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New York Aquarium

Features Animals
602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
+1 718-265-3474
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I struggled with whether to rate this 2 or 3 stars, but the sad fact is that this is not an... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Park City, Utah
via mobile
Wait for the Rennovation

This is a sad aquarium experience. They are in the process of a renovation-- so wait until that is... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2017
Sandra G
Denver, Colorado
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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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“nice aquarium” (10 reviews)
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602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
+1 718-265-3474
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I struggled with whether to rate this 2 or 3 stars, but the sad fact is that this is not an "average" Aquarium but --at least in its current state--it is, in fact, poor. I certainly would encourage individuals to support the facility during the...More

Thank zuckmeister
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a sad aquarium experience. They are in the process of a renovation-- so wait until that is done and it will probably be wonderful. Right now-- not worth the $$ even at the reduced price.

2  Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 7 September 2017

As much as I love Coney Island for its Rich history and it's Famous Boardwalk, the Coney Island Aquarium needs a complete and total makeover! It is very dark and dreary inside and the walls and carpet are just to old and worn to look...More

1  Thank Brian B
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

The aquarium is very small. I wanted to see more. The only thing I enjoyed was the 3D movie. My niece and nephews had fun and that's all that matters.

Thank Rumona A
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

It's incredible this is the only Acuarium in NYC. It's not comparable to one other big city in the world (London, Berlin, San Diego, Valencia, etc). You have several zoos to go (Central Park, Bronx, Brooklyn) but... what about an aquarium? I was upset and...More

Thank Victor H
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The only thing between the aquarium and the full force of Hurricane Sandy was one dune. Do yourself a favor and Google some of the pictures of what that storm did to this place. Coney Island was ripped apart by the storm, and the Aquarium...More

1  Thank Brian K
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Not much here. I'm a member WCS member, and was excited to take my daughter for her first trip here. We went through it pretty quickly, not much to see. I understand it's been damaged by Hurricane Sandy, but it's already been 5 years. There...More

Thank KelNY2000
Reviewed 21 August 2017

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 21 August 2017

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 20 August 2017 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
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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.