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Long Island Aquarium

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431 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2556
+1 631-208-9200
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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 the lavish indoor gardens of our Butterflies, Bugs and Birds Exhibit! This Section features more than 30 species of North American and exotic, tropical free-flying butterflies and is the only insect displays of its kind in New York (and one of the only exhibits like this in the Northeast) featuring bugs ranging from most deadly to largest and most colorful. You can even hand feed the gorgeous conures, ringnecks and lovebirds in our Bird Aviary. We're celebrating our 15th birthday this year and we want you to join the celebration. You'll get FREE Aquarium admission (with valid ID) within 7 days of your birthday!! You can also try one of our JAWsome Aquatic Adventures, like the Shark Dive where you'll get in the cage and down into our amazing Lost City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit. Or the Penguin Encounter where you'll get up close and personal with our cutest feathered friends. You can even snorkel with tropical fish from around the world with our Pirate Snorkel Adventure (seasonal)! There are plenty of special events on the calendar, for guests of all ages. Check our website for a full listing of the great activities you won't want to miss. Like our Family Sleepovers, where you'll explore the Aquarium after hours, then spend the night in front of one of the tanks. Or Fish & Sips, our adults only wine tasting event featuring more than 20 local vineyards with tasting and purchasing opportunities. You can celebrate the holidays with us at our Holiday Brunches for Easter, Mother's Day or to celebrate Christmas with our Santa Brunch. We can also help you host your child's next birthday, we specialize in parties and have a wide range of party packages to offer. Planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Sweet 16? We've got you covered, our Atlantis Banquets & Events team will make your child's special day the party of the year. You can even get married where the walls are alive with our most colorful and tropical exhibits! Named a Top 10 Aquarium for Children by Parents Magazine, the Long Island Aquarium is open daily from10am to 5pm year-round (Closed Christmas & Thanksgiving Days). You can add to the fun with an overnight stay at the waterfront Hyatt Place Long Island / East End and located adjacent to the property.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“shark tank” (51 reviews)
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431 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2556
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"sea lion show"
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"fish"
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"penguin encounter"
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"octopus"
in 10 reviews
"marine life"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family (both young children and teens) enjoyed our visit to the aquarium. There was plenty to see and observe for all of us. The environment captivated our attention upon entering and we were able to get look at nearly all of the exhibits. One...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good rainy day event. Compared to other aquariums we have been to, this was average. Took family and couple of friends for a few hours.

Thank dan m
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of different things to do here, both inside and out. Staff is very knowledgable and friendly, especially Katie! If you visit during the warmer months be sure to take the boat ride.More

Thank Zadie220
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LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking time to write your kind review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and want to share that with others on Trip Advisor! I'm particularly happy you mentioned the Tour Boat! It's such a fun, relaxing, interesting adventure and we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent my entire life mostly visiting the Brooklyn Aquarium, but had wanted to come here for quite a while. I haven't had a chance to see the Brooklyn Aquarium since it's re-opening (coincidentally the same day I came here), but compared to how it...More

Thank Kathryn Z
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LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you were able to make it out to visit and that you enjoyed your time with us! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to write this review and hope you have the opportunity...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place to visit and the only place in New York to see an octopus! Totally kid friendly and accessible.

Thank bobo62479
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LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this kind review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again! Enjoy your summer!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to a number of Aquariums and this one falls midway. There is nothing outstanding but it is a destination. Admission is high considering it does not include many of the perks that adults and children would be drawn to. A few attractions were not...More

1  Thank Dancing2013
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LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us! We're so glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit with us!

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

For the last 3 yrs we have been doing the Aquarium with the Buffet after.....We have totally enjoyed it! The Aquarium is awesome and the buffet is perfect....

Thank Mary A
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LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind review! We're glad you have enjoyed the Mother's Day Brunch and visit to the Aquarium! We look forward to having you visit us again!! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to write this kind review!

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We spent a rainy day here with the kids (2.5, 4.5). The place is really nice, well designed with many fun and some awe inspiring exhibitions. The kids (and their parents) were mesmerized by the shark tank and the "touch tank" and butterfly garden were...More

1  Thank Gadi_Lalazar
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LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this kind review!! We're so glad you and your family enjoyed visiting with us and hope you can visit again on a better weather day!

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

I have always enjoyed aquariums and this trip has really set the bar high. My boyfriend and I were excited to do the shark dive and penguin encounter that we booked. Jean met us for the shark dive and gave us a brief, but all...More

1  Thank chantal l
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

The aquarium is home to thousands of fish, amphibians, mammals and more. There are several touch tanks, where you can touch stingrays, starfish, and other creatures. My favorite exhibit was the butterfly exhibit where live butterflies from all over the world fly around in their...More

Thank Diane-JN
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LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review! We're glad you were able to come out with the media tour and spend some time with us. We hope you will have the opportunity to visit with us again!

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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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