Today's Idea
Sunday, October 14, 2018

Think Pink Weekend

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get to Long Island Aquarium this fall, here’s a good one – a chance to support breast cancer survivors, including a very special non-human one: Jelly the River Otter, whose successfully overcame the disease herself. And if you wear pink, you’ll get 20% off admission.

Jelly is one of the Aquarium’s most popular residents, but is hardly all there is to see here.  There are regular sea lion shows, a stingray touch tank, and everything from alligators to a giant octopus – to say nothing of butterflies, bugs and birds, which go beyond the expected aquarium fare. Tickets (without the discount) run 29.50 for adults 13 and over; 25.50 for seniors 62+; and 22.50 for kids (3-12).  You can add on other fun things – from behind-the-scene tours ($5) to shark dives ($165), but that’s for another time.  Hours are 10-5.

The Long Island Aquarium sits right by the water, as part of a complex than includes a Hyatt Place (Hyatt Place Long Island/East End) and Treasure Trove Resort Marina, plus the Seaside Grill, so it makes it easy to linger for longer.