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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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Wonderful Aquarium!

I love this aquarium....I love it so much that I've bought a family membership two years in a row even though I live an hour away. They offer a bunch of special activities, such... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

My son and I were visiting Long Island we decided to take a drive to the Aquarium for a short day trip. We went on a Thursday so a bunch of the attractions were closed. We loved the shows ( Sea lion i think). I would definitely say this place was fun. Not sure if its worth the 27 bucks... More 

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Sound Beach, NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have a love/hate relationship with this place. When it isn't busy, it's a good place to take my three year old. However, it's small and they don't do anything to enhance or change the experience. The past few months, it seems like many exhibits were empty. When we were there this week I heard a mother lamenting "this is... More 

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New Hyde Park, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Our family have been members of this aquarium for years, back when it was called Atlantis Aquarium. It has since added a butterfly and bird attraction and are developing a bug attraction as well. There is a little corner on the second level that houses a non-for-profit parrot sanctuary where you can pose for a picture with a giant parrot... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Horrible manager, should be demoted... Had coupons and The manager did not accept them. The manager was so rude that she told use to leave. Over priced, and needs new management.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I love this aquarium....I love it so much that I've bought a family membership two years in a row even though I live an hour away. They offer a bunch of special activities, such as brunches, shark dives, and sleep overs which is really cool if you have the extra money. I have gone to their brunches three times. They... More 

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Freeport, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Our family loves Aquariums. Being new to Long Island, we saw it fit to take our daughter here for her birthday. She enjoyed it. The aquarium, although smaller than some other ones we've visited did not disappoint. It had more exhibits and interactive experiences than we expected. Our daughter loved the the Amazon Aviary, Butterfly Exhibit, 'Ray Bay', the Japanese... More 

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Costa Rica
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This nice small aquarium happens to be located in a very expensive area and pretty much like everything else you over pay. Most locals can afford those prices but out-comers like me can't. I went because a local paid for it. It is nice and seems to be managed properly but you have to save to visit or save to... More 

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Lake Grove, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This aquarium is cute, but way overpriced! They charge extra to feed the stingrays and the birds. This should be included in the exorbitant price they charge for admission! There are some cool things to see...monkeys outside are very entertaining! Penguins are cute too. It is a nice place and a fun time but the price leaves a bad taste... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Aquarium is nice, a bit dated and not very large. I found too many windows not very clean, which made it a bit harder viewing the animals and made us wonder if the animals's water are cleaner. If you visited before the larger aquariums (Atlanta, Baltimore etc.), you might be in for a disappointment. The kids (8 & 5),... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We attended a wedding here and everything was done just perfectly! The staff were on top of every detail and I cannot say enough about the quality of the food and the staff. I would highly recommend them for any wedding or event!!

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