Five L.I. Aquarium programs you should check out

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Here’s five events and programs being hosted at the Long Island Aquarium next month that we think your family might be interested in: 

Children’s Programs: Living Seashore
$60 for series or $15 per class

Ages 2-3
April 2, 9, 23 and 30
9:15 a.m. or 3:15 p.m.

Ages 3-5
April 3, 10, 24 and May 1
9:15 a.m. or 3:15 p.m.

You’re never too young to learn about the many fascinating creatures that live under and above the sea. Explore the aquarium with hands-on activities, stories, songs, crafts, and live animal encounters.

Reservations required – call 631-208-9200, ext. 426

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Trainer Program
$155 includes admission (Members: $140)
Saturdays from April through September
First Session: 10:15 a.m.
Second Session: 2 p.m.

Learn how we train the aquarium’s animals and what it takes to work with seals and sea lions with their Trainer Program. Go behind the scenes with Marine Mammal staff and into the seal exhibit, participate in a seal training session, help prepare food, attend the Sea Lion Show and seal it all off with a Sea Lion Kiss.

Reservations required – call 631-208-9200, ext. 426

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Penguin Egg Hunt
Free with admission
Saturday, April 19
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Share the egg-citement at the aquarium’s annual Egg Hunt, which offers plenty of  prizes, including a free birthday party, Family Fun Center vouchers, Tour Boat tickets and rides on both the Discovery Tower and Submarine Simulator.

Call 631-208-9200, ext. 426 for more details

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Penguin Brunch
$39.95 (Members: $29.95) for children 3-12 and Seniors 62+
$42.95 (Members: $34.95) for adults
Free for children 2 and under
Saturday, April 19
10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

Celebrate the spring season at the annual Penguin Brunch. Enjoy a buffet breakfast in the waterfront Sea Star Ballroom, the chance to make a special take-home holiday craft, and then leave time to enjoy the Aquarium.

Reservations required – call 631-208-9200, ext. 426

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Family Sleepovers: Penguins and Pajamas
$64.95 (Aquarium Members: $49.95) for anyone over 2 years old
Free for children 2 and under
Wednesday, April 16 from 6 p.m.  to 7 a.m.

Celebrate the birthdays of two of the aquarium’s penguins with an overnight sleepover. Interact with these birds during this activity-filled overnight adventure where you’ll get up close and personal with the penguins in an encounter like no other, take part in hands-on crafts, and learn a penguin dance. Dinner and birthday cake is served and the film “Happy Feet” will be screened.

Reservations required – call 631-208-9200, ext. 426