Long Island Aquarium, Riverhead

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#1 of 21 in Parks in Hamptons
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 Flanders route planner to visit Long Island Aquarium on your trip to Flanders, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • At the entrance you can buy bags of food for stingrays and feed them. Children and adults in the wild. Aquarium might not gigantic, but large enough to spend most of the day. Good ice cream Café. The daily show with sea lions on a schedule. They are short, but very impressive. feeding of penguins, sharks, sea lions and other inhabitants of the seas and oceans on a convenient schedule, so you can see it all during the day.
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  • No glitz and luxury, outdoor shows and Aquarium staff and clean and not too busy. Cafe gray Gray was great.
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  • Nothing to do...take a ride to the Long Island Aquarium. A fun place for everyone. Fish, butterflies, bird! Many indoor activities and outdoor activities as well.  more »
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  • So many exhibits and so many different species of animals to see. I went for my birthday as they give you a free pass as long as it's within a week of your birthday. I got there around 11, and took us til closing time to fully enjoy everything we could and see everything we could. Spent a lot of time feeding and touching the rays at the entrance, and the penguin encounter was pretty cool. Wish they let you touch the penguin more though. Butterfly room was amazing, bird section wasn't that great but I mainly went for the aquatic exhibits.
  • It's a fun place to visit but small and pricey. Plus, their parking lots down the block charge $$$ during the peak/summer season, so between that and their cafeteria food, you better hit the ATM before getting there. If you know you'll want to visit at least two times during the year, you're definitely better off purchasing an annual membership pass which includes food discounts (members are still charged full price for parking). I would skip the extra charge to visit the birds and butterflies exhibit, which I found disappointing. But the bottom line is that my kids love it there.
  • Aquarium was amazing. Exceeded all my expectations !!! Very fair pricing at $29 for adults and $22 for kids which included access to all 3 >> the aquarium, bird and butterfly exhibits. You need at least 3 hours minimum to take in the full experience. Will definitely visit again soon. ❤❤❤
  • Children enjoy the place and they do conservation work. This is great because getting children interested in the natural world is more important than ever. However, one of the educators there, while talking about the penguins, referred to sharks as big and scary. Although this may be true it is also likely true that commenting in such a way while attempting to educate impressionable minds is a detriment to future conservation efforts. Perhaps this is just a fluke (pun intended), but perhaps also the educators can take a closer look at their commentary and make sure they are not causing unintentional harm.
  • A great place to know under water life and also the natural life. Great place for kids as well as anyone. We expend quality time there with our family. The seal show added extra fun to this journey.

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