Long Island Aquarium takes visitors on a magical journey through a wide range of exhibits that bring undersea wonders to life. From indoor exhibits that capture the legendary ambiance of the Lost City of Atlantis to outdoor exhibits located along the beautiful Peconic River to experiences with an exciting interactive dimension, Long Island Aquarium offers many ways to fascinate and captivate. So come and explore the aquarium!
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The Amazon Rainforest habitat showcases some of the largest and most interesting Amazon fish and aquatic life.
Amphibians are a group of cold blooded vertebrates ranging from frogs, toads, newts, salamanders and caecilians.
Ancient Reptile Ruins
Ancient Reptile Ruins is home to our Green Tree Python, Tegu, Green Iguana and Green Aracari.
Best Buddies – Clownfish & Anemone
You’ll find Nemo and Dory too, at this habitat which also features anemone, sea urchins and more.
Our Bug habitat includes some of the largest, most venomous, and prettiest bugs from all over the world!
Thousands of butterflies from all over the world, inhabit this lavish, indoor, tropical garden.
White-Nosed Coatis live in a variety of habitats from tropical lowlands to drier mountain forests in North, Central and South America.
Thirty feet long, the 20,000-gallon exhibit depicts a natural reef ecosystem, including a reef wall, crest, terrace, and back reef.
Our Crab Villa habitat is home to a fascinating variety of crabs, corals and other invertebrate creatures.
Critter Corner is home to a variety of different animals including our Albino Burmese Python, Red-Tail Boa, and many more amazing critters.
Critter Cove is home to Lavender Brown, our Barred Owl, as well as the site of our Creature Feature lectures (seasonal, weather dependent).
These Cephalopods, a cousin to the octopus and squid, live in this unique habitat.
Some of the most beautiful, vibrant, and colorful freshwater fish specifically bred for different color morphs and patterns.
It’s positively shocking: An electric eel can produce an electric charge of up to about 600 volts – five times the voltage of a wall socket!
Their flat bodies and ability to change color make it hard to spot them on the ocean floor. Can you find them in their habitat?
Form & Function
This bubble-shaped exhibit offers a magnified view of the distinguishing features of its residents, like the Garden Eels!
Giant Pacific Octopus
This cylindrical exhibit is perfect for a GPO. Watch as it changes colors and textures depending on its mood!
Our Koi Pond showcases several varieties of Koi, Japan’s national fish.
This exhibit features a miniature panorama of Long Island with the North Shore on one side and the South Shore on the other.
Local Rocky Shores
This exhibit mimics Long Island’s rocky shores with local animals, algae and plants.
Lost City of Atlantis Shark Habitat
Featuring Sand Tiger Sharks, Nurse Sharks and a plethora of tropical fish that forms the centerpiece of the Aquarium.
Lost Temple of Atlantis
This habitat is home to our Japanese Macaque or Snow Monkey.
Mangrove monitors inhabit damp wetland, coastal rivers, inland lakes and mangrove forests in Australia.
This habitat showcases these small primates, easily recognized for their puffed white cheeks, face, and neck, and consists of a mom and her twins!
With more than 200 species found worldwide, sea jellies (ours are Cold Water Moon Jellies), are one of the world’s most common sea creatures.
That’s a Moray (eel)! Find ours in the Lost City of Atlantis Shark Habitat!
Old World Wonders
This habitat showcases some of the most interesting aquatic animals found in Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe, all in one exhibit.
Home to our North American River Otters, this habitat emulates a temperate riverbank including a waterfall and underwater viewing area.
This exhibit provides both land and water features for our African Penguins, as well as hutches for shelter, nesting, and breeding.
Often misunderstood, the Red-bellied Piranhas are omnivores and typically a scavenger fish.
Poseidon’s Treasure Room
Poseidon’s Treasure Room houses several periodically changing freshwater and saltwater displays.
With sharp spines, a big, round nose, and a tail they can hang from, prehensile-tailed (or Brazilian) porcupines are nocturnal, vegetarian rodents.
This exhibit showcases several species including cowfish, boxfish, and porcupinefish.
Swimming in schools helps fish confuse predators and spend their energy most efficiently.
Sea Lion Coliseum
The Sea Lion Coliseum is home to our California Sea Lions as well as the site of the Sea Lion Shows, held daily.
This habitat simulates the warm, temperate waters amongst sea grasses,where seahorses and pipefish thrive.
The seal habitat is home to our harbor seals and gray seals and can be found at the entrance of the aquarium.
Shipwreck / Artificial Reef
This habitat features a variety of fish frequently found on, or around, shipwrecks and artificial reefs.
This popular habitat allows guests to pet and feel our stingrays, bamboo sharks and horseshoe crabs!
This 3,000-gallon saltwater tank is home to about 15 different species of animals which were collected locally by Aquarium biologists.
Have a hands-on encounter with some of our Touch Tank residents, including sea stars, clams, whelks, hermit crabs, and horseshoe crabs.
This habitat represents how certain animals can take over storm damaged locations.
Western Honey Bee
Our Honey Bee habitat gives you a bug’s eye view at the inner workings of a honey bee hive!