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Long Island Aquarium, Riverhead

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Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
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. Make Long Island Aquarium part of your personalized Flanders itinerary using our Flanders itinerary builder.
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  • My wife, son, and I visited the aquarium during Memorial Day weekend, and we had a very fun time. There are a lot of nice exhibits, including a huge shark tank that my son really loved, and a sea lion...  more »
  • We love going to this aquarium. Indoor and outdoor activities. Love the butterfly room the most. Great for a few hours of fun!  more »
  • Maybe it's because I've been to much larger aquariums, but I was not impressed with this one. Although it was enjoyable and the kids had a lot of fun. They do have quite a bit of exhibits and the plac...  more »
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  • So much fun for the family. Plenty of nearby parking available. Ice cream dipping dots! An arcade for the kids and adults! Sea lion show, shark tank, penguins, butterfly garden, and even monkeys! What's not to like?
  • Lots to enjoy for all ages in all seasons. My daughter LOVES the stingrays and would spend all day petting and feeding them. The Sea Lion show is always fun.
  • It's a great place to come again and again. It is normally best to go there during the school day and on warmer weather. They have great outside displays and the ferry ride is a joy - especially for kids. The Sea Lion Show is always a great hit with the kids as well. The tickets are reasonably priced - comparatively to over attractions similar to this.
  • Really nice aquarium. The butterfly exhibit is beautiful, and certainly worth the extra cost. Overall, the aquarium is small, so take your time, read the info about the fish, and don't worry about not seeing everything, because you can. My wife and I were able to see all the major attractions and all the tanks in four hours. Only downside was that the price was still the normal price even though a few of the outdoor exhibits were closed for the winter.
  • I came here on the perfect spring day not to sunny or cold. I do have to say entrance is a bit expensive kids are 22( includes butterfly exhibit and the sea lion show) they have a couple of rides inside and out 1 in and 1 out. And they do have a large selection of fish. They have an ice cream shop outside and a Game Center but some games were not working. The gift shop has a large selection of souvenirs but it is pricey. And they have an outside and inside eating area too, food consists of the classic American dishes (hot dogs, fries, pizza..) the only downside is parking it is about two block away from the actual museum. There is a shuttle but you have to wait and catch. It is a fun day to go with the kids and distract them .