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Aquarium of Niagara

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701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
+1 716-285-3575
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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” (236 reviews)
“magic show” (31 reviews)
“penguin feeding” (29 reviews)
701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
+1 716-285-3575
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Reviewed yesterday 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

Thank Kmas2006
Reviewed 6 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a small aquarium, if you are fish lover, you can visit it, we purchased discovery pass and this was part of it, so we. Visited this place too.. and it was good..

1  Thank Farzu1111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The aquarium was very disappointing. We paid $56 (and that was with one free admission) for 6 people. It only took 20 minutes to go through. The cost of admission is ridiculous. The seals outside were free to look at and adorable, it was the...More

Thank Heather C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium is quaint. Very small, but fun. It was nice watching the seals and sea lions. It is really cool that the animals that are there are ones that have been "saved and rehabilitated

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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.