New York Aquarium

New York Aquarium

Aquarium
Coney Island, Brooklyn
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  • Lisa L.
    "The sea lion show is amazing!"(18 Tips)
    Linda L.
    "The walruses and otter exhibits were the best!"(5 Tips)
    Carolyn M.
    "super storm Sandy has caused some exhibits"(3 Tips)
    Fodor's Travel
    "... penguins, sea lions, sea otters, seals, and walrus frolic: the best action..."(2 Tips)
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  • Kirill K.
    Kirill Kukuruza3 weeks ago
    Very small and simple
  • Scott C.
    Great thing to do to beat the heat at coney for a bit. Pretty small but worth the ticket as it goes to help their funding.
    Upvoted Jun 20
  • Ілона Ч.
    Very nice place to visit with kids
  • Jenn A.
    Jenn AllenApril 29
    Admission has also jumped up to $11.95. $13 for parking. Very pricey for a small aquarium still under construction
  • Jenn A.
    Jenn AllenApril 29
    If you catch a feeding then the trip MAY be worth it. you can do the whole aquarium in 15mins! heavily under construction (not close to finishing). Big disappointment. Shark exhibit seems too small
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley AlvarezFebruary 25
    Getting back on its feet post Sandy but the otters at feeding time are the best!
  • Xander D.
    Xander DitzelOctober 15, 2016
    Make sure to check out Tacoma and Cleo at the sea lion exhibit. Tacoma is a total clown.
  • Holiday
    HolidayJuly 24, 2016
    Nice staff here;) very small aquarium. Oldest in the country. It's been under construction, 2012 hurricane sandy. Every Friday from 4 to 6, pay as you wish.
  • Roberto M.
    Roberto MarchiJuly 23, 2016
    Unfortunately, after the hurricane, the Acquarium is not worth the visit!...
  • Frank G.
    Frank GJuly 14, 2016
    Horrible experiance. No water fountains working, overpriced food,very small place.4d theater was warm! Parking 14.00
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BatchelderJuly 7, 2016
    Not worth going until the facilities are finished. $5 or less would have been a way better price point for what you get.
  • Kona A.
    Kona AlanMay 19, 2016
    Expensive not worth it unless you want to see sharks and penguins
  • Felipe M.
    Felipe MendesApril 2, 2016
    Really small aquarium.
  • Spencer W.
    Spencer WongMarch 22, 2016
    Sea Lion show saved the day, but otherwise this place is very small...only good because my toddler loves sharks and they have quite a few
  • Joseph A.
    Joseph AkbrudJanuary 6, 2016
    I wouldn't visit until the new Shark Exhibit is open. A lot of the aquarium is closed for renovation.
  • Eugenia J.
    Eugenia JacksonSeptember 22, 2015
    My boyfriend took my son here for his 7th birthday & he had a great time!!
  • Monica C.
    Monica CullenSeptember 20, 2015
    The Penguins! The underwater viewing area was closed, but they are still so fun!
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    At the Sea Cliffs, you can watch penguins, sea lions, sea otters, seals, and walrus frolic: the best action is at feeding time. Read more
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsAugust 8, 2015
    Make SURE you see the sea lion show.
  • Hollie S.
    Hollie SickJune 22, 2015
    The oldest aquarium! I must say the animals were the most outgoing! Can do the entire place in an hour
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertJune 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    sea lion show has some fun tricks, but the short lectures on biology and conservation may not hold the attention of your 3 year old
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SeifeJune 3, 2015
    Small and under construction, but cute
  • Tom J.
    Tom JosephApril 24, 2015
    Decent collection of sealife, fun for a quick tour and fairly cheap but nothing special
  • Linda L.
    Linda LeOctober 11, 2014
    The walruses and otter exhibits were the best! This aquarium is rather small due to construction, it took more time on the train getting there than to explore the entire aquarium.
  • Francisco B A.
    Francisco B ArbizuSeptember 27, 2014
    We will a nicer aquarium soon
  • Greg K.
    Greg KensingtonSeptember 17, 2014
    Very small. Still recovering from Sandy but currently at a reduced price for tickets.
  • Amber T.
    Amber TsaiSeptember 16, 2014
    Loved the sea lion show. The aquarium is still undergoing changes post Sandy. I'll be coming back in 2015.
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    a lot of it is still under renovation, so you'll want to plan to visit some other spots in coney rather than make the trip just for the aquarium
  • Rashida S.
    Rashida SAugust 12, 2014
    Fishes are beautiful...all different shapes and sizes.
  • imurbbydoll
    imurbbydollAugust 8, 2014
    Don't miss the Sea lion show! Its really fun!
  • Louis M.
    Louis MattaAugust 6, 2014
    Don't waste your money. Overpriced and half an aquarium at the moment.
  • Anna V.
    Anna VasilishinaAugust 3, 2014
    At the Sea lion show
  • Mike C.
    Mike CilientoJuly 29, 2014
    If you don't mind a small walk, park in the Brooklyn cyclone's parking lot ($9) as opposed to the Aquarium's lot ($25)
  • Chelsea V.
