarium (Mari time aquarium). This aquarium doesn't compare by any means to this level of entertainment. I am just setting your expectations. Could it be due to the fact that they are currently undergoing repairs? I don't know. Here are... More 

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1 Thank Bmsabry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At least they had the decency to reduce ticket price while having work done. It was so crowded, why dont you ban push chairs/buggies from inside? They took up so much room and blocked people walking around as selfish parents would leave them wherever to go look in the tanks. With the very few attractions there i literally see no... More 

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1 Thank TomBlac
Bronx, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am getting real tired of New York letting me down. I plead temporary insanity when I decided to come here on July 4th. It was a beautiful day and I didn’t want to be indoors. I drove down here because I didn’t want to be trapped on the train for 2 hours but I did not anticipate all the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were underwhelmed for the name. New York Aquarium implies to me that it's going to be on par with some of the other great aquariums in the Northeast. It's small- if it weren't for the having to navigate 3,000 strollers, you'd be in and out in 40 minutes. On the plus side, the amphitheater show was excellent and the... More 

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Thank Benjamin M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here with my son on our recent trip to NYC. The aquarium itself is nice, and although there are still closed exhibits due to the damage from Sandy, the aquarium has reduced the price accordingly. However, I think that they need to limit the number of visitors that they allow in at a time. It was so crowded... More 

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