The Long Island Aquarium Society, Inc. (LIAS) is Long Island’s oldest aquarium club. We meet monthly and on special occasions to share ideas and encourage breeding, showing and exchanging of fresh and salt water aquatic life.

The membership is made up of men, women and children of all ages and levels of experience. Included are nationally renowned individuals who are eager to share their experience and expertise in all aspects of aquarium and fish management.  To find out about membership, contact

We welcome visitors (including young people), and we’d love to have you join us! We meet on the 3rd Friday of each month (except July and August). Check for meeting time, location and topic. A typical meeting begins with a talk by an expert on some aspect of aquariums. We then break for snacks, coffee and chatting about fish. This is a great time to meet new people who share your interest. We continue with raffles and an auction of fish, plants and other creatures. Other events include an annual ocean seining outing to catch tropical wanderers.  To join LIAS, contact

Please note, we are NOT the Long Island Aquarium.  LIAS existed before that commercial aquarium, which was previously known as Atlantis.  The Long Island Aquarium can be found here:

We’d love to meet you and learn about your interests in this wonderful hobby.  To find out about becoming a LIAS member, contact