The Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center is a unique and expansive aquarium unlike any other you will ever visit. Amazing, interactive experiences found nowhere else are offered on a daily basis. These include such opportunities as a Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Interactive Salt Marsh, a Submarine Simulator, and hundreds of exhibits.
What else will you find at the Long Island Aquarium?
Themed around the Lost City of Atlantis, the Long Island Aquarium is home to one of the largest living coral reef displays in the world. Their 120,000-gallon shark tank will keep you mesmerized, especially if you decide to take a Shark Dive in their shark-proof cage!
Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime, 45-minute, up-close Penguin Encounter with an African penguin. Get a kiss and take a selfie with Java, one of the Long Island Aquarium’s lovable sea lions. Explore the touch tanks, and snorkel with the rays, bamboo sharks, and other tropical fish in the Shark Reef Lagoon.
The Long Island Aquarium hosts a wide variety of animals, mostly aquatic but including marmosets, alligators, electric eels, octopus, jellyfish, puffer fish, and much more.
Experience Butterflies, Bugs & Birds like never before at the Long Island Aquarium’s Exhibition Center. Interact with up to 50 different species of butterflies flying free in the 5,000 square foot butterfly exhibit. Have a similar experience with the 40+ small, exotic parrots at the bird exhibit. Then discover the several hundred beetles, mantises, wasps and other insects preserved in the Insect Preservatory.
The Long Island Aquarium is always abuzz with special events and exhibits. Be sure to visit their online site to see what’s currently on schedule!
The Long Island Aquarium
431 East Main Street, Riverhead NY 11901
Monday through Sunday, 10am to 5pm
For special events, more details, be sure to visit longislandaquarium.com.
Long Island Aquarium Lodging
Arbor View House bed and breakfast, in Greenport Village, is only 30 minutes away from The Long Island Aquarium. Stay with us during your Long Island vacation and discover the true meaning of service, comfort, and value!