Shark Week Returns at Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead

Great White Shark
Great White Shark, Photo: Pterantula (Terry Goss) at en.wikipedia

If watching Sharknado or NBC Sports Shark Hunters left you hungry for more, bite into Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center’s Shark Week(s). This celebration of all things shark started on Monday, August 5 to coincide with Discovery Channel’s Shark Week programming and will continue through Friday, August 16.

“Shark Week is an annual rite of summer,” said curator Joseph Yaiullo. “So what better way to celebrate it with than a fun-filled visit to our shark-infested aquarium?”

During the two-week event, shark fans will be treated to a frenzy of fun, including interactive games and scavenger hunts, question-and-answer sessions with shark experts and daily behind-the-scenes tours allowing guests access to see sharks from the top of their tank. If that wasn’t enough, the aquarium is offering Shark Dive, a shark tank scuba experience, and shark feeding in their brand-new and unforgettable Shark Keeper program. There’s even a very special Aquarium-only admission discount when you show your Shark Week Spirit, available for download on Facebook only.

Visit (or scroll down) for a complete schedule of all Shark Week events, and don’t forget to check Facebook for special offers and updates.

The Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center (431 East Main Street, Riverhead) features one of the largest all-living coral reef displays in this hemisphere, a 120,000-gallon shark tank, year-round sea lion shows, numerous touch tanks, and more than 100 exhibits and interactive experiences, including Shark Dive, Pirate Snorkel Adventure, Atlantis Explorer Tour Boat, and Sea Lion Kiss.

LIA & EC is also the home of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, New York’s only authorized marine mammal and sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation center, and the 120-slip transient marina, Treasure Cove Resort Marina.

Call 631-208-9200 for more info.

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