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Indoor Exhibits

American Alligators

American Alligators

American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) are native to the southeastern United States. A large and ancient reptile, these animals are apex…

Archer Fish

Archer Fish

Did that fish just spit? Archerfish spot insects and other small animals walking around above the surface of the water,…

Amazon Rainforest Exhibit at LI Aquarium & Exhibition Center

Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon Rainforest exhibit at the Long Island Aquarium reminds us of our responsibility to our planet’s environment and animal…

Anemone fish in purple

Best Buddies – Clownfish & Anemone


 The clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) and anemone are truly best buddies, maintaining a relationship that benefits one another. The clownfish picks debris…

Seahorses

Coral Reef

Long Island Aquarium’s Coral Reef exhibit is one of the largest all-living, closed-system Coral Reef display in the Western hemisphere….

Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish

A cuttlefish is a type of mollusk called a Cephalopod, which is a mollusk with a highly developed and centralized…

Discus Fish

Discus Fish

One of our newest exhibits at the Long Island Aquarium, the discus fish are some of the most beautiful, vibrant,…

electric eel

Electric Eel

It’s positively shocking: An electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) can produce an electric charge of up to about 600 volts – five…

flounder find

Flounder Find

For such a common fish, the flounder (Pleuronectes americanus) can be surprisingly difficult to find. Its flat body and ability…

Form and Function

Form & Function

  Anyone who can appreciate the natural wonders of the living world demonstrates a curiosity for how and why living…

Giant Octopus

Giant Pacific Octopus

The giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) lives in the waters off North America’s northwestern Pacific coast. Though this Cephalopod is…

jelly Drop

Jellyfish

With more than 200 species found worldwide, jellyfish, or sea jellies, are one of the world’s most common sea creatures….

Rocky Shores lumpfish

Local Rocky Shores

Long Island’s pounding surf and rocky shore create an astonishing habitat for a variety of marine life. Long Island Aquarium’s…

butterfly

LI Exhibition Center: Butterflies

Thousands of butterflies from all over the world now inhabit this overgrown, tropical garden, situated in a Victorian courtyard. Some…

Birds

LI Exhibition Center: Birds

Located directly next to the Butterfly exhibit in the Exhibition Center, our totally interactive aviary is home to more than…

Insects

LI Exhibition Center: Bugs

Insects represent the largest group of animals on Earth! They account for at least 75% of all known animal species…

Shark at LI Aquarium & Exhibition Center

Lost City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit

Poseidon’s 12-foot trident, pillars, and other remnants of the Lost City of Atlantis create a ghostly environment for the inhabitants…

Marmoset

Marmosets

Geoffroy’s marmosets are small primates, easily recognized for their puffed white cheeks, face and neck. They are sometimes called the…

Megaladon

Megalodon Display

If you think today’s sharks are scary, be glad you weren’t around 2.5 million to 15 million years ago, when…

Moray

Moray Eels

Eels are actually a type of fish with dorsal and anal fins each fused to the caudal fin, forming a…

Crab Villa

Ocean Creatures of the World/Crab Villa

This exhibit is home to a fascinating variety of crabs, corals and other invertebrate creatures, including the great Japanese spider…

pirhanha

Piranha

The piranha – which means “toothed fish” in the language of a native Amazon tribe – has an exaggerated reputation…

Tube Anemone

Poseidon’s Treasure Room

Poseidon’s Treasure Room houses several periodically changing freshwater and saltwater displays. It provides a fascinating view of unusual marine creatures…

puffers

Puffer Fish

Puffer fish create an imposing appearance by pumping air into their expandable stomach. They can be as dangerous to other…

RayBay

Ray Bay I

Want to know what a stingray or shark feels like? Ray Bay at Long Island Aquarium is the place to…

Sand Shark Lagoon at LI Aquarium & Exhibition Center

Sand Shark Lagoon

  As you cross the wooden bridge over Long Island Aquarium’s Sand Shark Lagoon, look both ways to view a…

Bunker Schooling Fish

Schooling Fish

Swimming in schools helps fish confuse predators and spend their energy most efficiently. About half of all fish school for…

seahorse

Seahorses

Despite their unique appearance, seahorses are actually members of the pipefish family! They have fins and gills, just like other…

exhibit shipwreck

Shipwreck / Artificial Reef

Long Island Aquarium’s Shipwreck/Artificial Reef Exhibit features a variety of fish frequently found on, or around, shipwrecks, including grouper, angelfish,…

Tidal Marsh Fiddler Crab

Tidal Marsh

This 3,000-gallon saltwater tank is home to close to 30 different animal and plant species, all collected locally by Aquarium…

exhibit tanks

Touch Tank

At the Long Island Aquarium, interactive adventure is part of the fun! That’s especially true at our Touch Tank. It…

Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay

Torn apart by hurricane winds and typhoon surf, the docks at Turtle Bay are in disrepair. Yet, one person’s trash…