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New York Aquarium, Brooklyn

(2.3/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
See diverse marine life at New York Aquarium, an urban wildlife oasis. The aquarium is among the oldest of its kind in the United States, and it displays marine species from all over the world. You can also see coral reefs, penguins, piranhas, sea otters, and many more creatures. In good weather, the aquarium's sea lions and their trainers perform daily shows for the visitors. Additional entertainment is provided by the aquarium's 4-D cinema. All attractions are available with general admission. For an additional fee, you can park at the aquarium's parking lot, but the complex is also easily accessible by bus and subway. Use our Brooklyn trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to New York Aquarium and other attractions in Brooklyn.
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  • The aquarium use to be a great place to spend the day prior to being hit by hurricane Sandy. Since then it has reopened but only half the exhibits were open as of the summer of 2016. I would call firs...  more »
  • Special 12$ us because everything was not open. In short, in fact, almost nothing was open, or renovation.
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  • Loved watching all of the animals. Their habitats are well kept and the employees really knew their knowledge and loved sharing it. Loved the live sea lion show. 
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  • great place to bring kids. tickets are a dollar cheaper online and parking is $13, it includes access to the boardwalk as well. not much too look at when it gets closer to fall and winter but once spring and summer come by its a great place to go and they are currently working on a new exhibit that is gonna be over 500,000 square feet
  • There will always be a spot in my heart for this aquarium and I have huge hopes for the new building that they are working on but for now it is just so so. There are still some amazing, really unique fish here bit not nearly as many as there used to be. The underwater viewing of both the seals and walruses which was closed after Sandy wrecked the place is definitely missed. However, they have lowered the price and on our most recent visit the penguins were having a grand old time and we got to see the otter feeding. Lastly, on our last visit which was a Saturday, the place was pretty mobbed. Again, so excited to see the new building when it is finished.
  • Cute little aquarium. Couldn't see anyone spending more time there than and hour or two. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. Well worth the price.
  • Well kept even though under construction. Fair price (11.95) for the moment but anticipate once construction has completed that prices will increases dramatically. Sea lions appear healthy and the staff encourages environmental consciousness. I would go again.
  • Although they are still working on construction to damages caused by Hurricane Sandy and building a new exhibit, we still had a fun time. Staff was friendly. Loved the otters and penguins. Sharks and sting rays were impressive. Will definitely go back when construction is complete.