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Education Programs


Penguin Meet & Greet (K-12) Don’t miss your chance for your group to have a close encounter with an African Penguin. Your group will be in private classroom with one of our penguins and its caretaker for 15 minutes. You will learn how our staff cares for these incredible birds as well as some fun facts.  You will NOT be permitted to touch the penguin.
$3.50/person


Camouflage (Pre-K) Introduction to the many disguises animals use to escape detection. Students will learn how, color pattern, mimicry and countershading help animals “hide in plain sight” within their environments. A fun game will help students camouflage with their surroundings.
$3.50/person


Fish Senses (K-2) Students will examine aquatic animal anatomy and environment to gain an understanding of how those animals use their senses to survive. Did you know sharks have more than five senses? Hands-on activities will allow students to use their senses to mimic their fishy friends.
$3.50/person


Frogs and Toads (K-2) Students will be able to describe and identify the differences between frogs and toads, where they live, distinctive characteristics, and more. Various activities will lead to discovery learning and firsthand observation of the world of frogs and toads. Have your group get up close and personal as we look at live frogs and toads.
$3.50/person


Turtle Time (K-2) Students will be able to observe requirements for turtles and tortoises to live and thrive as well as, learn humane treatment of all animals even the ones that are not so cuddly. They will be able to classify animals based on color, shape, texture, weight, etc.
$3.50/person
Also available as an Outreach Program.


Wonderful Wetlands (K-2)(seasonal) Students will learn the importance of these ecosystems. They will discover how wetlands are nurseries to many species, nesting areas for birds, and a protection for our coastal areas against storm erosion. As they explore the interactive Salt Marsh students will meet some of the animals who inhabit this most valuable ecosystem.
$3.50/person


Mythical Creatures (2-6) Do Megalodons still exist today? In this fun class we will explore how to decipher fact from fiction. How do we know that an animal was once real or just imaginary? We will explore evidence and how it stacks up for scientists.
$3.50/person
Also available as an Outreach Program.


Amazon Biodiversity (3-5) Students will be able to investigate the ecological importance of the Amazon Basin ecosystem. Topics include conservation, seasonal variations and biodiversity. The program concludes with a visit to the Aquarium’s Amazon Rainforest exhibit in order to reinforce topics discussed in the classroom.
$3.50/person


Butterflies (3-5) Students will be able to identify and describe the stages of development of butterflies, determine the parameters to classify a butterfly as an insect. Activities will lead students to uncover the importance of butterflies and the humane treatment of them.
$3.50/person
Also available as an Outreach Program.


Our Valuable Estuary (grades 3-5) Estuaries are the most productive ecosystems on earth containing more life per square inch than the rainforest. Students will recognize estuaries as critical for the survival of many species that depend on the estuary as places to live, feed, and reproduce. They will learn about our own Peconic Estuary which has been designated as an “Estuary of National significance”.
$3.50/person


Survival of the Fittest (3-5) Students will discover that: animals adapt in diverse environments, animals need water, food, shelter, and air to survive. Students will determine what favorable traits for survival are. Students will understand what it takes to survive in the wild.
$3.50/person
Also available as an Outreach Program.


Animal Behavior (3-9) Why do we train animals? What is behavior? How do animals learn? We will answer these questions and show the students how we train our animals by playing a training game. (We recommend that you see the Sea Lion Show for this program).
$3.50/person
Also available as an Outreach Program.


Fish Dissection Lab (6-8) Students will use specimen observation and dissection skills to learn basic vertebrate anatomy and gain a better understanding of bony fish – the most numerous group of vertebrates. All necessary tools are provided for groups of four students to dissect a preserved perch and investigate the diversity and adaptations of the fish. Limit 32 students per session.
$3.50/person + $35 lab fee


Environmental Factors (6-8) Students will be able to identify abiotic and biotic environmental factors and their impact on marine and land animals. Students will participate in activities leading them to discover needs and troubleshoot pitfalls of various ecosystems. The group will also tour the Aquarium to examine the represented ecosystems in our exhibits.
$3.50/person


Shark Ecology (6-8) Sharks have survived for over 400 million years! Students will explore various concepts of their living environment through observation and discussion of shark senses and adaptations. Students will investigate how sharks survive and make a living in specific marine environments. The concepts explored will enable students to transfer their knowledge to other living organisms and environments.
$3.50/person


Loveable Limulus- (H.S) Come meet the mysterious horseshoe crab, Limulus Polyphemus.  These living fossils have fascinated mankind for millennia.  Learn about these incredible prehistoric creatures, their amazing immune system that fights off fungi, viruses and bacterial endotoxins, how they are useful in the medical field, and recent threats to their survival, and. You may be surprised to discover who their relatives are, and your students may even get to kiss a crab!
$3.50/person
Also available as an Outreach Program. 


CSI  H.S. (1 hour lab) Students will become the lead investigators in this one hour program that explores the world of forensic science. They will comb crime scenes for clues, gather evidence, and dust for fingerprints. They will perform various lab tests to figure out who committed the crime against one of our beloved sea creatures.
$3.50/person


Behind the Scenes (5th grade and up) Find out what goes on behind the scenes at Long Island Aquarium.  Learn how we manage this enclosed ocean, feeding thousands of animals, constantly monitoring water quality, and maintaining our 120,000 gallon shark exhibit.
$3.50/person


Coral Reef Ecology (H.S) Students will examine various coral species and vibrant reef fish up-close.  Concepts involving biodiversity, specialization, symbiotic relationships and environmental conservation/preservation will be discussed.  Students will also view our magnificent all-living Coral Reef display!
$3.50/person
Also available as an Outreach Program.


Animal Adaptations (H.S) Adaptation is a vital survival skill in a changing world. Animals must adapt to their environment for countless reasons ranging from food acquisition to comfort. Students will explore firsthand the evidence left behind from centuries of adaptations.
$3.50/person


Shark Dissection Lab (H.S) Students will use specimen observation and dissection skills to learn basic vertebrate anatomy and gain a better understanding of sharks – the most numerous group of vertebrates. All necessary tools are provided for groups of students to dissect a preserved shark and investigate the diversity and adaptations of the fish. Limit 32 students per session. $3.50/person + $125 Lab Fee


Guided Tours (all ages) Join us as we explore some of the more popular exhibits Long Island Aquarium has to offer.
$3.50/person


Seashores (all ages) The animals living along our shores come in many different colors and shapes, and this program gives students the chance to meet some of these diverse characters. Students will learn about the varied coastal environments surrounding Long Island, as well as the animals that have adapted to those specific habitats.
$3.50/person
Also available as an Outreach Program.


Preferable Pets (all ages) The exotic pet trade has flourished in recent years… however not every animal on sale will make a good pet. Learn the differences between “good pets” and “bad pets” and meet some of the more manageable pets that appear on our Critter Cart.
$3.50/person
Also available as an Outreach Program.

*If you have an old favorite or program that you do not see listed, please inquire with our Reservations Team Member.

 

 

 

 

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