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New York Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Enjoyable visit, but some exhibits closed and not much to keep you there all day.

Visited here during our holiday to New York, as part of a trip down to Coney Island. There was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marc J
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Shark Exhibit

I went during the half price promo and I liked the Shark Exhibit but there isn't much else to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York
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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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602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
+1 718-265-3474
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Reviewed 1 week ago

NY Aquarium was a good experience. The shark show outside the aquarium was good in 4D. Then the aquarium itself has a lot of variety (from small to medium sized fishes like stingrays and a wide variety of sharks). There is also a sea lion...More

Thank kevindsouza1188
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They finally opened up the shark exhibit and I couldn't be any more happier, more than most kid's. Roof top bar and a beautiful view. More is still to come and I will be going back to see the octopus because they didn't have that.

Thank Katherine T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here during our holiday to New York, as part of a trip down to Coney Island. There was a summer half price promo on, so entry was $14.95 each, which is about the right price to be honest. I'd have felt disappointed had we...More

Thank Marc J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a great location on the Coney island Boardwalk, this is hardly worth the trip. Its been six years since SuperStorm Sandy wiped this place out, and its been painfully slow in rebuilding. The much hyped Shark Exhibit will take about twenty minutes to go...More

1  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Aquarium is worth a visit, especially since the new shark exhibit opened in June. It features a room with a curved ceiling in which you feel as if you can reach out and touch the sharks. The children can crawl into a glass tunnel...More

1  Thank Irma G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't been to the Aquarium since our daughters were kids. We hoped to take the grandkids until "Hurricane Sandy" intervened. At long last the WCS has brought the Aquarium back in style. The outdoor exhibits are well planned - sea lions, pelicans, sea otters,...More

Thank ABKcrochet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went during the half price promo and I liked the Shark Exhibit but there isn't much else to see. There is still a lot under construction. It was fine for half price but not the $30 full price

Thank Cassysj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the aquarium to check it off our list and take advantage of the half price ticket promotion. We didn’t have high hopes due to past reviews and I’m glad we knew what we were in for. Some of the coral/fish exhibits seemed murky...More

Thank ekatz11685
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the NY Aquarium last Saturday for the purpose of seeing the new Shark exhibit. We arrived early as recommended by the Aquarium website and were not disappointed as the new exhibit is very well done. We had no trouble...More

1  Thank rlee2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice aquarium but rather small. Many of the exhibits are still being repaired from Hurricane Sandy. When these are back for the public, it will be much better. The half price promotion was great.

Thank Larry L
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6 August 2018|
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Response from tippykarp | Reviewed this property |
There are no free days in August. I believe that every day in both July and August are half price from the normal entrance fee.
Sergey K
2 August 2018|
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Response from lcmarcel | Reviewed this property |
I read on several nyc mom blogs that Friday after 3 is pay-what-you-can. I would call to verify