Thursday, July 25: Thu, Jul 25: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
Long Island Aquarium Building

Plan Your Visit

Hours of Operation

Weekends from 10 am-5 pm
Weekdays from 10 am-4 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Useful Info

Whether you’re planning a day trip to the Aquarium or a more extended excursion to Long Island’s East End. On this page is your link to practical information that can help you enjoy a rewarding and relaxing visit.

Tips for Family Visits

The Aquarium offers so many ways to create an educational, fun-filled day that will create lasting memories for every member of your family.

Here are some tips that can help your family enjoy their experience:

  • Upon your arrival, make sure to check out the Daily Events Schedule. There’s so much happening throughout the day that you’ll want to plan ahead to make sure you don’t miss an event that you’d like to see.
  • Familiarize yourself with our Aquatic Adventures and consider making reservations in advance for those in which you’re interested. That way, you won’t risk getting shut out on the day of your visit.
  • If you’re interested in feeding the stingrays in our Ray Bay touch tank, consider doing so early in the day. To avoid overfeeding, our Aquarists monitor our rays’ food consumption, and once rays have eaten their daily maximum, no more food is available for feeding. (Additional fee applies)
  • Our Sea Lion Show is one of our most popular attractions, so arrive early, as it is a closed-door Coliseum show. Once the doors have closed, you will not be allowed to enter.
  • We do not have storage facilities, so make sure to carry only those belongings that you can carry comfortably.
  • The Lost & Found and First Aid Station are located in the Membership Office at the Main Entrance.
  • Restroom accommodations are located on the first floor near the NY Marine Rescue Center, in the Butterflies, Bugs & Bees lobby, and adjacent to the Aquarium Cafe.
  • If at any time you need immediate assistance, go to the Ticketing Desk or speak to a staff member

Best Times to Visit

Anytime is a great time to visit us. However, if you visit us after 1:00 pm on weekdays during the school year, you’re likely to find our facility less crowded than you would earlier in the day. That’s because school groups that are visiting us typically depart by that time.

Lost & Found

The Long Island Aquarium maintains a Lost & Found in the Guest Service’s Office at the Main Entrance. If you need to contact the Lost & Found regarding a missing item, please call 631.208.9200, ext. 103/108.

Disability Access

The Aquarium is fully accessible to visitors with disabilities.

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Daily Events

2:30 pm
Sea Lion Presentation @ Sea Lion Coliseum More
2:45 pm
Sea Lion Selfies
3:00 pm
Shark Habitat Talk (Su, Tu, W, F) and/or Feed (M, Th, Sa) @ Shark Tunnel / Mezzanine
3:30 pm
Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat @ Dock Behind Eye Opener
4:00 pm
Sea Lion Presentation @ Sea Lion Coliseum
10:15 am
Penguin Talk & Feed Session @ Penguin Pavilion
10:30 am
Sea Lion Presentation @ Sea Lion Coliseum More
11:00 am
Seal Training & Feed Session @ Seal Habitat More
11:00 am
Stingray Feed & Lecture @ Ray Bay
11:30 am
Lagoon Lecture @ Lagoon Bridge
12:30 pm
Sea Lion Presentation @ Sea Lion Coliseum More
12:45 pm
Sea Lion Selfies More
1:00 pm
Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat @ Dock Behind Eye Opener More
1:00 pm
Bug Encounter @ Butterflies, Bugs & Bees Habitat More
1:00 pm
River Otter Lecture @ Otter Falls
1:15 pm
Penguin Selfies (M-F) @ Penguin Pavilion More
1:30 pm
Feature Feeding @ Main Aquarium
2:00 pm
Penguin Talk & Feed Session @ Penguin Pavilion
2:00 pm
Seal Training & Feed Session @ Seal Habitat
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays Only
Additional fee limited availability