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Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center

431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-208-9200
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Riverhead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

So much to see and do at the Riverhead Aquarium! Kids thoroughly enjoyed touching, feeding and being close to the animals. The shows run throughout the day so plenty of opportunity to take part in everything. Truly something for everyone.

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Patchogue, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

beautiful aquarium. The exhibits are excellent. indoor and outdoor exhibits. sealion show was fun. have a lot of interactive things todo!

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Centereach, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We go here every year, its a fun place to visit. I think its worth the money, something interesting to do for a couple of hours. Also it nice to do the boat ride, we learned a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We've been members of the aquarium for a few years now. My son and daughter, 11 and 10, still love staying at the Hyatt Place next door, and spending a few hours at the aquarium. Feeding the exotic birds in the aviary is always an adventure. We buy seeds and get to the aviary shortly after they open in the... More

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I am a frequent visitor to the aquarium, and as usual my experience this time was pleasant as always. It's probably not fair to call it just an aquarium, because there are bats and monkeys to see also to name a few. My children particularly enjoyed the outdoor Sea Lion show. The only down-falls are it is a little pricey... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We love the Long Island Aquarium, we have been members for years. Great exhibits, the staff and volunteers are very friendly and helpful.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Had a chance to experience a penguin encounter. Joe was great! I learned so much! The birds are adorable.

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W.Babylon, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Clean place, knowledgeable and helpful staff! Loved the butterfly exhibition, Jeff Petracca really took the time explaining & sharing his knowledge .Thanks, Jeff. If you love birds check out the bird exhibition.... delightful

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Interlaken, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We attended a wedding nearby and the day after brunch was held at the Aquarium. It was so spacious and the facility is lovely. The food was excellent and the view was of the river and boats and so peaceful and pretty! The facility is easy to access and parking for free is right across the street! Many families were... More

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Port Jefferson Station, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My Family and I spent the day at the Long Island Aquarium this past weekend and absolutely loved it. We didn't get nearly all the things they have to offer done in one day, so we'll be back soon. We did the Penguin Encounter which was awesome, the behind the scenes was a lot of fun and probably my favorite.... More

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