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Atlantis Marine World Riverhead

Where is it at?

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Atlantis Marine World
431 East Main Street
Riverhead
NY
11901
Tel: 631 208 9200

Directions

From the Long Island Expressway (I-495): Take the LIE east to Exit 71 (Route 24). Make a right onto route 94/24 and continue east for approximately 3-1/2 miles. At the traffic circle, travel three-quarters of the way around and make a right onto Peconic Avenue. Travel to Main Street and make a right. Atlantis Marine World is located on the south side at 431 East Main Street. Follow signs to Atlantis Marine World parking.

Where are we going today?

There's a world of adventure to see - and explore - all waiting for you at Atlantis Marine World, now known as Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center. Dive with sharks, snorkel with rays, pop in on some penguins and work your way around the interactive exhibits and kids' features. The adventures never stop at Atlantis Marine World!

Located along the Peconic River, Atlantis Marine World features more than 100 exhibits and interactive experiences, including Shark Dive, the 120,000-gallon Lost City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit, one of North America's largest all-living Coral Reef displays, Penguin Pavilion, Ray Bay, Snorkel Adventure, daily Sea Lion Shows, Atlantis Explorer tour boat adventure, Interactive Salt Marsh, Trainer Program, North American River Otters, and the archaeological dig site, Unearthing Atlantis.

Also: Social and Corporate Catered Affairs including team-building programs, Sleepovers, Birthday Parties, Adventure Days, Family Fun Center, Cafe, Scoops Ice Cream and Candy. There's so much to see, do, and explore - all at Atlantis Marine World! On Main Street in Riverhead.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$22.50
  • Children$19.50
  • Free Under: 2 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Open 10am to 5pm year-round (closed December 25).

Teachers corner

Educational programs available and field trips welcomed..

I'm Hungry!

Atlantis Cafe, Sea Lion Snacks, Scoops Ice Cream and Candy..

Doing our bit

Long Island Aquarium is also home to the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, New York State’s only authorized marine mammal and sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation center..

Need a little extra help?

Disabled access available, contact for information pre visit..

Can I get one of those?

City Treasures Gift Shop available for souvenirs..

What people are saying?

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    What a great experience and fun time we had. I took my niece and nephew a few weeks ago and spent the entire day!! We especially loved the butterfly exhibit and were surprised to see all the creatures that lived there. The outdoor water views were amazing. We are now members. Well worth it:) Looking forward to going back

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    It was honestly depressing & overpriced. First off the "exhibits" are extremely small for the animals they hold. The monkeys were pacing back and forth in their "exhibit" ( more like cage). The monkeys were also glued to the top corners of the "exhibit" looking out from the fence holes. The front of the aquarium before you walk in, holds a couple of seals that is also a way too small exhibit. The sloth "exhibit" is extremely small with two other porcupines cramped in there.The aquarium itself can be seen all under probably an hour, which is why...Read More

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    If you're going to it thinking it will be a big place like the natural history museum in the city then you'll be very disappointed. It took about an hour to walk around the entire place and see everything.

    Food court was subpar as my burger was burnt to a crisp. School cafeteria lunches are better. Overpriced too.

    The best parts of the entire place were the shark tank, feeding the stingrays, and the sea lion show. Everything else was tiny and barely present.

    If you're thinking about going, do this instead, take the train to nyc and go to...Read More

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    My wife and I were staying in Southampton following a week long holiday in Manhattan (We're from Northern Ireland). We stopped off at this aquarium on one of our days touring the North Fork and I'm very glad we did.

    My wife, who normally hates being dragged to museums etc., thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We spent around 2 hours exploring the various exhibits, learning from the employees and simply relaxing.

    Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

    I can only imagine the negative reviews are from people who a) expected too much or b) don't...Read More

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    the aquarium is beautiful with lots of things to do, we all loved the salt marsh (free) and the butterflies (extra). I am not sure if others on this list go to the bronx zoo or ny aquarium but you have to pay to park at those facilities and it costs about the same to get in any recreational place. there are tanks where the kids can touch animals and wonderful shows. If you enjoy animals it is a must see on Long Island

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by kimberly V

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It was honestly depressing & overpriced. First off the "exhibits" are extremely small for the animals they hold. The monkeys were pacing back and forth in their "exhibit" ( more like cage). The monkeys were also glued to the top corners of the "exhibit" looking out from the fence holes. The front of the aquarium before you walk in, holds a couple of seals that is also a way too small exhibit. The sloth "exhibit" is extremely small with two other porcupines cramped in there.The aquarium itself can be seen all under probably an hour, which is why I believe it's way too overpriced, and they also have a bunch of other over priced add ons like feeding this & that.

by V Franc

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If you're going to it thinking it will be a big place like the natural history museum in the city then you'll be very disappointed. It took about an hour to walk around the entire place and see everything.

Food court was subpar as my burger was burnt to a crisp. School cafeteria lunches are better. Overpriced too.

The best parts of the entire place were the shark tank, feeding the stingrays, and the sea lion show. Everything else was tiny and barely present.

If you're thinking about going, do this instead, take the train to nyc and go to a museum there. It'll cost you about the same price and you'll get more for your money.

by Colin Tuff

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My wife and I were staying in Southampton following a week long holiday in Manhattan (We're from Northern Ireland). We stopped off at this aquarium on one of our days touring the North Fork and I'm very glad we did.

My wife, who normally hates being dragged to museums etc., thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We spent around 2 hours exploring the various exhibits, learning from the employees and simply relaxing.

Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

I can only imagine the negative reviews are from people who a) expected too much or b) don't have any particular interest in sea life or animals.

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