    Chelsea V.June 8, 2014
    Even though they're still rebuilding after Sandy, there's not much to see or do here anyway. We were there for about 45 mins. Big disappointment.
  • Kiley S.
    Kiley StevensJanuary 27, 2014
    Only about 40% of the museum is open right now due to reconstruction from Super Storm sandy
  • Len ❤.
    Len ❤❤❤January 13, 2014
    Great place for kids of all ages! Great beauty beneath the sea!
  • Ethan M.
    Ethan McCartyJanuary 12, 2014
    Go fish! Admission today was only five bucks due to construction but still well worthy it.
  • Incog N.
    Incog NicoOctober 2, 2013
    The bad news: The Aquarium is still recovering after Hurricane Sandy so there are few exhibits. The good news: Admission is only $9.95 and there are cute penguins.
  • Dani K.
    Dani KleinSeptember 1, 2013
    This place is a zoo. (Too many people!)
  • veronique @ zaptravel.com ..
    Right off the boardwalk, this fun, kid-friendly aquarium offers lots of opportunities to peek at creatures of the waterworld.
  • William R.
    William RadkovichAugust 25, 2013
    Small until 2016
  • Karen C.
    Karen CantrellAugust 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come! It's so much fun!!!!
  • Karen C.
    Karen CantrellAugust 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    GO! the NYA is awesome!
  • Sandy S.
    The aquarIum was only 40% open. They are still rebuilding after super storm Sandy. They will most likely be 100% open by spring 2014 they said. ...hopefully!
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa CucinottaAugust 3, 2013
    Due to construction from Sandy damage most of the aquarium is closed so expect a short trip
  • Rafael N.
    Rafael NuñezAugust 3, 2013
    The sea lion show was good
  • Alex K.
    Alex KellyJuly 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there at 9:55 on a week day * hit the penguin feeding when they announce it {on the warmer summer days it will be the only time to see them} * see the 11am sea lion show * be on the beach by noon!
  • Carolyn M.
    Carolyn McLaurenJuly 17, 2013
    One of my favorite places to visit in NYC!! Unfortunately, super storm Sandy has caused some exhibits to be closed.
  • Rebecca T.
    Rebecca TJuly 15, 2013
    Struggling hard post-Sandy only 3 animals and a little 15 min sea lion show but If you're already at Coney Island it's cute and now now only $10.
  • Judy P.
    Judy PabonJuly 9, 2013
    Fun at the beach
  • Claire M.
    Claire MoJuly 4, 2013
    It's rebuilding fast, and it's open! And because if Sandy tickets are half off
  • Silvia S.
    Silvia S.June 30, 2013
    Don't bother going until 2015 which is when the reconstruction is to be finished. They have no exhibitions open since hurricane Sandy, except for some fish aquariums, walrus & seals. Waste of time.
  • NYC: The Official Guide
    Admission on Fridays from 3pm until closing is pay-what-you-wish. Fun fact: This is America's oldest aquarium, dating to 1896.
  • Ed J.
    Ed JessupJune 10, 2013
    The New York Aquarium has just recently reopened after sustaining a great deal of damage from Sandy. There is very limited attractions at the moment.
  • John M.
    John MarachilianJune 1, 2013
    Don't come here if you are afraid of water or things that are wet...
  • Suzette C.
    Suzette CorinneMay 28, 2013
    Just reopened after the Sandy damage. Only about 50% open but we need to support our local businesses!
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LowrieMay 26, 2013
    Sadly not much open after Sandy. Very sad. Best of luck to the NY Aquarium!
  • Stephanie B.
    Stephanie BMay 25, 2013
    Hurricane Sandy closed a big part of the aquarium, check their website before you go
  • Rebeca D.
    Rebeca DiazOctober 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Weekends in October: Ascarium, a pirate adventure!
  • Rugi (Sebnem Shirley Arslan)
    It would be amazing if there could be also the dolphins...:)
  • NYC Percent for Art
    NYC Percent for ArtSeptember 27, 2012
    Have you seen Toshio Sasaki's -dimensional mural on the at the Sea Cliff's Exhibit? "First Symphony of the Sea" includes familiar sea life as well as abstract forms along the 332ft concrete wall. Read more
  • Sebastian S.
    Sebastian StantSeptember 18, 2012
    Keep your friends close and your anemones closer.
  • Erin S.
    Erin Schulte CollierSeptember 9, 2012
    Do you enjoy claustrophobia? Definitely go in a weekend afternoon! The walruses are cool, though.
  • Lisa
    LisaAugust 19, 2012
    Eva is absolutely the sloooooooowest ice cream server!! On line 20 min so far and there were only 3 ppl ahead of me!! In front of penguin area.
  • OmgItsTaris
    OmgItsTarisJuly 29, 2012
    Do a show first. If you can get as close to the poolside as you can. Schedule everything else around that.
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 27, 2012
    When architecture and art intersect, that’s when you get Wavewall. This station’s walls and stairway takes its form from the nearby Cyclone roller-coaster. Read more
  • NYC-ARTS
    NYC-ARTSJuly 11, 2012
    Head over to the NY Aquarium & catch a training demonstration starring outgoing and talented California sea lions. Read more
  • Heather
    HeatherMay 30, 2012
    Not the greatest aquarium, but the jellyfish are cool (in the "aliens" exhibit). The sea lions put on a pretty good show.
