Observe one of the largest coral reef displays in the Western Hemisphere at Long Island Aquarium. It features indoor exhibits themed around the Lost City of Atlantis. See the display dedicated to the extinct Megalodon shark and encounter electric eels, clownfish, seahorses, piranhas, and giant octopuses. You can also reserve boat tours, sign up for a snorkeling run, dive with sharks, and have an encounter with penguins here. The aquarium also offers submarine simulations and saltmarsh explorations. Use our Riverhead route planner to visit Long Island Aquarium on your trip to Riverhead, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Long Island Aquarium reviews
another long island gem- the aquarium is a fun day for kids with lots of great things to see! stop in on your way to and from the Hamptons!
another long island gem- the aquarium is a fun day for kids with lots of great things to see! stop in on your way to and from the Hamptons! more »
We went there for dinner after hours with a bus group. It was great! The food and service were wonderful. We ate by the tanks and enjoyed the scenery. The staff was most helpful and friendly. The...
We went there for dinner after hours with a bus group. It was great! The food and service were wonderful. We ate by the tanks and enjoyed the scenery. The staff was most helpful and friendly. The... more »
I highly recommend everyone to visit the aquarium but most certainly book a shark dive as we did , let’s start with the fact that since I was small I was scared and terrified of sharks , I don’t swim.... more
I highly recommend everyone to visit the aquarium but most certainly book a shark dive as we did , let’s start with the fact that since I was small I was scared and terrified of sharks , I don’t swim.... more »
Went on Mother's day which is you have a paid child than mom's go for free. Even though my son could have gotten in for free since he's under 2 it was worth paying for him instead of an adult ticket. They gave an otter presentation which I really enjoyed. The butterfly garden was also my favorite. Great fun place for anyone who is an animal lover! Highly recommend
My favorite aquarium on the East Coast! That’s my second time in this aquarium and nothing changed still beautiful! The Atlantis theme awesome Poseidon the Greek God unbelievable as a idea love every second there with my family! Picture with the Penguin and the sea lion show amazing experience! Butterfly garden breathtaking with the music . Snorkeling I’m sure unforgettable for the kids . Tickets for adult $42, parking 2 blocks away $12 for the day (not include for the tickets also if you wanna do the snorkeling it’s extra $39 picture with animals extra $22 (food kids eat inside the aquarium) fresh, drinks have free refills soda slushes too. Opening hours not so late weekdays 10-4 weekend till 5 if you wanna enjoy all adventures better to start there earlier. I know it’s cost a lot together but once in the whole worth the trip!
What a great place we have here on Long Island! I recommend visiting at least once, you will definitely want to come back again. It is interesting not only for children but also for adults! I really like the exhibition with butterflies. Every time I am charged here with positive and good mood, it's like returning to childhood, I want to smile more often! Also, I want to thank you for the wonderful and informative boat trip on the Tour boat on September 3rd. In conclusion, I want to say that this is a really interesting place to have fun with both children and grandparents, for the whole family. If you plan to visit the Aquarium several times a year, buy a membership - it will save you time and money.
This aquarium would be great for children, low viewing level so kids can see in. The place is well decorated, there is a huge shark tank you can watch from above and below. You can feed turtles and manta-rays in the front area. Don't forget there is a sea lion show that is a must see. Plus in the back there is a jungle gym tree and some tunnels to play in. For adults, I think it is lacking signage with information about what's in each tank and a few facts about them. Plus it felt like a few of the tanks were smaller than they should be (not my profession, just seemed smaller than other aquariums I have been to) Over all a good aquarium, maybe they need to clean up in general a little and adjust how tanks are set up.But I would go again.
We've been at the weekend and on a week day, it is definitely better to visit on a weekday as there is free parking and free entrance to the butterfly farm. This is a nice aquarium, with a great shark tank, sea lion shows and various fresh water and salt water tanks. There are also otters, snow.monkeys, bugs, porcupines, etc. My son loves coming here with all the different things to see. His favourite are the sharks, turtles and Ray petting pond.
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