Porcupine Connection

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

Get an up-close look at one of our Prehensile Tail Porcupine, 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)*

 

>> 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 this adventure is on hold until further notice.

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)*

>> Click 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 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: The Seal Encounter is currently Unavailable for the Season.  This adventure will become available in April.
Thursdays – 10:30am
Session = 1.5hr (approx.)

Price
$125.00
(Aquarium Members: $112.50)*

 

 

 

 

 

>> 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

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

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 (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.)

Price
$125.00
(Aquarium Members: $112.50)*

>> 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, 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!

Penguin Selfie

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

You know you love them, now have a souvenir photo taken with one of our African Penguins! Penguin Selfies is a great opportunity for those who are too young for our Penguin Encounter program, or if you just want a quick visit and photo with one of our favorite feathered friends. Makes a great holiday or milestone photo!

· Maximum of two guests per photo

· Children under 5 MUST be accompanied by an adult

· This is a “Hands Off” experience, you will not be permitted to touch the penguin

· No personal photos permitted

Pricing

$17 Emailed photo

Sea Lion Selfie

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

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.

Sessions
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.

E-mailed Photo $17

Limited availability; during your visit please visit ticketing circle or photo booth to purchase your kiss! All prices plus tax.

Penguin Encounter

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

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

Now you can find out with Penguin Encounter, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, 45-minutes of  interactive opportunities to have a close up encounter with an African penguin. Also learn how our animal experts care for these playful birds.

Experience the inner workings of the Penguin Pavilion* Exhibit and learn how the staff cares for the exhibit’s current residents. And then enter Penguin Pre-school where you will meet one of the Aquarium’s newest arrivals and stars of the Encounter – one of three penguin chicks that will waddle, swim, and even shake its tail feathers! After this unforgettable interaction, photos are allowed to capture this unique meet-and-greet moment forever.

AfricanPenguin

Pricing

$55.00 (Aquarium Members: $50.00)*
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.

>> Click 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.