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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.


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

Simon Lewis

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The way they treated our school party was nothing short of appalling. This happened today. The first grade were all going to the aquarium, arriving at 10am with a solid departure time of 12.20. However, on our arrival we were kept standing outside for 45 minutes. So that's 70 first graders, a number of whom have special needs, teachers and parents standing out in direct sunlight on an 80° day. I was a parent chaperone and I really didn't want to make a scene, but it was just too much; I went to the front desk and asked if we would receive a discount for the time we'd lost waiting. The woman there told me no, was absolutely unapologetic, and insisted we had to wait our turn; when I pressed the issue and suggested that the aquarium should move groups in more efficiently, she accused me of causing a delay by complaining! She then called me obnoxious, insisted that I was the only one complaining, and actually threatened to have me removed if I continued complaining. This place is a Long Island institution, I've been many times, but this time I and the others were treated as inconveniences. The woman, whose name was Connie (she refused to give me her last name) insisted she was the manager of the aquarium, but the only thing she managed today was to ruin a bunch of kids' fun without even the decency of an apology. UPDATE: I sent a complete to the director of the aquarium and it was ignored.

Allie Delaney

Saturday, March 17, 2018
What a great experience at the Long Island Aquarium today! We saw the last Sea Lion show of the day and Java and his trainer Jenna were absolutely incredible to watch. If you get the chance, please go and check it out and support them. It all goes to a great cause. The announcer Courtney was great also and reminded us all that it is our job to stop littering and save the planet. Overall TOTALLY AMAZING!!!!!

Julianna Quinn

Saturday, June 16, 2018
It was a great experience. Great for kids and Adults. Fun in general. Kind of expensive. You can get a discount if it is your birthday but I'm pretty sure it is certain ages.

robert fitzpatrick

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018
Wonderful aquarium. Always improving. Great for children. A good learning place. Good for school trips. Great family place. Parking is limited. Good for photography. Indoor and outdoor exhibits. Dive in a shark cage in the shark tank with docile and harmless Sand tiger sharks. Their was an old sea turtle named Jaws when I was where. There is an admission fee. Bathrooms are available also wheel chair access to location.

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