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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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Overall a good place to visit with kids

place is good and one can see all kinds of water mammals here it is right now under... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2016
Sanjeev_Sharma
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New Jersey
Small, dinky, disappointing aquarium for a place like NY

Four of us, all adults, went to the NY Aquarium on Saturday and we were very disappointed. First... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2016
Hilary R
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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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“sea otters” (15 reviews)
“nice aquarium” (10 reviews)
“tropical fish” (9 reviews)
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602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224-3452
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Reviewed 14 March 2016

place is good and one can see all kinds of water mammals here it is right now under construction so one would not be able to see all the areas watch the Sea lion show which is treat to watch for all ages don't miss...More

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Reviewed 14 March 2016

Four of us, all adults, went to the NY Aquarium on Saturday and we were very disappointed. First, it is small; small regional aquariums are bigger and one would expect more from a large, coastal city like NY. While I know that some of the...More

Thank Hilary R
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

Utterly disappointing....Small, under heavy reconstruction, out of the way from most other tourist attractions (unless you want a day at Coney Island), this is absolutely to be missed... I don't think I can think of another major city with such a poor aquarium. And it...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2016

If this hadn't been under renovation still following the hurricane then it would have been a little visit. What I can say is its more about the outside attractions, like the seals and penguins etc (though they were not all open due to renovation) then...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

To be fair, the place is under construction and I am sure it will be amazing when completed. The price of admission is reasonable for what they have to offer at this time, $11.95. The sea lion show was amazing and the animals were well...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2016

The aquarium used to be a great place to spend half a day or more with kids. Much of the aquarium was razed after Hurricane Sandy. They have done a good job with what's left, but most of the big exhibits are still under construction....More

Thank KManNewYork
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

Devastated by Hurricane Sandy and delayed by grandiose plan to rebuild don't run yet to visit the aquarium. I have been a member for years and even before the storm it was getting less interesting and mor run down. If you enjoy aquariums and this...More

Thank Mario T
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

Even though I grew up in Brooklyn and have been to the aquarium countless times, I still go back and take the kids. It is a wonderful way to spend the day. Great exhibits. Right on the boardwalk. Try to avoid on weekends in summer...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2016

It is a nice place to visit, but The admission fee of 11.95 plus $13 parking felt as overpaid, as much of it, or rather most of it is still under reconstruction after hurricane sandy, it was some what disappointing, They say it can take...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2016

the 3D video was lots of fun for the children. The fish were fun to see But the place was not so big.

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