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Aquarium of Niagara Niagara Falls

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Aquarium of Niagara
701 Whirlpool Street
Niagara Falls
NY
14301
Tel: 716 285 3575

Where are we going today?

If you're curious about what's underneath the ocean, you don't have to even get wet to see the amazing creatures that reside there!

The Aquarium of Niagara is a wonderful experience for the family where you can explore the wonders of the ocean - it's pretty amazing! There are a number of creatures that call the Aquarium home, including cute sea stars, curious penguins, and colorful fishes - both saltwater and freshwater. 

You may even see some pretty unusual creatures such as the sea horse!

The Aquarium of Niagara isn't just a fun experience for the family, but it's also an incredible learning experience, especially for kids. There are wonderful walk through opportunities where you can be fascinated and educated, with panels and fun facts on everything that you are seeing.

In addition, there are also fascinating behind the scenes tours, animal feedings, and training sessions! Have you ever seen a Sea Lion get trained? Just visit the show! Have you ever wondered what it takes to run such a place as an aquarium? Take part in the Behind The Scenes tour!

You can even experience unforgettable encounters with sea lions and penguins too. Now that's not something you get to see everyday!

You might even be able to feed and touch them too!

So for that underwater adventure that you won't forget, head to the Aquarium of Niagara!

Oh I do like to be....under the sea!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$13
  • Children$9
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

9am to 5pm daily. Last admission 4:30pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Teachers corner

They offer reduced rates for schools, so make sure you book in advance! There are great experiences for the students to enjoy, including touch tank lessons, and marine mammal shows. .

Any Top Tips?

They hold seasonal special events at times like Halloween so keep an eye out for the next one for an extra splash of fun..

Doing our bit

The aquarium really look after all who cal lit home, and have the best interest of the creatures, and the ocean, at heart. .

Need a little extra help?

The Aquarium of Niagara is handicap accessible. Their handicap lot is shared with the staff lot at the back of the building. Please drive through the main lot and turn right. The handicap/staff lot will be just past the building. There is a ramp and a door bell. Inside they have an elevator to take you to the second level..

Can I get one of those?

There are a host of marine memorabilia, gifts and souvenirs at the gift shop! Bring that pocket money because you will love those cute stuffed animals among other things!.

More information

There are reduced hours on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve. Parking is also free every day!.

What people are saying?

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    Small aquarium with a nicely assembled collection of regional fish (the lake sturgeon were huge) and other global marine specimens of interest including sharks, penguins, sea horses, an axolotl, and a stunning dragon fish. Great for kids, the sea lion show was very entertaining. A lot of effort has been put into making the displays informative, and the small size keeps it approachable. Really enjoyed our visit, took our family of four with two kids 12 and under about 1-1/2 hours to work through it and see the show. Located right across the street...Read More

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    Small but nice aquiarum.

    It is small compared to other Aquariums, but that is also one of its better qualities.. I'll be looking forward to the updates and renovations in the middle of 2014.

    So, if you are expecting the Georgia Aquarium or even the New England Aquarium, you aren't getting something that size. What you ARE getting is a nice place to spend a couple of hours, with a pretty good amount of things to see, and , most importantly, an attraction that is easy to get around in for little kids or people with issues that make huge attractions...Read More

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    Awesome experience, needs more sea creatures but other than that i loved it.

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    We were here on a one night stay over to see another show on the Canadian side of the falls. We don’t venture over to the US side very often, but decided to check out what was over there. This place is definitely tucked in out of the way, and you would never know that it was there unless you went looking for it but we were glad we did. When we first arrived, it just happened to be time for the harbour seal presentation just outside the front door. There is not a lot of interactive stuff going on, but lots to see and read. Learned a lot of...Read More

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    We spent an hour or so there while we were visiting Niagara Falls - it was part of the discovery pass. I had looked it up online before we went, so I knew it wasn't a huge place, and I prepared my kids in advance. My sons ages 11 and 13 have seen any aquariums before, this certainly is on the small side, but they do a lot with what they have, and they seem to care a great deal for their animals. My sons love animals, so they were happy to see any animals while we were there - we loved the personal stories behind many of the animals, especially the...Read More

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by Shaun Hick

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Small aquarium with a nicely assembled collection of regional fish (the lake sturgeon were huge) and other global marine specimens of interest including sharks, penguins, sea horses, an axolotl, and a stunning dragon fish. Great for kids, the sea lion show was very entertaining. A lot of effort has been put into making the displays informative, and the small size keeps it approachable. Really enjoyed our visit, took our family of four with two kids 12 and under about 1-1/2 hours to work through it and see the show. Located right across the street from the Discovery Center and part of the Discovery Pass, well worth the time.

by Mike Dombrowski

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Small but nice aquiarum.

It is small compared to other Aquariums, but that is also one of its better qualities.. I'll be looking forward to the updates and renovations in the middle of 2014.

So, if you are expecting the Georgia Aquarium or even the New England Aquarium, you aren't getting something that size. What you ARE getting is a nice place to spend a couple of hours, with a pretty good amount of things to see, and , most importantly, an attraction that is easy to get around in for little kids or people with issues that make huge attractions a chore.

by Tom Westlake

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We were here on a one night stay over to see another show on the Canadian side of the falls. We don’t venture over to the US side very often, but decided to check out what was over there. This place is definitely tucked in out of the way, and you would never know that it was there unless you went looking for it but we were glad we did. When we first arrived, it just happened to be time for the harbour seal presentation just outside the front door. There is not a lot of interactive stuff going on, but lots to see and read. Learned a lot of new stuff, and we were also able to take in the sea lion presentation as well which was a blast. For what you pay compared to Marine Land this was way more worth it, even if it was a museum and not an amusement park. The fact that we paid half price made it even that much more enjoyable as we were there for almost 3 hours. My personal favourite exhibit was the poison dart frogs, which look so small and harmless with their colors but their ability to kill is amazing. Would definitely recommend this to people, but the earlier you get there the better as later in the afternoon it did start to get quite busy. We had to leave when some gentleman could not control his screaming child, for almost 10 minutes my ears just could not take it anymore. Although I didn’t get to take advantage of it, I thought the walking audio tour which only required a cellphone would have been quite interesting.

by Mich Spad

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We spent an hour or so there while we were visiting Niagara Falls - it was part of the discovery pass. I had looked it up online before we went, so I knew it wasn't a huge place, and I prepared my kids in advance. My sons ages 11 and 13 have seen any aquariums before, this certainly is on the small side, but they do a lot with what they have, and they seem to care a great deal for their animals. My sons love animals, so they were happy to see any animals while we were there - we loved the personal stories behind many of the animals, especially the seals. The exhibits are nice, and the magic show that we thought would be tacky was actually pretty good!

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