About Us 2017-06-20T15:57:03+00:00

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.  The Exhibition Center’s first exhibit is Butterflies & Birds! Flying for a limited engagement only, don’t miss them!

Themed around the “Lost City of Atlantis,” Long Island Aquarium blends science and nature with myth to create an informative and entertaining environment for visitors of all ages. We offer a rich variety of experiences, from fascinating marine life exhibits to Aquatic Adventures and educational programs.

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).

Long Island Aquarium is also home to the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, New York State’s only authorized marine mammal and sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation center.

Our Mission
By capturing visitors’ imaginations and emphasizing the importance of marine life and environmental preservation, Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center aims to provide an interactive and exciting educational experience.