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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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sleeping with the fishes

we did a sleepover at the museum for girl scouts and they loved it. THey got to swim with the fish, see all the attractions, do a craft, watch a movie, and have breakfast in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Montauk, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I was hoping to go kayaking this day but it turned out my kids were too small so when we passed this place it was with reluctance I pulled over... Being a tightass I perked up with the free parking and we went in. Outside it looks a little dated but we went in and it's Aladdin's cave! Huge inside... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went here with some family from New England, they brought a two and a half year old. I would absolutely agree that the prices are outrageous but it's Long Island, everything is expensive here! It is what it is. I was actually pretty impressed with the variety of sea animals and things to do, like feeding sting rays, they have... More 

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Montauk, New York
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

we did a sleepover at the museum for girl scouts and they loved it. THey got to swim with the fish, see all the attractions, do a craft, watch a movie, and have breakfast in the morning. Food wasn't so great but they loved the sleepover.

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Astoria, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

"Charge 'em for the lice, extra for the mice Two percent for looking in the mirror twice Here a little slice, there a little cut Three percent for sleeping with the window shut When it comes to fixing prices There are a lot of tricks he knows How it all increases, all them bits and pieces Jesus! It's amazing how... More 

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Hicksville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Very clean aquarium.We did behind the scenes tour-definitely recommend!It was a few dollars extra but very interesting on what they do-it was cool to go behind closed doors and get inside view.They do offer a shark dive for additional fee which we may do next time.Exhibits were great and colorful.Also shows were informative.Food wasn't bad in cafe.Took a break in... More 

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new york
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Liked the turtle exhibit with many turtles. Good Sea lion show but cold have used a few more different shows. Admission should have been about $15. Rated #2 because not much to do in Riverhead. Boat ride was not running the Friday of Memorial Day weekend.. puzzling? I agree with another poster about sitting on hot concrete blocks to see... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Very poor. Priced way to high, and for being the friday of memorial day weekend not to have some of your events open was a very disapointing family visit.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

it was a bit pricey, and as it was winter time there wasn't an incentive to outdoors, i thought it would have been better

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Riverhead
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4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Like an aquarium. expensive and common. The boat ride is the best but that is extra/ Wish they would do more for the locals

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Hauppauge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Well handled, exhibits neat. No dislikes. The penguin experience with Patricia as a guide was marvelous.

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Additional Information about Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center

Address: 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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