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Aquarium of Niagara

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701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
+1 716-285-3575
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Small but nice for kids

We were not expecting anything big and for us it was fine. It was part of Discovery Pass so we went... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anastasia E
Nice small aquarium!

We have taken our granddaughter here a few times now. It’s small but has a lot to see. They are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alyssa G
Niagara Falls, New York
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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.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good24%
  • Average37%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sea lion show” (238 reviews)
“magic show” (31 reviews)
“penguin feeding” (30 reviews)
701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
+1 716-285-3575
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were not expecting anything big and for us it was fine. It was part of Discovery Pass so we went in, but I wouldn't go if it wasn't. It's very small, but nice made. Interesting for kids. We saw a seal show, but they...More

Thank Anastasia E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have taken our granddaughter here a few times now. It’s small but has a lot to see. They are working on a new penguin habitat right now! It should be a much needed improvement for their large family of penguins! Lots of different large...More

Thank Alyssa G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice aquarium. A lot to see. Very informative. We enjoyed it a lot. Has two different floors. We took few pictures.

Thank fes30000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aquarium is very small. Not a lot to see. Definitely not worth the price. We were in and out in less than 20 minutes, total waste of time

1  Thank 981keithy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a lot good about the aquarium. The guides were great describing the penguins and the seals of course were fun. But many of the smaller exhibits were not labeled or obviously being redone. I'm sure by next season it will be complete and...More

2  Thank Janet A
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is part of the discovery pass and we had the time on our last night in the area. We got here at 4pm and were finished by 4:30. It is small. The seals are free to see in the pool on the outside of...More

2  Thank BetsyC10384
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Very junky aquarium!! Not worth the time. Was expecting more. We thought it was a waste of time. very limited aquatic life. Baltimore Aquarium has much more!!

1  Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The aquarium is quite small. The entrance fee is 2/3 worth the price for the only attraction there which is the sea lion show which lasts 15 minutes. So time your arrival for at least 20 minutes prior tot he next show. After the show,...More

1  Thank Kmas2006
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We didn't plan to go to the aquarium but because we had enough time so bought the discovery pass which includes aquarium . It is very small compare to any other aquarium. But our timing was good so we watched the penguins feeding and sea...More

Thank Monabhi29
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The entire aquarium is closed off except for this tiny little section. We were in and out in 20 minutes, the penguin feeding was a joke.

Thank Diana V
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21 August 2015|
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Response from Lives_for_Vacations | Reviewed this property |
You can go through in about 30 minutes. It will be longer if you stay for the show. This is a small aquarium. I think it is best suited for children.
Caleb S
11 March 2015|
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Response from eproper11 | Reviewed this property |
Tue Penguins are one of the first exhibits you see, they are to the right of the ticket counter. The Aquarium is home to African Penguins.