Indoor Exhibits

Amazon Rainforest

Amazon Rainforest

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

Dart frog

Amphibian Alley

Amphibians are a group of cold blooded vertebrates ranging from frogs, toads, newts, salamanders and caecilians.   These animals do not…

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…

LI Exhibition Center Bird Exhibit


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



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

Butterfly Exhibit


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

coral reef exhibit

Coral Reef

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

Crab Villa

Crab Villa

Our Crab Villa habitat is home to a fascinating variety of crabs, corals and other invertebrate creatures. Creatures including the…

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…



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

Discus Fish

Discus Fish

The discus fish are some of the most beautiful, vibrant, and colorful freshwater fish out there. Though there are only…

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

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

Form & Function

Form & Function

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

Octopus in the Tank

Giant Pacific Octopus

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


Jellyfish Habitat

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

Overview of the aquarium


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

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…

Lost City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit

Lost City of Atlantis Shark Habitat

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

Mangrove Monitor

Mangrove Monitor

Mangrove Monitor (Varanus indicus)   Mangrove monitors inhabit damp wetland, coastal rivers, inland lakes and mangrove forests. They are able…



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

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…

Moray Eels

Moray Eels

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

silver arowana

Old World Wonders

The term “Old World,” informally refers to the continents of Africa, Asia, and Europe, though we are grouping Australia into…



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

Small Octopus

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…


Puffer Fish

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

Ray Bay

Ray Bay

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

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…



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

Shipwreck/Artificial Reef Exhibit

Shipwreck / Artificial Reef

Long Island Aquarium’s Shipwreck/Artificial Reef Habitat 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 about 15 different species of animal which were collected locally by Aquarium biologists….

Educator with a Horseshoe Crab

Touch Tank

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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…

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…