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Aquarium of Niagara

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The "First Inland Oceanarium" features more than 1,500 marine animals including sharks, piranha, California sea lions and the endangered Peruvian penguin.
701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
+1 716-285-3575
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The aquarium featured several informative shows during the day with very active animal participants and knowledgeable handlers/trainers.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small seems to be a popular word choice of other reviewers - so agreed, it is small. Having said that, the aquarium is a lovely facility offering a nice variety of animals to see. Outside are rescue seals who apparently like the cold. And they...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank B_in_Penfield
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s was ok, it’s not very big and the 11 year old was a bit disappointed it wasn’t bigger, but we had a nice time.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 8 January 2019

Greatly enjoyed our visit to the Aquarium of Niagara. We are from Corpus Christi, Texas and have only been to the Texas State Aquarium which is quite large and we love. In comparison the Niagara aquarium is very small but I can say we really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank map7282017
Reviewed 27 December 2018

Very small but charming. We did it as part of package deal so was worth going, but if you pay just for admission to the aquarium it seemed a bit overpriced to me.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TravelerM20
Reviewed 17 December 2018

We have not been here since all the new renovations and were amazed at the upgrades to the exhibits. Our favorite by far is the new penguin exhibit - it's twice the size of the old one and you can view the penguins swimming now....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julester18
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

We visited with our 6 year old daughter. For a small town like Niagara Falls, this is a nice place to spend a few hours. The facility is small but what do you expect for a small city like NF. The staff was very kind...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank briansO8669AD
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

This place needs to get a complete overhaul. Where is the wealthy benefactor to pull this place out of the pits? I was shocked at- how small, barely any animals, penguins never even got into the water, just laid there looking sick or bored, Very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amandagO2772RI
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Perfect for my 2 year old - the sea lion show and the penguin feeding were cute and he loved it. Not too much else to see, but it was clean and the staff was very friendly.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

This place was awesome they actually take wounded & abandoned sea animals. They had a pool out front with some deals in it one had an eye missing another had a missing fin they told how they were hurt&why they will never be able to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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26 June 2018|
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Response from TheLilithian | Reviewed this property |
Not exactly the same thing, but I purchased a penguin encounter for my son and it was lovely! Intimate and staff was great.
Doris H
22 June 2018|
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Response from Jay B | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that'd be an option at that location
1 June 2018|
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Response from Travis M | Reviewed this property |
sorry my mistake there is no fee there is free parking at the aquarium