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Address: 602 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
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+1 718 265 3474
10:00 - 16:30
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Situated on 14 acres by the sea in Coney Island, the Aquarium is home to...

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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Combined trip to the aquarium/coney island

We've been there on a Sunday with 2 adults snd a tween. We knew in advance that there won't be that much to see. It's just a stroll on the boardwalk over to the luna park so we... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 July 2015
Newnan, Georgia
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Newnan, Georgia
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

We've been there on a Sunday with 2 adults snd a tween. We knew in advance that there won't be that much to see. It's just a stroll on the boardwalk over to the luna park so we took a look. Hurricane Sandy struck there and left a lot of damage. They're building a great new facility but right now... More 

2 Thank C P
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30 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Right now it is not worth the effort required to go. Please wait for the renovations and I hope it will be better. For 11 dollars you do not see much. We had more fun walking the Broadwalk

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Deer Park, New York
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

There's just not enough to see right now...have been several times pre-Sandy, but now you've simply got to wait until the construction is completed. Then it should be first class.

1 Thank Randalism
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

We went this past weekend, and the ticket clerk warned us that about half the attractions were closed for renovation. (The aquarium was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy a few years ago and they are slowly rebuilding). Rather than issuing the warning, they should slash the ticket prices, or offer free admission. There are literally just 2 rooms indoors with fish... More 

3 Thank offtracktraveler
Ronkonkoma, New York
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

The 4D movie is pretty cool. The live show was good. There is construction work on a new exhibit and the gift shop is bigger than it looks. If you are there when they are feeding the animals than you will see more of them.

Thank Rich Y
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

Aquarium is under construction. It is not in any way worth the money you pay to go in. Really bad experience. No one advised us that basically there is nothing to do or see. The only thing that was worth seeing was the front as you go in which has fishes swimming in a large tank. Manager got upset at... More 

2 Thank Disappointed12015
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

The Aquarium is currently undergoing some building work to improve it's exhibits / layout, so I guess if we visited when it was all completed we'd be more impressed. We did enjoyed looking at all the smaller fish life in the indoor tanks and I'm sure our son would of loved them too - if he was there. We also... More 

1 Thank MrCuddles81
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

aquarium is partially under construction which mean you will see few tanks with nothing special fish and one huge, but dirty green, with sharks. you gota be lucky for the shark to swim by to see anything. It's that dirty. Open tanks supposedly have seal and such, but all animals were hiding. I came with friend and her two children,... More 

2 Thank LucyMay2015
Far Rockaway, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015

I had 4 free passes through my kids school to the Aquarium so I don't want to complain too much, but had I paid for admission, I'd be pretty ticked. The aquarium was very nice. All the exhibits were educational, well presented and clean. My daughter really enjoyed the sea lion/seal show. BUT (BIG BUT) we were done with the... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015 via mobile

It was wonderful to visit the Aquarium and see that it is making a remarkable recovery from Hurricane Sandy. The Sea Lion show was excellent. The kids were thrilled by the Sponge Bob 3 D movie similar to Disney. They enjoyed the smaller indoor and outdoor exhibits too. Go on a day with pleasant weather. Not too hot because there... More 

1 Thank Susan D

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