L.I. Aquarium offers free admission for Riverhead residents

AQUARIUM COURTESY PHOTO | A harbor seal at the aquarium before the 2011 AFC championship.

Throughout November, the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center is offering free admission on Fridays for all Riverhead Town residents.

Thanksgiving Day will also be free for town residents

There are five Fridays in November.

“We want to acknowledge and express gratitude to our hometown,” said aquarium owner Joe Petrocelli. “Offering free admission is just a small way of saying ‘thank you’ for the past 12 years.”

The special no-cost aquarium admission rate applies to Town of Riverhead residents only, aquarium officials said.

Visitors must show proof of residency upon entry, and must reside in one of the following hamlets: Riverhead, Jamesport, Aquebogue, Baiting Hallow, Northville, and parts of Laurel, Manorville, Calverton and Wading River.

For more information, please call 631.208.9200, ext. 426).