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Buy Planning Your Visit

Whether you’re planning a day trip to the Aquarium or a more extended excursion to Long Island’s East End, this page is your link to practical information that can help you enjoy a rewarding and relaxing visit.

Hours & Admission Rates

Aquarium Map

Dining / Catering

Directions and Parking


Tips for Family Visits

The Aquarium offers so many ways to create an educational, fun-filled day that will create lasting memories for every member of your family.

Here are some tips that can help your family enjoy a magical experience:

  • Upon your arrival, make sure to check out the Daily Events Schedule. There’s so much happening throughout the day that you’ll want to plan ahead to make sure you don’t miss an event that you’d like to see.
  • Familiarize yourself with our Aquatic Adventures and consider making an advance, online, or phone reservation for those in which you’re interested. That way, you won’t risk getting shut out on the day of your visit.
  • If you’re interested in feeding the stingrays in our Ray Bay touch tank, consider doing so early in the day. To avoid overfeeding, our Aquarists monitor our rays’ food consumption, and once rays have eaten their daily maximum, no more food is available for feeding. (Additional fee applies)
  • Our Sea Lion Show is one of our most popular attractions, so arrive early, as it is a closed-door Coliseum show. Once the doors have closed, you will not be allowed to enter.
  • We do not have storage facilities, so make sure to carry only those belongings that you can carry comfortably.
  • The Lost & Found and First Aid Station are located in the Membership Office at the Main Entrance.
  • Both restroom accommodations are located on the first floor near the Riverhead Foundation and adjacent to the Long Island Aquarium Café.
  • If at any time you need immediate assistance, go to the Ticketing Desk or speak to a staff member


Best Times to Visit

Anytime is a great time to visit us. However, if you visit us after 1:00pm on weekdays during the school year, you’re likely to find our facility less crowded than you would earlier in the day. That’s because school groups that are visiting us typically depart by that time.

Disability Access

The Aquarium is fully accessible to visitors with disabilities.