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New York Aquarium

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Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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New York Aquarium

My husband and I went to the NY aquarium yesterday. I was sadly disappointed with how few exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shaunna S
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Tiny place in a big city

Live in the city for over 20+ years , It's my first time visit this place due to the new shark tank... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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.
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602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I can compare NYC aquarium with aquariums in Baltimore, Camden, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Liege and Belgium and the one in NYC is the worst. Only a few animals and most of them in an open area, so animals, as well as visitors, must be...More

1  Thank Brambor007
Reviewed 6 days ago

Live in the city for over 20+ years , It's my first time visit this place due to the new shark tank exhibit. First of all. don't drive here, on site parking is so limited, unless you come early in the morning. Street parking is...More

1  Thank Winglik
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly, this place is tiny. Like, really tiny. You could cover the entire place in less than an hour... And that’s even if you stop and scrutinise every exhibit. Next, it is packed to the brim with people. Located on Coney Island, it is full...More

2  Thank Bennnwjk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The New York Aquarium is not what it was 30 years ago. Definitely a shame. Visit the aquarium in Mystic, CT or Baltimore. Much bigger, more to do.

Thank sushiguy79
Reviewed 1 week ago

shark exhibit is fantastic! sea lion show highly entertaining and thankfully tries to educate people to use less plastic. loved it!

Thank tcamp0000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to the NY aquarium yesterday. I was sadly disappointed with how few exhibits they had open. I know because of super storm Sandy that they were badly effected but, this was just sad. We enjoyed the seals, otters, and penguins...More

1  Thank Shaunna S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the whole family spend the day then go to Coney Island. One of the best Aquariums in America. Recently renovated. Constantly being updated. Check for discount tickets. Plenty to see and do.

Thank Cybdiver1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with my grand kids as they were visiting from out of town. We have been to the aquarium in the past, but now the new shark exhibit was open. We enjoyed it very much. There were line but they moved quickly. The exhibit...More

Thank Gardoz9
Reviewed 1 week ago

The shark exhibition just opened on June 30. I decided to take my friend to see something different than the usual Manhattan. This is the first time I visit here. Growing up in Brooklyn I always took the train to Coney Island but never got...More

Thank sam107
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the lines were long, the wait was definitely worth it. I loved walking through the shark exhibit and watch as shark swam above you. Watching the sea lion show is a must! We paired this with the Brooklyn Bridge.

Thank Lina M
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I paid $24 for two adults, but in all honesty if its still under renovation its not worth going.