Shark Keeper

Get up close and very personal with the Aquarium’s largest exhibit and its biggest predators with the new Shark Keeper Program! Each participant will prepare to feed the sharks and other fishes in the 120,000-gallon Lost City of Atlantis Exhibit. Then, they’ll get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to pole feed our sand tiger sharks! Participants also experience a tour of other behind-the-scenes animal care work areas and take home a real-life shark tooth.

Program Includes:

  • Souvenir shark tooth from Lost City of Atlantis Exhibit

Greeting from Educator
  • Educational Program: Misconceptions about sharks, biology, pictures, shark tooth comparisons, animal overview, what to expect during the experience
  • Behind-the-scenes food prep
  • Brief overview of Safety and Policies

Keeper Schedule:

Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. 
Session: 3:40pm
Length: 60 minutes

Please note: This program is on hiatus from September through December – it is shark mating season and the sharks eating habits diminish during this time.

All participants must be 16+. Each participant must complete a waiver.


$50.00, plus Admission (Members: $45.00). Space is currently limited to three participants per scheduled session.

Phone: 631.208.9200, ext. 426

>> Click to Download the Waiver (18+)<<

>> Click to Download the Waiver (For Minors Under 18)<<

Guests with Special Needs:

Long Island Aquarium  makes every effort to accommodate guests with special needs. Please be aware that to participate in this program, guests must be able to navigate the animal habitat spaces with minimal assistance, and must be able to understand and take direction in English from staff members. To ensure the best experience, please contact the Call Center at 631.208.9200, ext. 426 to discuss your individual needs and to reserve your encounter.

There is a 72-hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations made within 72 hours will cannot receive a refund (credit will be issued). No-shows cannot receive a refund or rescheduled. Guests arriving late (after the required program check-in time) will not be permitted to participate in the program and will not be refunded or rescheduled. We encourage guests to arrive at the Aquarium with plenty of time to park, enter, and check into the program. Adventurers should report to the Main Entrance at least ten (10) minutes prior to their session. The sessions will begin promptly at the scheduled time. Please plan accordingly.

To change your reservation, please contact the Reservations Team at 631.208.9200, ext. 426.

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