  • Tiffanni J.
    Tiffanni JMay 28, 2012
    The aqua theater was the best thing from the whole aquarium. Bring you own food. It saves you a lot of money.
  • SoB  NY Chapter Pres
    Go to the Seaside Cafe and buy a Souvenir Cup for unlimited free refills
  • Clare
    ClareApril 11, 2012
    I was hoping for a bit more, but it was still quite fascinating. There were too many kids, though, and it definitely hindered the experience
  • JoJo D.
    JoJo DemirelMarch 30, 2012
    Free admission Fridays after 3pm (donation). Get here early, line forms quickly.
  • Roman
    RomanFebruary 19, 2012
    At the sea lion show, Sit in the middle and in the front row. You will get a chance to see the sea lion very close. Arrive early to get that seat.
  • Sean S.
    Sean SullivanFebruary 18, 2012
    The line in the cafe is ridiculous. I am waiting about 25-30 mins just to get a water and coffee. Slowest service I have ever encountered. There were only about 10 people in front of me too. :(
  • Robin F.
    Robin FullerJanuary 22, 2012
    Great therapy for the winter blues. :)
  • John S.
    John SmithJanuary 14, 2012
    if you are seeing the sea lion show sit by the stools in the front row center where the seals will hop up and greet you
  • Egnalos Y.
    Egnalos YNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The ticket people are the worst of all the NYC zoos :(
  • imbookin
    imbookinOctober 13, 2011
    This underwater world is the host to endless species of wet wildlife.This venue is perfect for a corporate picnic or a formal event. Events held are @ Oceanic Deck, Sea Cliffs, or Alien Stingers.
  • imbookin
    imbookinOctober 11, 2011
    A great place to host a kid's bday party! Have an adventurous little one? Alien Stingers is the space for it. Or oggle over the cute penguins, seals, otters at the sea cliffs!
  • Theresa G.
    Theresa GersteinSeptember 12, 2011
    The fries are horrible.
  • Christine S.
    Christine SmithSeptember 1, 2011
    The fish were exciting to see
  • Alicia L.
    Alicia LAugust 26, 2011
    Get there early!
  • Nasilele P.
    Nasilele PhotographyAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great summer program for the little ones!
  • Cory S.
    Cory SAugust 12, 2011
    Fuka you a fur seals!!!
  • Nasilele P.
    Nasilele PhotographyAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a wonderful summer camp program.
  • Longhair B.
    Longhair BillyAugust 4, 2011
    Do not go in June, July or August. Summer camps are everywhere. Unruly kids who are not supervised ruin it for everyone.
  • Megan
    MeganJuly 16, 2011
    If you're active duty military ask for the discount. Military member gets in free, people with then are half price.
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen McVerryJune 19, 2011
    The parking lot fills up fast so come early!
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LMay 21, 2011
    The sea lion show is amazing! So cute.
  • Marina U.
    Marina UgoliniApril 27, 2011
    Very short day. Wasn't much to do here. It wasn't very expensive but we were done in 1.5 hrs. That makes it better on the little ones with short attention spans.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 15, 2011
    Not the most fancy aquarium, but it’s really enjoyable. Make sure you catch the sea lion show and encounter the sharks and penguins.
  • Evgeni R.
    Evgeni RodFebruary 22, 2011
    Look at our fishes
  • Steven
    StevenNovember 7, 2010
    fridays are free
  • James L.
    James LawrieNovember 7, 2010
    Bring a hat or sunglasses; the way the outdoor exhibits are situated, the sun will be in your eyes most of the day
  • Brazen L.
    Brazen LingerieOctober 10, 2010
    Get a membership that includes free parking. Visit aquarium & then go to the beach or Coney Island.
  • Josh H.
    Josh HubballSeptember 10, 2010
    SKIP the 4-D movie experience, especially if you have kids under the age of 6.
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DiFedeleAugust 14, 2010
    pass on this...sad but no marine life!
  • Marques S.
    Marques StewartAugust 7, 2010
    With a BofA card, you can get in free on the first weekend of the month.
  • Lis R.
    Lis RisiJuly 19, 2010
    Baby Sea Otter Jacob has just arrived... AWE!!
  • Beatriz T.
    Beatriz TudeJanuary 3, 2016
    O aquário é pequeno, mas os shows são muito bons! Valeu a visita!
  • Mika J.
    Mika JuravelNovember 14, 2015
    В пятницу с 3 до 3:30 pm можно пройти за 5$
  • Aline S.
    Aline SieiroAugust 30, 2015
    Achei simples, algumas atrações estavam fechadas
  • Ирина Р.
    Прикольное шоу)
  • Sergio C.
    Sergio CardosoNovember 3, 2013
    Para variar estava fechado...
  • Иван Ш.
    Иван ШатровSeptember 6, 2013
    Все понравилось , только после Сеньди акул не посмотришь :-(
  • Robson S.
    Robson SobieskiAugust 16, 2013
    E' uma pena que esteja parcialmente fechado. Vale a pena conhecer.
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