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Long Island Aquarium

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Long Island Aquarium Admission
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sea lion show”(90 reviews)
“shark tank”(50 reviews)
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This FINtastic destination features one of the largest all-living coral reef displays in this hemisphere, a 120,000-gallon shark tank, year-round sea lion shows, African Penguins, Marmosets, numerous touch tanks and more than 100 exhibits including...more
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431 E Main St, Riverhead, NY 11901-2556
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+1 631-208-9200
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All reviews sea lion show butterfly exhibit shark tank fish butterfly room boat ride outdoor exhibits penguin encounter octopus few blocks sea creatures long island behind the scenes feed the stingrays touch tank a lot of fun snow monkeys
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our 2 and a half year old granddaughter to the Aquarium today as we have several times this year. It never grows old. We and she are always entertained by the fish and the penguins. There is a snack shop and a souvenir...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience we had doing the shark dive. The instructor, Jim, was great and so were the guides. Easy and safe. Had a blast. Thank you guys.

2  Thank Reuben A
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I'm a big aquarium fan. This aquarium is nicely done. Educational and fun, it offers something for all. I enjoyed petting the Rays.

Thank William K
Reviewed September 9, 2018

My husband and I did the Shark Dive today and it was absolutely amazing!!! it was so incredible to see these creatures up close in such a safe environment and we learned so much from our dive instructors Jim & Jean not only about the...More

2  Thank Christine D
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Flowed nicely from one attraction to the other. We were there on a very hot day. Wished the seal lion show had some overhead coverage but what a great show. The kids loved it. We expected a little more from the Penguin display and the...More

1  Thank NYTraveller2
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I booked the swimming with the mermaid for my grand-daughter and was very disappointed in it. I found it to be very unorganized. The Mermaid did not wait for all the children to get in the pool and was off to the deep end taking...More

1  Thank 568Julia
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Was there with 5 of us. Parking is 10 dollars, about 3 blocks away, they do have a shuttle. Adults 29 dollars, children 22 dollars. The place is good , but not for the price. They have a outside sea lion show, outside seating area,...More

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LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for taking time to write a review! We understand the financial challenges to entertaining a family in this day and age and we are thankful that you decided to visit us! I just wanted to share where your money goes when you purchase...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Aquarium was nice, but when we went to the sea lion show it did not want to be there and the show was not good.More

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LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for taking time to visit us and write this review. We're sorry you did not have an amazing experience at our Sea Lion Show. We have been the forever home to Java and Bunker, our 17 year old sea lions for more than...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Jim our scuba instructor is amazing! We traveled from the bronx just to swim with these beautiful animals and it is the best experience ever!! There was a total of 9 ages 17-38! And we toured the aquarium while waiting our turn! It is defended...More

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LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your Shark Dive! Thank you for traveling so far to see us! And thank you for your kind review! We appreciate you taking the time!! Come visit us again soon!!

Reviewed August 23, 2018

We were visiting relatives on the island and ran into a rainy day. We chose the aquarium as our rainy day activity. It was really cool. My kids enjoyed the sea lion show and seeing the sharks. My 6 y/o really enjoyed touching the rays...More

Thank Peters M
LongIslandAquarium, Manager at Long Island Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad you and your children enjoyed your rainy day visit with us. We hope the tooth fairy made a visit to your daughter to complete her fun day! And we thank you for...More

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BostonMary2013
April 15, 2018|
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Response from SueVirginiaBeach_Va | Reviewed this property |
Yes you will have to go inside and outside to see all. Bring warm and appropriate rain clothes.
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lmarie444
October 8, 2017|
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Response from LongIslandAquarium | Property representative |
You can rush through in an hour, but typically it will take between 3-5 hours to see everything there is to see. Don't miss the Sea Lion shows and our schedule Talk & Feed lecture series.
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Joann G
August 18, 2017|
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Response from LongIslandAquarium | Property representative |
No. We are wheelchair accessible, but you have to bring your own wheelchair.
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