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Shark Keeper

Get up close and very personal with the Aquarium’s largest exhibit and its biggest predators with the new Shark Keeper program! After each participant prepares to feed the sharks and other fishes in the 120,000-gallon Lost City of Atlantis Exhibit, they will then get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to pole feed our sand tiger sharks! Participants will also experience a tour of other behind-the-scenes animal care work areas and take home a real-life shark tooth.

Program Includes:
• Souvenir shark tooth from Lost City of Atlantis Exhibit

Program Outline:
• Greeting from Educator
• Educational Program: Misconceptions about sharks, biology, pictures, shark tooth comparisons, animal overview, what to expect during the experience
• Behind-the-scenes food prep
• Brief overview of Safety and Policies
• Feeding

Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 3:40pm
Session: 3:40pm
Length: 60 minutes

All participants must be 16+.

$50.00, plus Admission (Members: $45.00). Space is currently limited to three participants per scheduled session.

How to Book:
Phone: 631.208.9200, ext. H2O (426)
Online: When purchasing your Admission ticket, please select the Shark Keeper add-on under the Aquatic Adventures section of the shopping cart.

Guests with Special Needs:
Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center makes every effort to accommodate guests with special needs. Please be aware that to participate in this program, guests must be able to navigate the animal habitat spaces with minimal assistance, and must be able to understand and take direction in English from staff members. To ensure the best experience, please contact the Call Center at 631.208.9200, ext. H2O (426) to discuss your individual needs and to reserve your encounter.

Cancellations: There is a 72-hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations made within 72 hours will not be refunded (credit will be issued). No-shows will not be refunded or rescheduled. Guests arriving late (after the required program check-in time) will not be permitted to participate in the program and will not be refunded or rescheduled. We encourage guests to arrive at the Aquarium with plenty of time to park, enter, and check into the program. Adventurers should report to the Main Entrance at least ten (10) minutes prior to their session. The sessions will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Please plan accordingly.

To change your reservation, please contact the Reservations Team at 631.208.9200, ext. H2O (426).