Critter Corner

Critter Corner

Critter Corner

Critter Corner is home to a variety of different animals including our Albino Burmese Python, Red-Tail Boa and many more…

Marmoset

Marmosets

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

Honey Bee

Western Honey Bee

Western Honey Bee The Western Honey Bee Apis mellifera Though there are over 16,000 species of bees worldwide, few are…

Archer Fish

Archer Fish

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

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…

Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish

A cuttlefish is a type of mollusk, a Cephalopod, which has a highly develop central nervous system. Similar to octopuses…

Discus Fish

Discus Fish

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

Ray Bay

Ray Bay

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

Moray Eels

Moray Eels

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

Megalodon Display

Megalodon Display

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

Bugs

Bugs

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

Butterfly Exhibit

Butterflies

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

Touch Tank

Touch Tank

Due to COVID-19 this adventure is on hold until further notice. At the Long Island Aquarium, interactive adventure is part…

Tidal Marsh Fiddler Crab

Tidal Marsh

This 3,000-gallon saltwater tank is home to about 15 different species of animal which were collected locally by Aquarium biologists….

Shipwreck/Artificial Reef Exhibit

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,…

Seahorse

Seahorses

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

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…

Sand Shark Lagoon at LI Aquarium & Exhibition Center

Lagoon

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

puffer fish

Puffer Fish

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

Poseidon's Treasure Room

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…

Piranha

Piranha

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

Lost City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit

Lost City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit

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

LI Exhibition Center Bird Exhibit

Birds

The Bird Habitat is closed.  Stay tuned for something new coming soon!

Local Rocky Shores

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…

jellyfish

Jellyfish Exhibit

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

giant pacific octopus

Giant Pacific Octopus

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

Form & Function

Form & Function

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

flounder find

Flounder Find

See if you can spot the flounders in our Flounder Find Exhibit. For such a common fish, the flounder (Pleuronectes…

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…

Crab Villa

Ocean Creatures of the World/Crab Villa

Our Ocean Creatures of the World / Crab Villa exhibit is home to a fascinating variety of crabs, corals and other…

coral reef exhibit

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….

Best Buddies

Best Buddies – Clownfish & Anemone

The Clownfish and Anemone are truly best buddies, maintaining a relationship that benefits one another. The Clownfish picks debris and parasites off…

Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest

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