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Aquarium of Niagara

Features Animals
701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
+1 716-285-3575
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Under reconstruction...Wait til it is done.

There was a lot good about the aquarium. The guides were great describing the penguins and the... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Janet A
Lee, NH
Very Small - But What They Have is Nice

This is part of the discovery pass and we had the time on our last night in the area. We got here... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
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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%
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“sea lion show” (240 reviews)
“penguin feeding” (30 reviews)
“nice aquarium” (21 reviews)
701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

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
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Don't miss this with kids or without. They have a seal show in the main pool that was worth the price of admission. I've seen a porpoise jump out of the water to reach a target up high but I had no idea a California...More

Thank warnece12345
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was included on the Discovery pass. Its a bit small but had a great show for children. Stay for the show if you have the time. its only about 20 to 30 minutes, but its worth it. the trolley stops nearby. Then a quick...More

Thank Pearl E
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We only went to the Aquarium because it was included as part of our Discovery Pass. And admission appears expensive, so I'm not sure that it is worth it otherwise. But given a free admission, we did enjoy the experience. They had shows/keeper talks with...More

1  Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 3 October 2017

There's a good deal of construction going on and not much to see. But they are charging the same price. I won't go back until the work is done.

Thank francesj293
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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.