There is something lurking on the banks of the Peconic River… it’s a Gator Invasion! From June to September, right across from the Ancient Reptile Ruins, the banks of the Peconic River at the Long Island Aquarium are visited by huge American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis).
American alligators can be found throughout the Southeastern and Southern United States. Once listed as endangered due to overhunting and habitat loss, American alligators have become more numerous in recent years.
Long Island Aquarium’s Summer Adventure Days provides hands-on learning and full-on fun for children of all ages during school-year breaks and summer vacation.
Long Island Aquarium’s Summer Adventure Days add interactive excitement to summer vacation. Separate programs provide age-appropriate learning and activities for children ages 2 – 16. Please call for reservations. 631.208.9200, ext. 426
72-hour cancellation, within 72 hours, no refund – Aquarium credit only.
Summer Adventure Days Our Adventure Days programs add interactive excitement to summer vacation. Separate programs provide age-appropriate learning and activities for children ages 2–16.
Sea Squirts (ages 2&3)
Discover the wonders of undersea life with your little “squirts.” Explore the aquarium and find out how they animals blend in with their surroundings. Learn about how other animals camouflage themselves for protection. Craft activity and snack provided each day.
Date – June 28-29 @ 1pm-3pm
$55 members /$65 non-members *Includes 1 parent/guardian
Shark Bait (ages 3&4)
Budding marine scientists will investigate the aquarium using their 5 senses to learn and understand the animals around us. We will explore the different textures, patterns and sounds of each group of animals here at the aquarium, by petting and getting up close to them. Be ready to get wet as we romp through our interactive salt marsh. Craft activity and snack provided each day.
Date – June 28-29 @ 9am-12pm
$65 members/ $75 non-members *includes 1 parent/guardian
Discoverers (ages 4&5)
Ahoy Pirates! We will follow a treasure map and find all sorts of booty along the way. We’ll take to the high seas on the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat, while searching for buried treasure. We’ll meet some common pirate pets and uncover gems and jewels for our treasure chest in this 3-day adventure. Craft activity and snack provided each day.
Date – June 30 – July 2 @ 9am-12pm
$90 members / $100 non-members *includes 1 parent/guardian
Feathers, Waddles & Wings Oh My! (ages 6-8)
This adventure will explore all the animals that fly through the air from butterflies to bats. You’ll meet a penguin, explore our butterfly laboratory, venture down the Peconic River on the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat and see animals in their natural habitats. Learn what our bats’ diet consists of and what to plants will attract butterflies in your own yard.
Two Sessions Available: July 13-17 or August 10-14 @ 9am-2pm
$270 members / $320 non-member
Shark Pups (ages 6-8)
This shark based experience for our younger shark enthusiasts will include, an Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat trip, shark trivia, and shark feeding. Explore the sharks around the aquarium with a fun scavenger hunt and learn about all of our sharks here from egg to adult during our shark themed adventure. Craft activity each day.
Two Sessions Available: July 5-9 or July 26-30 @ 9am-2pm
$270 members $320 non-members
Animal Super heroes (ages 8-10)
POW, BOOM, BAM
How can an octopus turn itself invisible in the blink of an eye? How can a frog grow claws like Wolverine? Explore the aquarium and visit the insect lab and preservatory to discover our many superheroes. Cruise the Peconic River collecting specimens aboard the Tour Boat in this great adventure.
August 2-6 @ 9am-2pm
$290members $340 non-members
Connection to Our Collection (ages 9-11)
There’s a whole world to explore…underwater! Participants will explore all the ins and outs of the aquarium. Take a ride on our Tour Boat. Meet horseshoe crabs, feed stingrays, and seine for fish in local waters. Your child will visit our butterflies, birds and bugs garden while learning how important their roles are in their own backyard.
July 12-16 @ 9am-2pm –
$290 members $340 non-members
Sea Lion Scouts (ages 10-12)
Go behind the scenes and see what it takes to be a marine mammal trainer! Create enrichment toys for our monkeys, watch a porcupine feeding & training session! You’ll take a trip on our Tour Boat, participate in a special training session with an animal ambassador and take a Selfie with a Sea Lion.
Two Sessions Available: July 5-9 or July 19-23 @ 9am-2pm
$310 members $360 non-members
Shark Explorers (ages 9-11)
This experience is Sharktastic! This shark based camp includes watching a shark feeding and shark dissection plus more. Activities and lessons will be based around our very cool shark inhabitants and the prey that they hunt. Learn about all of our sharks, what they eat, myths and their adaptations.
July 26-30 @ 9am-2pm
$290 members $340 non-members
Adventurers (ages 12-14)
Try our some of the most exciting adventures that the aquarium has to offer. Your adventurer will kayak down the Peconic River and climb the rock wall. For the ultimate thrill, end the week with a dive into our 120,000 gallon shark tank! This experience is packed full of thrills and fun for your tween and teen!
Two Sessions Available: July 19-23 or August 2-6 @ 9am-2pm
$360 members $410 non-members
Junior Aquarist (ages 14-16)
Ever wonder what it is like to work at an aquarium? Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes and see what it takes to care for thousands of animals? This program has participants talk to our fish department staff as they fill you in on their cool projects like breeding fish, propagating coral and how they keep all of the tanks running. The junior aquarist will also prepare food for our animals and go on a collecting trip, seining for fish and specimens off-site. Kids will also help set up and learn how to care for an aquarium of their own.
Aug 9-13 @ 9am-2pm
$360 members $410 non-members
Extend the Fun! After care is available from 2pm to 5pm. Pricing: $125 for 1 full week, per child. You must register for after care when you register for camp. First come, first serve.
Please call for reservations. 631.208.9200, ext. 426 72-hour cancellation, within 72 hours, no refund – Aquarium credit only.