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New York Aquarium

Features Animals
602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
+1 718-265-3474
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Definitely not ready yet

Still under major renovation, we went on the ‘pay what you want’ Friday and it still wasn’t worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Definitely NOT ready for Prime Time !!!

Mostly detroyed during hurricane Sandy, the reconstruction is still not complete and looks like it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York City
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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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“sea otters” (16 reviews)
“nice aquarium” (10 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
+1 718-265-3474
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still under major renovation, we went on the ‘pay what you want’ Friday and it still wasn’t worth what we paid. There is one indoor room of fish and a few sad little zones for penguins and sea lions outside. I’d recommend waiting until the...More

1  Thank X1643JThannahm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mostly detroyed during hurricane Sandy, the reconstruction is still not complete and looks like it will be a while before it's up and running. While they have reduced the entry fee because of limited things to see, the parking is still $25 so this makes...More

1  Thank nycfrequentflyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated close to the second last stop on the Coney Island/ Stillman Ave Subway Line this aquarium has a number of interesting displays as well as interactive exhibits & a 4D film theatre. Extensive renovations were being undertaken during my visit so major displays were...More

Thank TravellingManOz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 2 yo for the first time and she loved the tropical fish, didn’t want to leave the tanks. We saw the sea lion show afterwards which was a treat. We ended by going to Nathan’s for hot dogs.

Thank David B
Reviewed 13 October 2017

A couple exhibits were under construction; but still pretty nice, but smaller than I thought it would be. The inside exhibit was pretty nice with plenty of different species of fish. It was interesting they are growing their own coral. Had a nice time.

Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The New York Aquarium will probably be very nice in the future, but it is under construction until 2019. There is not much to see until then. Very basic, very limited.

Thank Anon177
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came here. We researched before coming and all it said "adding on exhibits". After taking a 50 minute ride and AFTER purchasing our tickets, we found out that them "adding on" meant that at least half of the aquarium is closed....More

1  Thank brianaf99
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

While relatively small, it uses it's space very well. The tanks are very clean and have large viewing windows, providing an excellent view of the fish. The sea lions and otters are adorable during their feeding times. I only wish that the large building was...More

1  Thank Laelana
Reviewed 13 September 2017

My granddaughter had my son and I take her to the aquarium year after year; we all loved these trips. My favorite was the cute sea otter floating on his back. The seals are great fun to watch as they come diving down into their...More

Thank JoyChristena
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This place is very small, 3-4 small fish tanks inside and a temporary shark tank outside. The fish is beautiful, but all this can be enjoyed in 30 minutes. 11 and 13 year old in my family whole love nature and museums were bored very...More

Thank ANIKA68
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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.