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“Not a bad aquarium”
Review of New York Aquarium

New York Aquarium
Ranked #50 of 226 things to do in Brooklyn
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Owner description: 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.
St. John's, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Not a bad aquarium”
Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

Visited the aquarium during a coney island day trip. It was nice to get a little shade in the mid day heat!

Sea lion show wasn't bad, not sea world
Quality of course but it is a smaller aquarium. The exhibits were nice, would be a great place to sped a day with kids. And they're expanding their shark exhibit....think that will be a great idea!

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pescara
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“In August otters and seals always asleep”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Not impressed at all with the place which is not that big and the tanks were not very well kept as the glass was dirty not only full of handprints but seemed worn out, which made the place look dull. Even taking a photo becomes hard as you get the reflection of handprints. The outer pools with seals, penguins and otters aren't impressive... When I went, all were asleep and hiding, except for two seals sleeping in the sun. The shark tank is lovely but, very dirty like all other fish tanks. I would recommend it only for a day out with kids as there is lots of instruction on life, ecosystems and marine life.

Visited August 2012
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Washington Township, New Jersey
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“In need of an major upgrade”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Went with some family a few weeks ago. Place is small and in big need of an upgrade. Also expensive when you consider how small it is. I would stay away from this place until they actually do something to fix it up. The exhibit where the sharks are is so run down it is pathetic! If you are in NY go to the Bronx Zoo but skip this place.

Visited July 2012
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Long Branch, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fish everywhere”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

Wow is a great word for the NY Aquarium. The kids will have a great time What a great place for kids to learn things and learn while they are having fun. Will take my other Grand Kids when they come to visit

Visited November 2011
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Schenectady, New York
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Needs some cleaning...”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

A lot to see, nice exhibits, but the place needs an upgrade and some cleaning. Water seemed dirty for the poor little guys. And the bathrooms were a bit scary. Overall, not a bad deal for the price, just don't expect too much.

Visited August 2012
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