• 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.
This Encounter is Closed for the Season. Please check back in the spring.
(Aquarium Members: $36)*
*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!
We’re proud to announce we have received accreditation by the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums.
AMMPA accredited facilities are recognized as the Gold Standard throughout the world, for zoological parks and aquariums with marine mammals. This accreditation recognizes our dedication to the highest standards of animal care, state of the art veterinary practices, exceptional welfare practices, conservation and education.
Getting this endorsement was a rigorous two-year process that consisted of compiling information, submitting a thorough and complex application, followed by an intensive inspection of the our facility and staff. Candyce Paparo, Director of Animal Training said “It’s very exciting to be considered among the top marine mammal facilities in the world and to finally get this team the recognition it deserves for being some of the best professional animal specialists in the world as well!
Want to know what a stingray or shark feels like? Ray Bay exhibit at Long Island Aquarium is the place to find out! You can touch southern stingrays (Dasyatis americana), cownose rays (Rhinoptera bonasus) and Atlantic stingrays (Dasyatis sabina)! For a small fee, you can even feed these large, beautiful animals. But hurry in to feed the rays soon as their food portioned out and there is a limit to how much they can eat each day!
Ray Bay is also home to white-spotted bamboo sharks (Chiloscyllium plagiosum), slender bottom-dwellers that live in the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Indonesia, and Thailand to India. Make sure to check out the sting rays as soon as you come in.
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