Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center

★★★★☆
  • 431 E Main St

    Riverhead, NY 11901

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  • 631-208-9200

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10am - 5pm 7 days a week

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This place is so beautiful, such a pleasant way to spend the day. The sea lion show is adorable. The huge fish tanks have so much to see but the shark tank will take your breath away. Look close and you may get lucky and see the giant tortoise. Parking can be tricky. If you are not lucky enough to get one of the few spots right infront on Main Street you must park in one of two municipal lots, neither of which are very close and with small kids it can be a hike. Its worth it, and the hike from the parking lot has not kept us from returning time and time again.
If you go and decide you like it and may go more than once a year, get the annual membership. You can bring your receipt to the counter and they will credit you. We went about 6 times last year which we never would have done without the membership. Its worth it!

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★★★★☆

This place is so beautiful, such a pleasant way to spend the day. The sea lion show is adorable. The huge fish tanks have so much to see but the shark tank will take your breath away. Look close and you may get lucky and see the giant tortoise. Parking can be tricky. If you are not lucky enough to get one of the few spots right infront on Main Street you must park in one of two municipal lots, neither of which are very close and with small kids it can be a hike. Its worth it, and the hike from the parking lot has not kept us from returning time and time again.
If you go and decide you like it and may go more than once a year, get the annual membership. You can bring your receipt to the counter and they will credit you. We went about 6 times last year which we never would have done without the membership. Its worth it!

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The fee to get in is about $18 for adults and $16 for kids. When you first get there you can see the seals outside which is a good welcome. When you get inside there is a sting ray tank where you can touch the rays. I liked it as much as the kids did. There are sharks and penguins at this aquarium. There is also a cafeteria so you can get something to eat if you are making a day of the place. I was very pleased with the aquarium although I thought the price was a bit high the kids learned quite a bit, so I guess it's worth it.

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★★★★☆

The fee to get in is about $18 for adults and $16 for kids. When you first get there you can see the seals outside which is a good welcome. When you get inside there is a sting ray tank where you can touch the rays. I liked it as much as the kids did. There are sharks and penguins at this aquarium. There is also a cafeteria so you can get something to eat if you are making a day of the place. I was very pleased with the aquarium although I thought the price was a bit high the kids learned quite a bit, so I guess it's worth it.

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Atlantis is wonderful. Its not huge but they pack alot of stuff into the space they do have. My son loves the outside tanks where he can hand feed the stingrays. This place makes for a really fun family day

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★★★★★

Atlantis is wonderful. Its not huge but they pack alot of stuff into the space they do have. My son loves the outside tanks where he can hand feed the stingrays. This place makes for a really fun family day

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They have such a vast assortment of marine life and animals to view. It's such an interesting environment to be in even if you're an adult i think you'd like it. Some of their exhibits let you touch the animals, like the stingrays. They have everything from sea lions, to sharks, to parrots, to monkeys. a great place to spend the day. it may be a bit pricey for larger families, but they offer special package pricing.

PROS: variety of animals
CONS: none

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★★★★★

They have such a vast assortment of marine life and animals to view. It's such an interesting environment to be in even if you're an adult i think you'd like it. Some of their exhibits let you touch the animals, like the stingrays. They have everything from sea lions, to sharks, to parrots, to monkeys. a great place to spend the day. it may be a bit pricey for larger families, but they offer special package pricing.

PROS: variety of animals
CONS: none

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Atlantis Marine World is the perfect size for a fun (and not too exhausting) family outing. They have a large tank with an Atlantis theme, beautiful exhibits of colorful fish, and a touch-and-feed exhibit. Catering (for wedding parties, corporate holiday parties etc) is available, and is a nice change of pace from the typical catering hall. Birthday parties can also be held in Atlantis Marine World. Explorer tour boat rides are offered, as well as the Discovery tower ride. They also have a new swim tank, a snow monkey habitat, and sea lion shows. See rescued seals happliy swimming in a pool by the entrance.

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★★★★☆

Atlantis Marine World is the perfect size for a fun (and not too exhausting) family outing. They have a large tank with an Atlantis theme, beautiful exhibits of colorful fish, and a touch-and-feed exhibit. Catering (for wedding parties, corporate holiday parties etc) is available, and is a nice change of pace from the typical catering hall. Birthday parties can also be held in Atlantis Marine World. Explorer tour boat rides are offered, as well as the Discovery tower ride. They also have a new swim tank, a snow monkey habitat, and sea lion shows. See rescued seals happliy swimming in a pool by the entrance.

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My kids always enjoy this aquarium. It's rather small, and I think they charge a bit much, considering the size and attractions. But like I said, they always have a good time. And it's nearby. That's what counts, right?

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★★★★☆

My kids always enjoy this aquarium. It's rather small, and I think they charge a bit much, considering the size and attractions. But like I said, they always have a good time. And it's nearby. That's what counts, right?

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With or without the kids, this is a wonderful spot to take a break from winerys or shopping. Don't forget to check out the rescued sea animal area, and even feel driven to make a donation of time or money to help out. Their educational boards help you understand what you are looking for

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★★★★★

With or without the kids, this is a wonderful spot to take a break from winerys or shopping. Don't forget to check out the rescued sea animal area, and even feel driven to make a donation of time or money to help out. Their educational boards help you understand what you are looking for

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We have taken my child here a number of times now and every time she seems to like it more than the last! I wish they had a little more than they do but anyway, the kids have a blast. The set up is very nice and they do have a good variety of fish.... They're also adding on to it!

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★★★★☆

We have taken my child here a number of times now and every time she seems to like it more than the last! I wish they had a little more than they do but anyway, the kids have a blast. The set up is very nice and they do have a good variety of fish.... They're also adding on to it!

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I would not suggest coming here unless you were desparately bored with your life. I came all the way out from NYC for the boat tour, which they said on their website started in April. Well it wasn't running when I got there. Their website has NO scroll bars, so you can't read anything past your screen. And there is no option to talk to a real person when you call. The place is dark and damp, and if you like being packed with kids and senior citizens, this is for you!

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I would not suggest coming here unless you were desparately bored with your life. I came all the way out from NYC for the boat tour, which they said on their website started in April. Well it wasn't running when I got there. Their website has NO scroll bars, so you can't read anything past your screen. And there is no option to talk to a real person when you call. The place is dark and damp, and if you like being packed with kids and senior citizens, this is for you!

Cons: , dank, gravel parking

 

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