Porcupine Connection

Due to COVID-19 all participants MUST wear a mask.

To safely maintain appropriate social distancing during this encounter, it is only available for one friend or family group (of up to 4 people).  To reserve your family/friend group, call 631.208.9200 ext. 426. Must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance.

 

Get an up-close look at one of our Prehensile Tail Porcupines, Alex or Prickles!

• Learn about our porcupines and how we care for them from the experts.
• All participants must be age 10 and over. Children age 12 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult.
• Handheld camera permitted, but must be silent (no shutter sound), and no long lenses.
Please be aware that these animals are being fed nuts during this encounter. If you choose to do this encounter and have a nut allergy please call our reservations department and let them know.

When working with animals, they call the shots. Each encounter is unique and may contain different elements.

Day/Times
Wednesdays @ 11am
Session = 30 minutes (approx.)

Price
$40.00
(Aquarium Members: $36)*
To Book this encounter, call 631.208.9200, ext. 426.

>> Click to Download the Waiver<<

*Must be 10 years or older and reserved 24 hours in advance. All participants must complete waiver prior to adventure. Aquarium admission is not included and is required for the adventure!

Coati Connection

Due to COVID-19 all participants MUST wear a mask for the entire duration of this encounter.

To safely maintain appropriate social distancing during this encounter, it is only available for one friend or family group (of up to 4 people).  To reserve your family/friend group, call 631.208.9200 ext. 426. Must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance.

Come join our Coati Ambassadors as they explore our new Critter Corner encounter room

  • Watch our two energetic Coati brothers interact with their favorite toys, scents, and forage for their favorite food
  •  Get an up close and personal experience while learning about this
    dynamic brother duo
  • All participants must be 10 and over and must be able to follow
    instructions and remain seated for approximately 20 mins.
  • Children age 12 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult.
  • Handheld cameras permitted but no flash photography.
  • Must reserve at least 24 hour in advance.

When working with animals, they call the shots. Each encounter is unique and may contain different elements.

Day/Times
Tuesdays @ 11am
Session = 30 minutes (approx.)

Price
$40.00
(Aquarium Members: $36)*
To Book this encounter, call 631.208.9200, ext. 426.

>> Click HERE to Download the Waiver<<

*Must be 12 years or older and reserved 24 hours in advance. All participants must complete waiver prior to adventure. Aquarium admission is not included and is required for the adventure!

Painting with Pinnipeds

Due to COVID-19 this adventure is on hold until further notice.

Create a masterpiece!

Paint with a Pinniped

Create a Custom Canvas with our Sea Lions during Painting with Pinnipeds!

Learn all about the stars of our Sea Lion presentations and participate in a show!

• Learn about these playful animals, why they are so important to us and learn about enrichment activities.
• Find out why and how the sea lions paint, about the materials used, select your paint colors and get a briefing
on the experience.
• At the end of the session, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind painting completed by a California Sea Lion!

When working with animals, they call the shots. Each encounter is unique and may contain different elements.

Price $50 (Aquarium Members: $45)*

Dates & Tines:
Sundays @ 3:45pm
Mondays @ 10:30am
Session = 30 minutes (approx.)

>> Click to Download the Waiver<<

Pinniped Encounter Rules

  • SEAL ENCOUNTER: Guests must have the ability to go up and down steps and uneven surfaces. Unfortunately, guests in wheelchairs cannot be accommodated.
  • SEA LION ENCOUNTER: Guests in wheelchairs can be accommodated, please notify staff at the time of reservation.
  • To ensure the safety of our animals, personal cameras (including those in cell phones or other electronic devices) cannot be used during your animal program.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 24-hours prior to the reserved program. Payment is required at the time of booking.
  • We go rain or shine! No refunds for bad weather unless Long Island Aquarium cancels the excursion.
  • No refunds will be issued for guests that do not meet the program requirements for age, physical fitness, or who violate company policies.
  • Long Island Aquarium reserves the right, under certain circumstances, to omit specific behaviors or interactions from the program.
  • Participants must not have contact with any wild marine mammal within 48 hours of participation to avoid disease transmission to our animals.
  • Long Island Aquarium reserves the right to refuse service to any guest under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drugs.
  • Participants must be able to understand basic instructions in English in order to safely participate.
  • No flip flops, open back, open toe, or high heeled shoes. Sneakers are recommended. Please be advised that feet may get wet.
  • Participants should be willing to participate in the program and be comfortable with interacting with a live animal.
  • Follow directions at all times.
  • No food or drink in animal areas.
  • Do not feed the sea lions until instructed.
  • No chewing gum.
  • Do not enter animal areas until instructed.
  • No sunglasses or other eyewear unless prescription for vision correction.
  • Watch footing. The beach may have an irregular surface and may be slippery.
  • No strollers will be permitted in the encounter
  • Disinfect hands, as instructed, prior to the program.
  • Do not touch the animal until instructed.
  • Be very careful around the sea lions eyes, ears, and mouth.
  • No sudden movements or yelling.
  • Exit the program area when instructed to do so.

