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Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center, Riverhead

(3.7/5 based on 440+ 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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  • Although a little small this is a very nice place to visit. It is good for about 2 hours a visit. There are some live shows with otters or penguins or sea lions. My family had a year pass which is pro...  more »
  • Local, small aquarium. Exhibits are child friendly and entire aquarium is easy to walk w young children. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Its a great day activity for families w young childre...  more »
  • I took my 5 yr old on a mini-vacation over winter break. The aquarium is just beautiful. Lots to see. Expect to spend about 3 hours looking at everything. Cafe a bit expensive, bring your own lunch. 
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  • This was an unexpected treat. We stumble apon the aquarium. We were given a guided tour by a very knowledgeable guide. We spent an enjoyable 2 hours on a rainy day.
  • 3 star just for the price. $28 per adult and if child 3 years old $20. Limited shows in offseason time and the same price.
  • 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 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.
  • I love this place cause it has alot of sea creatures and it has alot of animals and insects,also birds.They are so beautiful to look at