As of May 19, vaccinated guests may visit without a mask. All unvaccinated guests must continue to wear a mask. If you are purchasing an Animal Encounter or Adventure, you must show proof of vaccine or must wear a mask during the encounter/adventure.
• 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.
Available from July through September
Sundays at 10am
Session = 1.5hr (approx.)
$150* (Aquarium Members: $135)*
Ask about our Photo Option!
*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!
Covid Update: Vaccinated guests do not have to wear a mask. Unvaccinated guests must continue to wear a mask the entire duration of the sea lion show and to be socially distant from other guests. Seats are first come first serve, so please arrive early.
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, Nila and Lucy – demonstrate a variety of impressive behaviors!
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.
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. Up to 2 people per turn.
Available daily at 12:45pm and on weekends and holidays at 2:45pm
$20 Emailed photo (one or two people per photo)
Limited availability. All prices plus tax.