*Must be 10 years or older and reserved 24 hours in advance. All participants must complete waiver prior to adventure. Aquarium admission is not included and is required for the adventure.

This adventure is proudly sponsored by:

Seal Encounter

Seal Encounters run from April through September

Seal it with a kiss!

Seal it with a kiss

Be a Trainer for our Seal Encounter Session!

Our Harbor Seals and Gray Seal are the pride of the Aquarium. Now you can go with our animal caregiver and help with a seal feeding session!

  • Visit the food prep area and help prepare their meal – you’ll learn about the sustainable seafood diet for all of our animals and how you can make similar sustainable seafood choices.
  • Visit the seal habitat and talk with the team about the husbandry behaviors they teach our animals and why.
  • Learn how trainers communicate with our flippered friends.
  • Interact with a seal and even get a kiss!
  • The experience will be captured by our photographer.
  • Purchase the series of photos (details to come).

When working with animals, they call the shots.  Each encounter is unique and may contain different elements.

Day/Times:  Thursdays at 1:30pm
Session = 1.5hr (approx.)

Price
$150*
(Aquarium Members: $135)*

Call 631.208.9200, ext. 426 to purchase

>> Click to Download the Waiver<<

Pinniped Encounter Rules

  • SEAL ENCOUNTER: Guests must have the ability to go up and down steps and uneven surfaces. Unfortunately, guests in wheelchairs cannot be accommodated.
  • SEA LION ENCOUNTER: Guests in wheelchairs can be accommodated, please notify staff at the time of reservation.
  • To ensure the safety of our animals, personal cameras (including those in cell phones or other electronic devices) cannot be used during your animal program.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 24-hours prior to the reserved program. Payment is required at the time of booking.
  • No refunds will be issued for guests that do not meet the program requirements for age, physical fitness, or who violate company policies.
  • We go rain or shine! No refunds for bad weather unless Long Island Aquarium cancels the excursion.
  • Long Island Aquarium reserves the right to refuse service to any guest under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drugs.
  • Participants must be able to understand basic instructions in English in order to safely participate.
  • Long Island Aquarium reserves the right, under certain circumstances, to omit specific behaviors or interactions from the program.
  • Participants must not have contact with any wild marine mammal within 48 hours of participation to avoid disease transmission to our animals.
  • No flip flops, open back, open toe, or high heeled shoes. Sneakers are recommended. Please be advised that feet may get wet.
  • Participants should be willing to participate in the program and be comfortable with interacting with a live animal.
  • Follow directions at all times.
  • No chewing gum.
  • Do not enter animal areas until instructed.
  • No food or drink in animal areas.
  • Do not feed the sea lions until instructed.
  • No sunglasses or other eyewear unless prescription for vision correction.
  • Watch footing. The beach may have an irregular surface and may be slippery.
  • Disinfect hands, as instructed, prior to the program.
  • No strollers will be permitted in the encounter
  • Do not touch the animal until instructed.
  • Be very careful around the sea lions eyes, ears, and mouth.
  • No sudden movements or yelling.
  • Exit the program area when instructed to do so.

*Must be 10 years or older and reserved 24 hours in advance. All participants must complete waiver prior to adventure. Aquarium admission is not included and is required for the adventure!

Sea Lion Encounter

Sea Lion Encounters run from April through September

Learn all about the stars of our Sea Lion show!

Hug from a sea lion

• Talk with one of our animal caregivers and learn about these playful animals, why they are so important to us and how their species are doing in their natural environment.
• Help with set-up for the Sea Lion Show and learn how and why the team trains our animals.
• You’ll discuss positive reinforcement techniques as well as learn about the fish we feed our sea lions and how you can make sustainable seafood options for yourself.
• You’ll have a front row seat at a sea lion show!
• Participate in a training session after the sea lion show. You’ll practice behaviors with the show’s star sea lion, and even throw him or her a fish!
• Get a kiss from a Sea Lion!
• The experience will be captured by our photographer. Purchase the series of photos.

When working with animals, they call the shots. Each encounter is unique and may contain different elements.

Day/Times –
Sundays @ 10am
Session = 1.5hr (approx.)

