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Address: 701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Phone Number: 716 285 3575; 800 500 4609
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Description: The "First Inland Oceanarium" features more than 1,500 marine animals...
The "First Inland Oceanarium" features more than 1,500 marine animals including sharks, piranha, California sea lions and the endangered Peruvian penguin.
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We spent about an hour and a half at the aquarium. Of course, our 9 and 12 year olds were excited to go, but our 16 and 18 year olds quickly became interested. We were there for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The aquarium does not collect all common species , here there are animals with information provided for easu understanding, For example : the rheotaxis shown by fish against the flow of water. and so on. Penguin feeding was a rare sight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We spent about an hour and a half at the aquarium. Of course, our 9 and 12 year olds were excited to go, but our 16 and 18 year olds quickly became interested. We were there for the penguin feeding and the sea lion show. We all enjoyed seeing the unusual marine life. It's a nice walk from the Discovery... More 

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Newark, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was nice, we stopped on our way home. It was smaller than I thought it would be. The sea lion show inside was good. I LOVED the last sea lion.. I won't spoil it for any of you ;). I wish the show was a little longer, but it's a smaller aquarium. It's worth stopping at, especially if you... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised by the variety of creatures: Octopus, Many Fish, Poison Tree Frogs, Sea Stars, Almost everything you'd see at a larger aquarium! Even a very nice sea lion show. Overall better than expected.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It appears as though this Aquarium is in transition. I saw signs for them to adding a new penguin area - they already have some penguins. The specimens they do have a very nice animals - most impressive to me was a huge octopus. The sea lion show was cute- just 20 minutes long. My 7.5 year old really enjoyed... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I went with my sister and little niece, it was the last stop in our Niagara Park, NY attractions. Although it seemed a little worn, they had made improvements to the place. The center tank for shows was exciting since we could watch from the second floor, down into the pool. The different shows where really exciting for my niece,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went here with my 12 year old and 9 year old sons. We all had a great time! There are animal feeding shows and a live magic show to keep you entertained. Will go again when in the area!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This aquarium is small, but nicely done up for the kiddos. They had a wonderful time and I enjoyed the affordable pricing. The sea lion show was entirely cute, and the kids just loved it. I recommend that if you have little ones, are visiting the falls and need a break from the tourist park, take the little jaunt over... More 

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Northfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The aquarium is a nice place to visit and see some different things in Niagara Falls, They have penguins, seals, sharks and fish. They offer different shows from a fancy sea lion show to educational/informational shows and a magic show. The price is affordable and is a good half-day visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Small but fun aquarium. Great for kids. Ticket is part of the Discovery Pass set. Good value. Very informative.

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