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New York Aquarium

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602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
+1 718-265-3474
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Nothing like my childhood memories

Hurricane Sandy was in 2012 and the aquarium was severely damaged. However, for $12 a ticket+ $13... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Columbia, South Carolina
Small but improving

Small aquarium on the Coney Island boardwalk.....under a redevelopment program....there is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mike D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good26%
  • Average29%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible11%
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602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
+1 718-265-3474
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hurricane Sandy was in 2012 and the aquarium was severely damaged. However, for $12 a ticket+ $13 parking- I would expect better renovations over the course of 5 years. The sharks are crammed into a tiny habitat and there are literally only 6 exhibitions. You...More

Thank cooleylicious
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small aquarium on the Coney Island boardwalk.....under a redevelopment program....there is a limited range of exhibits but well thought out....

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our two year old son on a Saturday morning. The aquarium is part of our WCS membership that includes the Bronx Zoo and others so we combined a morning at the aquarium with a trip to the Coney Island boardwalk. We had...More

Thank Natalie G
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Lots of renovation/expansion is occurring and the admission price is appropriately adjusted to reflect this. What is open contains wonderful exhibits. There are "roving" volunteers, some high school students, that were really great at informing us about the various exhibits and animals. Combined with a...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 10 August 2017

For right now I would not recommend spending your money at the aquarium. Although some of the exhibitions are interesting, Hurricane Sandy really wreaked the park and it is still under a rebuilding and renovation. The sea lion show is a lot of fun and...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Went on a cold January day, and was kind of disappointed. A lot of areas were closed off or under renovation... giant empty parking lot but you still had to pay (it is New York, after all...). We enjoyed ourselves, but have been to better...More

1  Thank Jtries
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Easy to get to from the subway. Take the F or Q train to the W 8th street exit. The Aquarium is a block away. Unfortunately, the NY Aquarium was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy years ago. They still have not fully recovered. The Aquarium...More

2  Thank Kristina C
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Ok, I watch too many. Mob movies! Really nice Aquarium! Seals, dolphins you name it and it swims here.

1  Thank ljmantovi
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I can't believe that a first class city has an aquarium like this. It's small, crowded on a weekday, and dirty. The "petting tank," had one small horseshoe crab and a sea urchin. They are showing a 12-minute 4-D movie with "Ice Age" characters which...More

Thank juniemoonie
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I was super excited to visit this location and once inside I was extremely let down. We were greeted by a very friendly ticket clerk who went over ALL of the closed exhibits (after she charged my CC) which was most of the park. We...More

Thank Holly S
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Always best to go to the website to see if there have been any changes to the pricing. But also remember the parking fee.