If you love seals and penguins, then you will love this!
The Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead has great programs, including being a seal trainer for a day.
Here are the things a seal-trainer-for-a-day can do:
- Learn how they train the animals and help Java, one of their sea lions, create a painting that you get to keep.
- Go to the seal exhibit with a trainer.
- Participate in a seal-training session and pet and feed a seal.
- Help prepare food for seals.
- Attend a sea lion show.
- Get a kiss from Java and take home a photo!
- Each trainer receives a T-shirt, certificate of completion, instructions on clicker training and full-day aquarium admission.
This great adventure runs through September, so get there soon. Register 24 hours in advance by calling 631-392-6179, ext. 426, or in person at the aquarium, at 431 E. Main St., Riverhead. Get more information online at longislandaquarium.com