Information on:

Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center

431 East Main Street

Long Island Aquarium is also home to the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, New York State’s only authorized marine mammal and sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation center.


 By capturing visitors’ imaginations and emphasizing the importance of marine life and environmental preservation, Long Island Aquarium aims to provide an interactive and exciting educational experience.


Jordan Eilbert

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018
Great for kids! One of the most interactive aquariums! Kids can feed the Ray's, turtles, touch crabs and walk in a simulated marsh. There are sea lion shows, alligator feedings and the butterfly, bugs and bird exhibit is amazing! A great day trip for children and adults alike.

Chris Pags

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Enjoyable way to spend the day with the family. Lots of tiny exhibits. Easy to jump in and out of different sections of the facility. Butterfly area is very different and highly interactive. Penguins and seals are always a popular draw. Seal show could be longer. Overall a nice destination for the family on a summer afternoon.

Devora Sara Alon

Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018
Really gorgeous aquarium! A bit on the pricey side, so we get a family membership, which 2 visits make worthwhile (though we go more often than that.) They have beautiful salt water tropical fish displays, sting ray pool in which one can touch and feed the rays, seals, sea lions (shows), otters, a wading area in which one can touch various crabs, giant manta rays, sharks, a climbing wall, & more. Food and water are overpriced, so bring your own water bottles.

Rich Reichelt

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
We highly recommend the Cruise boat with Captain Bob and guide Lauren we're outstanding. Lauren captivated the children by having them volunteer with sea creatures on board. We even got to land at an island and dredge for more sea creatures. Well worth the fare.

Luis Ramos

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Touching stuff is fun, touching sea life is also fun. You walk in and you touch the stingrays, they are so cute and squishy. To the right are the turtles, to the left the bird and butterfly exhibit. Enough stuff for a day, if you go late, not worth it. Start early, catch the shows before the sun gets too hot, carry water, they don't have any fountains out and about. Cafe is expensive, vending machines are expensive. Decent gift shop. Decent exhibits

Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media

Upcoming Events at Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center

Moonlight Cruise

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Peconic Riverfront
Riverhead, NY
Read More »