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Riverhead - Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center

431 East Main Street

Long Island Aquarium is also home to the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, New York State’s only authorized marine mammal and sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation center.


 By capturing visitors’ imaginations and emphasizing the importance of marine life and environmental preservation, Long Island Aquarium aims to provide an interactive and exciting educational experience.


Allie Delaney

Saturday, March 17, 2018
What a great experience at the Long Island Aquarium today! We saw the last Sea Lion show of the day and Java and his trainer Jenna were absolutely incredible to watch. If you get the chance, please go and check it out and support them. It all goes to a great cause. The announcer Courtney was great also and reminded us all that it is our job to stop littering and save the planet. Overall TOTALLY AMAZING!!!!!

robert fitzpatrick

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
Wonderful aquarium. Always improving. Great for children. A good learning place. Good for school trips. Great family place. Parking is limited. Good for photography. Indoor and outdoor exhibits. Dive in a shark cage in the shark tank with docile and harmless Sand tiger sharks. Their was an old sea turtle named Jaws when I was where. There is an admission fee. Bathrooms are available also wheel chair access to location.

Julia Olsheski

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
This is a great winter activity as many of the exhibits are inside. We appreciated that our 2 year old was free, because the rest of our tickets weren't cheap. The butterfly conservancy was an unexpected extra that the kids loved every bit as much as the aquatic exhibits (especially all the bizarre looking bugs!) The two-level shark tank was really cool and allowed us to see the sharks face-to-face as well as from above. We also really enjoyed the sea lion show. A couple of drawbacks is that there is no adjacent or covered parking and there is no coat check.

Megan O'Haire

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Fun place for kids and adults alike. There is a touch-tank where you can let and feed the rays, and other wildly interesting exhibits. If you go at the right time, there are sea lion shows, and opportunities to get pictures with penguins! In addition to fish and underwater life, there are also exhibits for river otters, monkeys, butterflies, and more! For a price, you have the option to dive into the shark tank (enclosed in a cage) or even feed the sharks. A wonderful spot, and a prominent part of my childhood.

Brianne Tyler

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
A few friends and I did the Shark Dive experience a few weeks ago and it was amazing! Such a fun day. The instructors leading the tour were very knowledgeable and I never felt unsafe despite going into a tank full of sharks. Highly recommend!

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