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Address: 701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
Phone Number:
+1 716-285-3575
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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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Good for a quick visit with small kids

As other stated this Aquarium is quite small and currently under renovation. Once the new penguin exhibit goes in expect better experience. Wife wanted to see the octopus, who was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
WTraveller_76
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St. Catharines, Canada
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Grand Island, New York
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, this aquarium is very tiny and lacking many exhibits. The sea lion show was entertaining but that's the only thing worth seeing and lasts under a half hour. The penguins are housed in a very small area. This is under reservation so hopefully the new penguin exhibition will be much bigger and worth the price of admission.

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Mississauga, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute little Aquarium. Not a big place but still interesting. Staff were helpful and gift shop was cute. Love the animals and they seem to be fairly well cared , premises were clean. Inexpensive and worth a little visit :)

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As other stated this Aquarium is quite small and currently under renovation. Once the new penguin exhibit goes in expect better experience. Wife wanted to see the octopus, who was not on display due to contraction. The staff is very attentive and sea lion show was great for small children. Informative and not too long. Overall good experience on a... More 

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California, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to watch the seal show. I thought it was quite pricey for such a small aquarium. I guess the money goes to a good cause, but the seal show was quick, and then you could see the whole place within 1/2 hour, and that's if you're taking your time.

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Thank kee750
Syracuse, New York
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Buffalo and thought we'd go to the falls - but it was cold and windy on 12/31/16...so we opted for the aquarium. Yes - it is in a poor part of town - signage in the parking lot tells you to be sure to lock your car doors. We had no problem and saw no signs... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start off by saying this place was legit the best part of travels to Niagara Falls. We went on the Sea lion encounter! We met zoey who was just wonderful. The trainers there were so friendly and answers all or questions. They had zoey give us "nuzzles" which was beyond cute! she waved and we were able to... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go see if you have kids who would like to see a short dolphin show and some varieties of fish. Nothing spectacular here.

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Thank Mas P
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66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

The price for adults is $13, but the day we went their largest exhibit and centerpiece of the building, was under construction, so tickets were half off. There were 4 seals outside in a small pool. The aquarium is small, especially with the huge seal tank emptied. We saw penguins, sharks, eels, corals, frogs, and a good variety of fish.... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Where do I begin? The location doesn't seem safe by looking at that area and the aquarium has several cameras on the building facing the parking lot so that says it's a bad area for crime. The facility is old and needs updating and was too expensive for such a small pathetic place. I cried seeing the few (thankfully only... More 

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East Durham, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Found this place looking for stuff to do in the area. The neighborhood around it didn't seem like the best of places but we were pleased with the aquarium itself. It was under renovation when we went so the big tank in the middle was drained but it was also half price entry to get in so wasn't a big... More 

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