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Bats, Barnacles & Broomsticks Halloween Party at the LI Aquarium

Celebrate Halloween aquarium-style at the Long Island Aquarium’s Bats, Barnacles & Broomsticks Halloween Party.

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The Long Island Aquarium, located along the Peconic River in Riverhead, is hosting a Bats, Barnacles & Broomsticks Halloween Party on October 23 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Celebrate the spookiest time of year aquarium-style at this special event featuring:

  • Safe trick or treating
  • Halloween animals
  • Giveaways
  • Vendor tables

All the family-friendly party fun is included with the aquarium admission. Explore indoor and outdoor exhibits such as the Amazon Rainforest, Butterflies, Penguin Pavillion, the Lost City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit, Touch Tank, Otter Falls, Sea Lion Coliseum, Seals, and much more.  

Sea lion and penguin selfies and encounters are also available for an additional charge. 

Aquarium admission tickets are as follows:

Children (3-12) $27.99 per person

Adults (13-61) $39.99 per person

Seniors (62+) $29.99 per person

Children 2 & under Free

“Bouys” and “ghouls” in costume get 50% off admissiion.

The Long Island Aquarium is located at 431 East Main Street in Riverhead. For more information, visit the aquarium’s website or Facebook page or call 631-208-9200 x426. Purchase tickets online or in person at the aquarium.