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New York Aquarium

#49 of 225 things to do in Brooklyn Features Animals
602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
+1 718-265-3474
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Kind of disappointing for the cost...

Went on a cold January day, and was kind of disappointed. A lot of areas were closed off or under... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sandwich, Massachusetts
Visit in a year or two...

Easy to get to from the subway. Take the F or Q train to the W 8th street exit. The Aquarium is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kristina C
New York City, 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.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good26%
  • Average29%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible11%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
+1 718-265-3474
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Jtries
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Kristina C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank ljmantovi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When it was being built, there was much expectation. Save your money and go somewhere else. Nothing has changed.

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was way to small. We spend a couple hundred dollars to get a Uber over to the aquarium. And we took maybe 20 minutes max to view everything. Smallest aquarium I have ever been to. It did look like they were building a new...More

Thank Brendan M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful to teach your kids about fish and sea life, although they are under construction there is still is some pretty fun stuff to do, Christian at the photo booth was really nice and helpful when I was having an issue with...More

Thank Racheli N
Reviewed 6 June 2017

NY Aquarium is small compared to others I have been to, but if you are in the area, stop on by. They are currently remodeling to add new attractions, so that's a plus. Lots of school kids from field trips so it may be better...More

Thank AFVPr
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

It is not open fully open yet. Once it opens this place will be amazing, right now very small and not much to see. I can't wait till next year to go back and see when it is fully operational.

Thank Carey J
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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.