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“Under The Sea”
Review of New York Aquarium

New York Aquarium
Ranked #49 of 225 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.
new york city
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Under The Sea”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

A magical and eye opening day get away for any age. Actually you cant help feeling like a kid. Oohs &aahs especially the Alien Stingers!! Then spend time after on famous Coney Island boardwalk.

Visited October 2012
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Sunrise, Florida
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78 reviews
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“Great time for the family”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

Went to the aquarium with my family as part of my granddaughter's birthday weekend. What great fun for all of us......especially liked the big walrus' that were swimming right in front of us as we watched their antics through the tank. Some of the park was under construction, but there was plenty to see and do to last 3-4 hours. A great time was had by all....especially the birthday girl.

Visited October 2012
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“NY Aquarium”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

We visited the aquarium couple months ago and it was not that bad but it is geared more towards small children. The seal show is cute and coney island is close by if you are interested in other rides. You can visit this place once.

Visited April 2012
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Pleasanton, California
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519 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Good for Entertaining Tiny Tots!”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

We took our two grand daughters there 3.5 and 1.5 years old. They had a great time watching the different fish; the seals feeding and the glow-in-the-dark jelly fish. We also ate in their restaurant and it was ok food served with a terrible attitude! Someone needs to teach them that they have a job because of the customers, they are NOT doing the customers a favor by serving them!

I missed the fact that there is a discount if you buy tickets on line - oh well!

Visited September 2012
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East Meadow, New York
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91 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“It says it, it does it”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

I am a big fan of all things aquarium and as silly as it may be, if there is one where I visit, I will try to go. I have lived in the NYC/Long Island area for a little over 7 years and finally made the trip to the NY Aquarium. I did enjoy my visit but felt like this should just be called the Brooklyn Aquarium as it doesn't really live up to being called the NEW YORK Aquarium. As other reviewers have said, it is good for about half a day. The one nice thing is that for $13, you can park your car in the aquarium lot and head over to the Coney Island boardwalk to explore there while your car is safe is sound. Overall, a good trip but do not plan a whole day here. **Make sure you buy tix ahead of time online for a discount!

Visited September 2012
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