Your Friends Will Have Fun At Atlantis Marine World

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Atlantis is not just an ancient legendary lost continent. Atlantis Marine World is the only Public Aquarium on Long Island. Just ten years old, itself, this unique aquarium is an especially kid-friendly place to visit.

This is a place where kids and their parents will find educational experiences that are fun and exciting. Lots of hands on activities and adventures spark imaginations. There are opportunities to dive among sharks, snorkel in a tropical lagoon and pet a stingray.

Children as young as 2-3 years can participate in Mommy and Me programs. Tiny tots will be introduced to fascinating life forms that live in and on the ocean. Stories, music, crafts and a variety of hands-on activities will keep curious minds and active little hands busy and interested.

Older children are offered a wealth of age appropriate activities inside the Aquarium as well as outdoors. Sleepover nights are a big favorite for groups of twenty or more. Activities include a guided tour and talk, crafts, and fish feeding. Kids dine on pizza and wake to muffins and bagels.

A variety of camps and outdoor programs are also available. Kids hike or boat through a variety of ecosystems. 9-14 year olds can participate in the Scientist for a Day program. They will collect and record data using the same methods and equipment that real scientists use.

But Long Island’s Marine World is not just for kids. Adults will be equally intrigued by the many fascinating and informative exhibits. There are also special walking and canoeing tours for adults that focus on particular plants, animals and habitats.

In warm weather the Atlantis tour boat offers a Saturday night cruise on the Peconic river with wine and cheese. The aquarium is a fabulous venue for weddings and other social and corporate events. A variety of catering options are available.

The aquarium also houses an active rescue center run by a not-for-profit foundation. Their mission is to rescue and rehabilitate injured or sick endangered animals such as whales, dolphins and sea turtles. Visitors can visit the hospital and see recovering creatures being prepared to return to the wild.

Tired visitors who have put in a long day will be happy to know that the the Courtyard by Marriott Long Island MacArthur Airport hotel is less than half an hour away. This is a great place for members of the wedding party. People attending a corporate event at the Aquarium will find everything they need for business and pleasure.

Smoke-free guest rooms have spacious bathrooms. Bedding is plushy. In-room work space is convenient and flexible and has free WiFi.

Visitors can work out in the fitness center or relax in the indoor swimming pool. Guests are also offered free passes to World Gym. Limo service is available as well as free shuttle service to the air port and rail road station.

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