Long Island Aquarium

Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, New York is a great place to visit anytime of the year! This FINtastic destination boasts more than 100 exhibits and interactive experiences, including the lavish gardens of the Butterflies, Bugs & Birds exhibit, Shark Dive, Penguin Encounter, daily sea lion shows, Sleep with the Fishes Adventure, boat tours, and more. A variety of educational programs are available, all customizable and designed with the help and feedback from professional educators. Long Island Aquarium’s full-service catering division, Atlantis Banquets and Events, is available for all of your special event needs.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 10AM-5PM.

School

Students will enjoy a variety of educational programs at Long Island Aquarium. Students can see sea lion shows, dissect fish, observe sharks, participate in an African penguin encounter, and even go behind-the-scenes at the aquarium! Students can also hop aboard the Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat where groups will get up close with marine life from the bay and estuary. Educational programs align with New York State Learning Standards. Advanced reservations are required for field trips. Teachers receive a free field trip planning visit once reservations are made. Overnight experiences are available. Long Island Aquarium can also accommodate your school group’s special events. Whether a senior prom or end-of-the-year award dinner, we can accommodate functions from 20 to 650 guests.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Biology, marine life, animal adaptations, ecosystems, ecology, habitats, estuaries, biodiversity, conservation.

contact info
Name: Colette Ferraro
Email: cferraro@amwny.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-4 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Bring your own, Outdoor seating. Accessible To: PD.

Aquarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

• Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators, and then regrow them, in order to avoid being eaten?

• An electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity (that’s enough to light up 10 light bulbs) to frighten away predators.

• Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain and one eye open to watch for danger.

• No matter how many pieces you cut a sea sponge into each piece will continue living and growing.

• Ocean life can do amazing things to survive. As you visit an aquarium with your students, note the different ways animals defend themselves. Just like a squid, people wouldn’t bother you either if you squirted black ink in their face!

View Lesson Plan>>

Long Island Aquarium

Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead, New York is a great place to visit anytime of the year! This FINtastic destination boasts more than 100 exhibits and interactive experiences, including the lavish gardens of the Butterflies, Bugs & Birds exhibit, Shark Dive, Penguin Encounter, daily sea lion shows, Sleep with the Fishes Adventure, boat tours, and more. A variety of educational programs are available, all customizable and designed with the help and feedback from professional educators. Long Island Aquarium’s full-service catering division, Atlantis Banquets and Events, is available for all of your special event needs.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 10AM-5PM.

Camp

Camp groups will enjoy viewing the various indoor and outdoor exhibits at Long Island Aquarium. Campers will see and learn about marine animals including sharks, fish, seahorses, jellyfish, sea turtles, and other creatures. Overnight experiences are available, which include tours, fish feedings, craft activities, dinner, snacks, and much more. Enjoy lunch with your campers at the Aquarium Café after your field trip or bring lunch to eat in the pavilion or picnic area.

topics covered:
Biology, marine life, animal adaptations, ecosystems, ecology, habitats, estuaries, biodiversity, conservation.

contact info
Name: Colette Ferraro
Email: cferraro@amwny.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 minimum. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3-4 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 10:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase, Bring your own, Outdoor seating. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD

Aquarium Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

• Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators, and then regrow them, in order to avoid being eaten?

• An electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity (that’s enough to light up 10 light bulbs) to frighten away predators.

• Dolphins sleep with one half of the brain and one eye open to watch for danger.

• No matter how many pieces you cut a sea sponge into each piece will continue living and growing.

• Ocean life can do amazing things to survive. As you visit an aquarium with your students, note the different ways animals defend themselves. Just like a squid, people wouldn’t bother you either if you squirted black ink in their face!

View Lesson Plan>>

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