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Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center

431 East Main Street
631-208-9200

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.

Mission:

 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.



Reviews

Luis Ramos

Rating:
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Touching stuff is fun, touching sea life is also fun. You walk in and you touch the stingrays, they are so cute and squishy. To the right are the turtles, to the left the bird and butterfly exhibit. Enough stuff for a day, if you go late, not worth it. Start early, catch the shows before the sun gets too hot, carry water, they don't have any fountains out and about. Cafe is expensive, vending machines are expensive. Decent gift shop. Decent exhibits

Kickass Katie

Rating:
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Really fun experience! My boyfriend and I love seals. We could have talked to the staff forever they are so much fun and love what they do which makes us love the Aquarium even more! Will be back! Whoever is the owner please show this to your employees! They deserve a big high five! Or a bonus 😂😊😝

Heather Soto

Rating:
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
I love this aquarium and it's a place my boys ask to go to every time we are in NY. Feeding the mantas is a huge hit but so is the bird and butterfly exhibit. We didn't stay for the sea lion show bc it was too hot and directly in the sun. It's really a great way to spend your day teaching your children about the LI waterways and what they can do to save our beaches.

Simon Lewis

Rating:
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The way they treated our school party was nothing short of appalling. This happened today. The first grade were all going to the aquarium, arriving at 10am with a solid departure time of 12.20. However, on our arrival we were kept standing outside for 45 minutes. So that's 70 first graders, a number of whom have special needs, teachers and parents standing out in direct sunlight on an 80° day. I was a parent chaperone and I really didn't want to make a scene, but it was just too much; I went to the front desk and asked if we would receive a discount for the time we'd lost waiting. The woman there told me no, was absolutely unapologetic, and insisted we had to wait our turn; when I pressed the issue and suggested that the aquarium should move groups in more efficiently, she accused me of causing a delay by complaining! She then called me obnoxious, insisted that I was the only one complaining, and actually threatened to have me removed if I continued complaining. This place is a Long Island institution, I've been many times, but this time I and the others were treated as inconveniences. The woman, whose name was Connie (she refused to give me her last name) insisted she was the manager of the aquarium, but the only thing she managed today was to ruin a bunch of kids' fun without even the decency of an apology. UPDATE: I sent a complete to the director of the aquarium and it was ignored.

Dustin Herlich

Rating:
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Lots of fun! Small, but we'll managed with a great staff. Super helpful and kind. A little expensive, but you can easily spend many hours there.

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Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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Friday, Jul 27, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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