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Address: 701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
Phone Number: 716 285 3575; 800 500 4609
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The "First Inland Oceanarium" features more than 1,500 marine...

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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Viator Exclusive: Niagara Falls Discovery Pass Package
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$55.00*
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Aquarium of Niagara: Meet a Seal Experience
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$649.00*
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Viator Exclusive: Niagara Falls Day Trip from New York by Private Plane

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This attraction is another fun thing to do while at the falls and want some extra things to do. This is included in the Discovery Pass for the American side which we purchased... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Keenan T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This attraction is another fun thing to do while at the falls and want some extra things to do. This is included in the Discovery Pass for the American side which we purchased. Not very big compared to other aquariums, but they do have a live seal show which was neat to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The seal show was amazing we enjoyed this totally. Good for all ages. so much to see such a amazing day

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Fremont, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This aquarium is not the largest aquarium, but it's got a lot packed into the room that it does have. The displays were colorful, clean and filled with interesting fish and sea life. The Seal and Sea lion presentation was informative and entertaining. My kids are still talking about it.

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Thank iluvmy3reiters
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you have been to good aquariums like Cincinnati, Chicago, Florida-Tampa, then set your expectations real low. Otherwise you are in for a disappointment. The value of this place is your kids might want to visit an aquarium while you are in that area and this is for that!

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Thank Siva M
Hillsboro, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It smells very fishy right when you enter the building and it remains. There were shows for the seals but we weren't there at the right time. The building is a bit old and the aquarium was very small. There is a 2nd floor but it is mostly just an area to watch the show nothing much up there. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the wait for the seal and sea lion show was about 45 minutes before the show itself, it was well worth the opportunity to see them perform. Many interesting facts about fish and their habitat with many displays. Staff very helpful and there is free parking.

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Thank Kathie S
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this aquarium The best especially the gift shop front desk workers they are so helpful with information on everything and are very nice people. Will be visiting again soon!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a large aquarium by average standards - but the sea lions were really neat. Shows with them are given during the day. Kids enjoyed and did not take up a lot of time.

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Thank Dianatwo
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the seal show! This place is in dire need of a renovation though!!! We hope Niagara Falls New York steps up there game as this could be a wonderful place

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Columbia, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, this aquarium is "tired" and outdated. Most of what you see if a few sea lions and fish. Most of the exhibits are small and the area is pretty crowded. The most worthwhile part of the attraction is the amazing mural on the outside wall of the whale..done in full size. Make sure to get pictures of that when... More 

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