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Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, Riverhead

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
Observe one of the largest coral reef displays in the Western Hemisphere at Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center. 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 & Exhibition Center part of your personalized Flanders itinerary using our Flanders itinerary builder.
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  • My husband gave me the penguin encounter for my birthday and it was amazing! We went on a weekday, and ended up being the only ones. It was like a private tour! The aquarium is not too big so you can ...  read more »
  • Fantastic place, very knowledgeable staff, very friendly people beautiful displays and exhibits not to mention a multitude of different types of marine life, they also have other animals on display as...  read more »
  • What a wonderful resource! Both children and adults will revel in the variety of exhibits. The butterflies are amazing and cooperate by landing on all. The birds will also be your friends if you buy t...  read more »
  • I went here for the day with my 2 nephews, they were so excited and for good reason! We spent 6 hours there making sure we saw as much as we could. The butterfly area was my favorite but they loved the touch tanks where they could feed sting rays and pet them.
  • Had one of the best days there ever. It's so cool to see all the animals there including Penguins and the little monkeys they have there. To see the exhibit and its beautiful surroundings breathtaking I must to bring your kids
  • I have been going to the aquarium since they first opened. Each time has been an enjoyable experience and it has been a pleasure returning as new exhibits have been added. I appreciate their commitment to animal welfare and rescue. While it's not a tremendous complex, it's a perfect afternoon activity and a great addition to Riverhead and the east end. Relax, and the beautiful anmals.
  • Great aquarium constantly expanding for a new experience. Lots of friendly staff available to answer questions and give facts. Lots of opportunities to feed the animals, for a small fee for each experience. Eat outside of the aquarium for a fraction of the price and better quality food. Check with your local library for cheaper tickets before you go.
  • we have been here 2x now. to me their biggest attraction is the shark tank. it's something i can just sit and watch for a long time. it's huge and there are some pretty big sharks and fish in there. it is somewhat expensive in my opinion. $30 per adult to get in. they also had a butter fly exhibit that's nice to walk through.
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