Long Island Zoos, Aquariums and Nature Centers
Atlantis Marine World
431 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
Price: Adults $17.50; children, seniors $15.50
About: Located along the Peconic River, Atlantis Marine World features more than 100 exhibits and interactive experiences. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. year-round (closed December 25).
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
1660 Route 25A
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Price: Adults $5; children, seniors $3
About: Largest collection of New York State fresh water turtle, fish and amphibians housed in two buildings and outdoor ponds. Reservations necessary for group tours, individuals are supplied with self-guided tour sheets.
International Fauna Society
213 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
Price: $9 adults, $7 children and seniors
About: The Serpentarium is a live reptile exhibit located in Downtown Riverhead. Come encounter huge lizards, giant snakes, amazing frogs and more! Live animal presentations throughout the day. Open 7 days from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sweetbriar Nature Center
62 Eckernkamp Drive
Smithtown, NY 11725
(631) 979 6344
Price: Adults $3; children and seniors $1
About: 54 Acres with hiking trails along the Nissequogue River. Butterfly House with over 250 butterflies from June- October. Unreleasable Birds of Prey on display. Beautiful garden maintained by volunteers.
Long Island Game Farm
Chapman Blvd, Manorville
Price: Off-Season: Ages 3 - 11, $11.95, adults $13.95, seniors $11.95 (plus tax)
Summer Season: Ages 3 - 11, $15.45, adults $17.45, seniors $15.45
Includes main stage show.
Animal Farm Petting Zoo
296 Wading River Road
Manorville, NY 11949
Price: $13.50 – adults; $11.50 – children, seniors
About: Exotics, reptiles, wildlife, farm animals and babies. Pony rides, train rides, musical puppet show & creature encounters show. See, feed and pet the animals. Large selection of rare and unusual birds, monkeys, Ilamas, reptiles and other exotic animals. Open April – October. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends.