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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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It's was unconstruction so the sharks were in a green until clear tank. Not very attracting. The show, fish and 4d movie was awesome. Went on a Thursday so it wasn't two busy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer D
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West Hempstead, New York
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Michigan City, Indiana
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't waste your time visiting a small part of the aquarium because most of it is under construction or in temporary tank displays. We spent about an hour visiting the place and felt we missed seeing most of the sea animals and exhibits we expected to see because they aren't open. The aquarium should be closed during this construction and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my 16 month old grandson to the aquarium this summer. As a kid I remember going to the aquarium and being excited and fascinated by the sights. The aquarium is currently undergoing reconstruction. By the mock-up photos, it should be an exciting place to visit once completed. Admission is pricey for ages 3 and over is $11.95 ($10.75 for... More 

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West Hempstead, New York
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's was unconstruction so the sharks were in a green until clear tank. Not very attracting. The show, fish and 4d movie was awesome. Went on a Thursday so it wasn't two busy. It's very small as well

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Thank Jennifer D
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was 30 years since I've been there, and so many good memories came to me. I was so saddened to see that some exhibitions were close for renovations. Sandy did so much damage to the aquarium, but they are rebuilding and improving the main building and bringing back some of the all favorites. Can't wait to see them again.... More 

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Thank MYMW
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Family and I enjoy the Aquarium so much to do... We pack up our lunch off we go for our family Adventure. After we are done go to the Beach Brighten or Coney Island so much to do. Love the Aquarium even though it's small still renovating from the Sandy Storm we still enjoy the Sharks Different kinds of... More 

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Thank Suitelyfe9
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium suffered from storm Sandy and is currently undergoing refection. Hence all attractions are not operational so I was a bit disappointed. The part I preferred was the show.

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Thank Nadia L
Brooklyn
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aquarium is still being worked on after extensive damage by a major storm so years ago. When done in a year or two, the renovations will make it even better than it was. Most of the live displays at this time are East coast sea life. They also have a Seal show with is wuite good.

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Thank Gardoz
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55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Aquarium is under renovation. It is going to be beautiful! They lowered the entry fees (somewhat) to get in due to the lack of "attractions". It was severely lacking. We had 2 three year olds & a one year old. There was not a lot for them to see. We also went during the hottest week of the summer,... More 

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Thank lisac1159
Lubbock, Texas
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255 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aquarium is working on new exhibits as they recover from Hurricane Sandy, but making nice progress. We felt welcomed, enjoyed all of it - especially the sea lion and seal show. We are glad that we took the extra hour to go.

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Ridge, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is undergoing a major transformation. It's not bad, especially for the cost, but wait until construction is complete and this place will be amazing. The sea lion show was fun and very interesting. Great thing to do, it's a quick visit for now. Can't wait to see this place in a few years through!

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