New York Aquarium

New York Aquarium

Coney Island, Brooklyn
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Zane L.
    Zane LattaMay 6, 2014
    There were three exhibits closed when we came. Took about 15 minutes to see the whole thing. Cost: $24. Kind of underwhelmed.
  • 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 @ ..
    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.
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