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Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center

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Address: 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone Number: 631-208-9200
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Two great attractions in one fin-tastic destination, the Aquarium and...
Two great attractions in one fin-tastic destination, the Aquarium and Exhibition Center features one of the largest all-living coral reef displays in this hemisphere, a 120,000-gallon shark tank, year-round sea lion shows, numerous touch tanks, and more than 100 exhibits and interactive experiences. Long Island Exhibition Center’s first exhibit is Butterflies & Birds! Flying for a limited engagement only, don’t miss them!Named a Top 10 Aquarium for Children by Parents Magazine, Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center is open daily 10:00am to 5:00pm year-round (Closed Christmas & Thanksgiving Days). Don’t forget you can now add to the fun with an overnight stay at the waterfront Hyatt Place East End & Resort Marina located adjacent to the property.
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So they had this offer to go free for your birthday and so that's what we did. For free it was awesome. For $27, it's not. I think $15 is a decent price. It's a decent sized... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Had a great time with my teenage son. The place is beautiful. Very organized. Heads up you need to book the shark dive about two weeks in advance but my boy did snorkeling instead which was very nice

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Saraoga Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

lots of fun things to look at for the price! the staff were friendly, seemed to be volunteers? They were very knowledgeable and sweet

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

So they had this offer to go free for your birthday and so that's what we did. For free it was awesome. For $27, it's not. I think $15 is a decent price. It's a decent sized aquarium. Take your time because you can see a lot. The exhibits are great and you see some basis fish and some unique... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

For a late summer activity this was a perfect place. The staff was very friendly and even honored online coupons so they took off two dollars. The place is not cheap. It's definitely New York priced. But for an afternoon it's something to do. They allowed us to bring our own food but they have a concession.

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LINY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Mostly indoors with some outside activities. Lots to see for the entire family. Special events and parties are great in this venue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a great aquarium. There are sting rays and turtles to feed. Small animals to touch on weekends. Touch tank to learn about crabs and other small plants and animals. Penguins. Coral reef. Sharks. Outside area and rides. Simulator is bumpy. Sea lion show. Big enough to see a lot but small enough that when it's not crowded I... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visited here in July and really enjoyed it. Our "tween" aged child said she enjoyed the sea lion show most of all! We fed the rays and saw a fish feeding. Unfortunately, it was the wrong day to see the sharks being fed but we got to see them and get some good photos. The butterfly exhibit there was... More 

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Shirley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Yes, it is a nice aquarium with fish, sharks and sea mammals. But, there is one attraction there that is almost surreal. The butterfly room can't be described in words. The sound of trickling water, harp music and whispers are quite mood easing. Once you get there, go straight up the stairs to the "loft". Stand calmly with your hands... More 

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Lynbrook
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I love this Aquarium. Its perfect size for small children. Love all the exhibits they have , always something catches my eye! I came here in May as a surprise birthday present and got to spend time feeding the sharks. What a totally fun and crazy experience. Sidenote: if you come the week of your b'day and show id/proof you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have visited this aquarium/exhibition center twice in the last couple of years. It is a bit pricey but worth it. Sure it has your typical aquarium things...fish, sharks, turtles...the usual. Even so, these were nicely displayed and the signage very informative. Let the children wade in the shallow pool to see and handle the crabs and other animals. Let... More 

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Additional Information about Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center

Address: 431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone Number: 631-208-9200
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Hamptons  >  Riverhead
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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