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Long Island Aquarium

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“shark tank”(50 reviews)
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This FINtastic destination features one of the largest all-living coral reef displays in this hemisphere, a 120,000-gallon shark tank, year-round sea lion shows, African Penguins, Marmosets, numerous touch tanks and more than 100 exhibits including...more
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431 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2556
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a big aquarium fan. This aquarium is nicely done. Educational and fun, it offers something for all. I enjoyed petting the Rays.

Thank William K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I did the Shark Dive today and it was absolutely amazing!!! it was so incredible to see these creatures up close in such a safe environment and we learned so much from our dive instructors Jim & Jean not only about the...More

2  Thank Christine D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Flowed nicely from one attraction to the other. We were there on a very hot day. Wished the seal lion show had some overhead coverage but what a great show. The kids loved it. We expected a little more from the Penguin display and the...More

1  Thank NYTraveller2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked the swimming with the mermaid for my grand-daughter and was very disappointed in it. I found it to be very unorganized. The Mermaid did not wait for all the children to get in the pool and was off to the deep end taking...More

1  Thank 568Julia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was there with 5 of us. Parking is 10 dollars, about 3 blocks away, they do have a shuttle. Adults 29 dollars, children 22 dollars. The place is good , but not for the price. They have a outside sea lion show, outside seating area,...More

Thank millerb
LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to write a review! We understand the financial challenges to entertaining a family in this day and age and we are thankful that you decided to visit us! I just wanted to share where your money goes when you purchase...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aquarium was nice, but when we went to the sea lion show it did not want to be there and the show was not good.More

Thank Jtaylor6513
LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to visit us and write this review. We're sorry you did not have an amazing experience at our Sea Lion Show. We have been the forever home to Java and Bunker, our 17 year old sea lions for more than...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jim our scuba instructor is amazing! We traveled from the bronx just to swim with these beautiful animals and it is the best experience ever!! There was a total of 9 ages 17-38! And we toured the aquarium while waiting our turn! It is defended...More

1  Thank aneidavega
LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your Shark Dive! Thank you for traveling so far to see us! And thank you for your kind review! We appreciate you taking the time!! Come visit us again soon!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting relatives on the island and ran into a rainy day. We chose the aquarium as our rainy day activity. It was really cool. My kids enjoyed the sea lion show and seeing the sharks. My 6 y/o really enjoyed touching the rays...More

Thank Peters M
LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad you and your children enjoyed your rainy day visit with us. We hope the tooth fairy made a visit to your daughter to complete her fun day! And we thank you for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came specifically for the Penguin Encounter. My daughter loves penguins and we have been to about 10 aquariums in the last couple of years. While this had some other animals not just fish and sharks (owls, monkeys) there wasn't really that much to see....More

Thank Tzivia R
LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad your daughter enjoyed the Penguin Encounter and that you enjoyed her free admission for her birthday (we hope she had a great birthday after her visit!). We understand there are endless choices...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We visited this aquarium 9 years ago and decided to do a return visit. Obviously our kids are a lot older now and even though the exhibits were interesting I didn’t think it was worth the $$ as we were done inside within 11/2 hours....More

Thank TifFit
LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. And a special thank you for making a return visit to us! It depends on the kids, so we do offer many additional adventures that would capture older kid's attention at various price...More

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BostonMary2013
16 April 2018|
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Response from SueVirginiaBeach_Va | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will have to go inside and outside to see all. Bring warm and appropriate rain clothes.
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lmarie444
8 October 2017|
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Response from LongIslandAquarium | Property representative |
You can rush through in an hour, but typically it will take between 3-5 hours to see everything there is to see. Don't miss the Sea Lion shows and our schedule Talk & Feed lecture series.
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Joann G
19 August 2017|
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Response from LongIslandAquarium | Property representative |
No. We are wheelchair accessible, but you have to bring your own wheelchair.
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