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Address: 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
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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Awesome Sea Lion Show, Bruiser was awesome!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kati510
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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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 2 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 2 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 2 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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1 Thank Gabrielle V
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

It was ravaged by Hurricane Sandy 4 years ago. It's taken some time but the place is slowly getting back to it's great self.

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1 Thank donny b
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Great experience for me especially the sea show where the friendly staff interacted with and encouraged audience participation. Will return once renovations are finished!

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Thank Stacy C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

The aquarium is under renovation since hurricane sandy.. estimated time of completion is 2018 that's way to long. This place should be closed...its $12 to get in $13 to park and the aquarium has three exhibits..and one show you can do the whole park in a half hour.. save your money

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