• 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 (details to come).
When working with animals, they call the shots. Each encounter is unique and may contain different elements.
Day/Times – The Sea Lion Encounter is currently Unavailable for the Season. This adventure will become available in April.
Sundays / 10:15am
Session = 1.5hr (approx.)
(Aquarium Members: $112.50)*
*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!
Long Island Aquarium’s Sea Lion Coliseum is the place to go to appreciate the grace, playfulness, and intelligence of the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) in our Sea Lion Show.
Sea lions, which get their name from their loud roars, barks, and honks, put on a fascinating show whenever they are in the water! Just look through the underwater viewing windows of our Sea Lion Coliseum inside the aquarium to marvel at these graceful swimmers!
There’s an even better performance waiting for you outside! Long Island Aquarium’s expert mammal trainers put on a daily Sea Lion Show. It’s your opportunity to watch the Aquarium’s talented sea lions – Java, Bunker and Nila – demonstrate a variety of impressive behaviors!
Please Note: The Show is FREE to attend but you must reserve your spot.
The next time you’re here, don’t miss an opportunity for a unique encounter you’ll never forget – a sea lion selfie (and keepsake photo!) 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, kisses 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.
Summer: Daily at 1:00pm and 2:45pm
All other times: Weekends and Holidays at 1:00pm and 2:45pm.
Tickets are available for purchase within the Aquarium.
Limited availability; during your visit please visit ticketing circle or photo booth to purchase your kiss! All prices plus tax.