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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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wait until they renovate

I understand that Storm Sandy really did a number on this area of NYC but it has been 3 years now... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2015
Stormville, New York
Horrible service

We arrived at the ticket counter at 3:35pm but because we didn't park in their parking lot by 3:30... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2015
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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 18 December 2015

I understand that Storm Sandy really did a number on this area of NYC but it has been 3 years now and the aquarium is still not renovated enough for me to be willing to pay to go in. We visited only because we have...More

1  Thank roseyday
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

We arrived at the ticket counter at 3:35pm but because we didn't park in their parking lot by 3:30 we were denied entry with our two little kids - meanwhile a couple were allowed in after us at 3:37pm because they paid at the parking...More

3  Thank FarhannaB
Reviewed 30 November 2015

If you want to see the Apollo 11 capsule of its day, the Beebe and Barton bathysphere is on display outside the NY Aquarium. You can walk right up and touch it, and look inside through a polycarbonate cover over the main hatch. interpretive material...More

Thank Physeter
Reviewed 26 November 2015

We stopped here with our Granddaughter and I was very disapointed. Half of the attractions were closed or partially closed and yet the price remained the same! Growing up in Brooklyn I have been bringing people to the Aquarium since it opened and have never...More

4  Thank Sapphire-Ed
Reviewed 22 November 2015

To be fair to the staff they did tell me many exhibits were closed or under renovation when I arrived, and at $12 entrance it was reflected in the price. However, it seemed to me that the majority of the aquarium was either shut or...More

2  Thank Beth B
Reviewed 15 November 2015

A great place to visit but not this year.They are rebuilding after the destruction from hurricane Sandy.Many attractions are being rebuilt and should open in 2016.Go to the Bronx Zoo instead until 2016.

Thank carlito w
Reviewed 3 November 2015

The aquarium was not something special as I've visited lots of them before. There is building work in progress, so one day it will become very nice aquarium for sure. But the show was incredibly entertaining, sea lions were awesome! Even if I'm not kid...More

Thank Roberta M
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Even though the new exhibit is still being built we really liked this place. There was no crowd and we could easily go through the park at our own pace. The show with the sea lions was the best part!!

1  Thank FredAcler
Reviewed 29 October 2015

While I like aquariums, it lacks Shamu. There are times you may see seal shows. they were revamping the aquarium the last time I was there about two years ago, so I would suggest you find out what exhibits there are. But you can be...More

Thank estherp618
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

The inside aquariums are packed full of exotic fish split into sections from around the world, it is just an inkling of what the aquarium may be when renovation work is complete. I kind of think the entry fee of around $12 reflects the fact...More

1  Thank Mjsheldrick
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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.