Price
$150*
(Aquarium Members: $135)*

To reserve, call 631.208.9200, ext. 426

>> Click HERE to Download the Waiver<<

Pinniped Encounter Rules

  • SEAL ENCOUNTER: Guests must have the ability to go up and down steps and uneven surfaces. Unfortunately, guests in wheelchairs cannot be accommodated.
  • SEA LION ENCOUNTER: Guests in wheelchairs can be accommodated, please notify staff at the time of reservation.
  • To ensure the safety of our animals, personal cameras (including those in cell phones or other electronic devices) cannot be used during your animal program.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 24-hours prior to the reserved program. Payment is required at the time of booking.
  • No refunds will be issued for guests that do not meet the program requirements for age, physical fitness, or who violate company policies.
  • We go rain or shine! No refunds for bad weather unless Long Island Aquarium cancels the excursion.
  • Long Island Aquarium reserves the right, under certain circumstances, to omit specific behaviors or interactions from the program.
  • Long Island Aquarium reserves the right to refuse service to any guest under the influence of alcohol or any illegal drugs.
  • Participants must be able to understand basic instructions in English in order to safely participate.
  • Participants must not have contact with any wild marine mammal within 48 hours of participation to avoid disease transmission to our animals.
  • Participants should be willing to participate in the program and be comfortable with interacting with a live animal.
  • No flip flops, open back, open toe, or high heeled shoes. Sneakers are recommended. Please be advised that feet may get wet.
  • Follow directions at all times.
  • Do not enter animal areas until instructed.
  • No food or drink in animal areas.
  • No chewing gum.
  • No strollers will be permitted in the encounter
  • No sunglasses or other eyewear unless prescription for vision correction.
  • Watch footing. The beach may have an irregular surface and may be slippery.
  • Disinfect hands, as instructed, prior to the program.
  • Do not feed the sea lions until instructed.
  • Do not touch the animal until instructed.
  • Be very careful around the sea lions eyes, ears, and mouth.
  • No sudden movements or yelling.
  • Exit the program area when instructed to do so.

*Must be 10 years or older and reserved 24 hours in advance. All participants must complete waiver prior to adventure. Aquarium admission is not included and is required for the adventure!

Sea Lion Selfie

Due to COVID-19 all participant must wear a mask during this adventure.

The next time you’re here, don’t miss an opportunity for a unique encounter you’ll never forget – a sea lion selfie from one of our lovable sea lions, Java.

Please note that due to the nature of this activity, and the behavior/ personalities of individual sea lions, selfies are not guaranteed. Should we fail to satisfactorily afford you this unique opportunity, you will receive a full refund. Those age 7 & older can be photographed by themselves; under 7 must be accompanied by adult (with adult receiving kiss). Up to 2 people per turn.

Sessions
Fall & Winter: Weekends at 12:45pm and 2:45pm

E-mailed Photo $20 (for one or two people per photo)

Buy Now

Limited availability.  All prices plus tax.

Penguin Encounter

Due to COVID-19 you must wear a mask for this adventure. You also will NOT be permitted to pet the penguins at this time.

Ever wonder what it’s like to be up close to a penguin?

Don’t miss our Penguin Encounter! Imagine a close-up meeting with
an African penguin – a 30-minute experience where you
go behind the scenes and learn how our animal experts care for these
playful birds. You’ll see the inner workings of the Penguin Pavilion
exhibit firsthand, and learn how staff cares for the exhibit’s residents.
And the best part, you’ll enter Penguin Preschool and meet the
penguins! Nothing’s cuter than seeing them waddle, swim,
even shake their tail feathers! And you can capture this
incredible moment because photos are permitted!

AfricanPenguinMonday – Fridays at 1:15pm

Pricing

$65. (Aquarium Members: $58.50)* / per person
72-hour cancellation, within 72 hours, no refund – Aquarium credit only.
*Note: General Aquarium Admission  required and cost is separate. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Children under 5 are not permitted and space is limited so, reservations should be made in advance.

Buy Now

>> Click HERE to Download the Waiver<<

*Those 6-12  years old must be accompanied by an adult. This adventure should be reserved 24 hours in advance (to ensure space). All participants must complete waiver prior to adventure. Aquarium admission is not included and is required for the adventure!

Register by phone at 631.208.9200, ext. 426 

Guests will meet at the “Aquatic Adventures Meet Here” sign at the main entrance (next to Turtle Bay) at least 15 minutes prior to Encounter

*The Penguin Pavilion part of the Encounter is NOT handicap accessible. If any member of your party is in a wheelchair, please call us at 631.208.9200, ext. 246 to discuss options.