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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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Must see attraction!

Truly a hidden gem in Riverhead. Great for couples or families, so much to see! Honestly was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NooYawka4
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Great time, as usual

We just started coming here a few years ago, even though we have always lived on LI, and we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wischhfulthinking
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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.
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“shark tank” (46 reviews)
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431 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2556
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truly a hidden gem in Riverhead. Great for couples or families, so much to see! Honestly was pleasantly surprised by the entire experience! Definitely recommended.

Thank NooYawka4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just started coming here a few years ago, even though we have always lived on LI, and we definitely missed out by not visiting earlier. This place is great, whether young or old. It is educational in terms of an array of topics, be...More

Thank wischhfulthinking
LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are happy to hear you had a great time at the Aquarium. We hope you come and visit again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time too my grand daughter and we all loved it. Educational, fun interactive and just a good time.

1  Thank Richard L
LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! We are happy to hear you and your granddaughter had a great time and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive for a small aquarium. It was alot of fun. Try to eat before you go. Food pretty bad and expensive. Nice seal show. Really nice. enjoyed the day

Thank jcrdaycare
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and friendly staff make this the perfect place to entertain business associates or take the kids.

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a moonlight cruise at the end of August that is we believe affiliated with the aquarium. We enjoyed wine from a local vineyard, cheese and fruit as our guide described the type of birds, turtles and fish that inhabit the river. It was...More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We're thrilled to get such great feedback on our Moonlight Cruise and hope you make it to some of our other fun events.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great surprise. Didn't expect to see much. Thought may be a 2 he activity but was easily 3 hours and could've stayed longer. Inside the aquarium you will see tropical fish, schools of fish, sharks, stingrays. There's a separate exhibit for birds,...More

Thank Maxim D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ALOT TO SEE, GREAT ATTRACTIONS , you are even able to interact with the animals .... and if you still have energy you are close to the outlets for shopping

Thank ctnyc2017
LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids are still talking about this place months after visiting. Feeding the rays at the entrance was a very special experience. The sharks are fantastic with many species to see. The otters outside were so sweet and trained well. We didn't stay very long...More

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

Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you and your family made the time to visit us while on your vacation and are so happy that you all had a great time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were 5 adults and 2 kids. Ranging from 62 years of age to 2 years old. First thing we did was go in to the Butterflies and Birds center. You see the butterflies flying all over the place and if you're lucky, one may...More

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Joann G
18 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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LJEMB
18 July 2017|
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Response from PAM_from_LINY | Reviewed this property |
We saw the penguins outside and took photos--there were not many people there and no one advised us not to...
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Alberto C
9 August 2016|
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Response from Fred L | Reviewed this property |
It's reasonable for what they offer. There are different options that increase the price quite a bit. Go on their website to view prices and options.
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