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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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Short but excellent visit

We brought a 5 and 7 year old during the winter and had an excellent few hours. The shows were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
BullseyeLasertag
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Flemington, New Jersey
My type of aquarium

I'm not a fan of zoos or aquariums. Seeing animals taken from the wild stuck in cages and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Travis M
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Tottenham, Canada
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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%
Travellers talk about
“sea lion show” (240 reviews)
“penguin feeding” (30 reviews)
“nice aquarium” (21 reviews)
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701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We brought a 5 and 7 year old during the winter and had an excellent few hours. The shows were excellent and the exhibits were beautifully created. This is a non profit, so the entrance fee did not feel like a waste. It will be...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm not a fan of zoos or aquariums. Seeing animals taken from the wild stuck in cages and Performing idiotic tricks for food to entertain people is not what I call entertainment. But this is different this is a non-for-profit organization with rescued animals. It's...More

Thank Travis M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very little to see and do. Horrible lighting and small exhibits. Seemed pretty the website like there was time to do and see this is not the case

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice exhibits that includes local fish. The penguin and sea lion shows are fun to watch. Very informative

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

When you first arrive the water was green where the sea lions were, It's good for little ones for about and hour and really expensive for what they have

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

This was not part of our itinerary but we had time to spare while waiting for our tour bus to Niagara falls. The aquarium is small but has interesting exhibits. The Humboldt penguins are adorable and we arrived in time for their feeding. There was...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

This aquarium is small, but varied. The displays are well done and you can get some clear pictures. We thoroughly enjoyed the seal show from the second floor. It was very entertaining.

Thank Pamela S
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

However, I had two teens and a nine year old. It kills me to give a harsh review to an aquarium...but I am so sad that with all the tourism in that area that more isn't done to expand the aquarium or at least make...More

Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

We stopped here because my son loves penguins and they have an exhibit here. Very small aquarium but we only had a couple hours and that was more than enough time to see the aquarium. The seal show was really good! Really neat that its...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We had time this past Wednesday, Thanksgiving eve, and it was cold out. They have an outside seal exhibit with a feeding demo. They also have an inside sea lion show with 3 sea lions performing various natural behaviors on comnand for smelts. They have...More

Thank raybyerley
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dacranjel
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.
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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.
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