New York Aquarium, Brooklyn

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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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  • August 11, 2017
    Lots of renovation/expansion is occurring and the admission price is appropriately adjusted to reflect this. What is open contains wonderful exhibits. There are "roving" volunteers, some high school s...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    For right now I would not recommend spending your money at the aquarium. Although some of the exhibitions are interesting, Hurricane Sandy really wreaked the park and it is still under a rebuilding an...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    Went on a cold January day, and was kind of disappointed. A lot of areas were closed off or under renovation... giant empty parking lot but you still had to pay (it is New York, after all...). We enjo...  more »
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  • June 19, 2017
    It was alright. My little nephews (age 6 and 7) seemed bored at the show. One even went as far as actually telling me. However i enjoyed the seal show. I thought they were cute and very well trained. I enjoyed the various aquatic life as well. And the ticket price was well worth it! A younger crowd seems more likely to have fun. Good family outing though
  • July 9, 2017
    It was nice. But it's not to many things to see. The show was entertaining. And me and my niece went the tickets were half off. Which was really awesome. All in all I had fun just bring your own food. I wasn't paying 5 dollars for a hot dog lol
  • July 2, 2017
    Second time I go here. Not really big but it looks very promising because they are building a new indoor section and it looks amazing. I'm just going by the pictures. It's very hard to spend more than an hour here to be honest. I probably won't come back until they open up the other section unless I go to Coney island then I'll probably pass by. Great for kids though, my daughter loved it but I wish there was more. The price is reasonable for what they have.
  • June 28, 2017
    This aquarium is really nice for a day trip. It is not the largest or most impressive one I have been to, but it is a cool experience nevertheless. Cony Island is right there too, which might make for a cool extension of the trip. I recommend stopping by!
  • April 1, 2017
    This is a fun family outing. A lot of the experience is outdoors so dress appropriately. We got to see some cool fish. The penguins, otters and seals were my favorite. They have daily shows so check to see when online or call ahead. They are under construction now so you won't see a lot of the exhibit which is a bummer. Would recommend coming when they are done. I didn't see any options for guided tours so keep that in mind as well. Will definitely come back once construction is completed.

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