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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 days 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
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed December 17, 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
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Reviewed December 13, 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
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Reviewed November 30, 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 November 28, 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 November 22, 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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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a great find. It’s a short walk along the rim from the falls. $14 entrance fee. Several exhibits, including penguins, sea lions and seals. Plenty of events for guests to see; we watched the penguin feeding and sea lion show. The staff were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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June 25, 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.
June 22, 2018|
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Response from Jay B | Reviewed this property |
I don't think that'd be an option at that location
May 31, 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