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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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If you have toddlers that need a good, safe, educational place to run around....great.

However, I had two teens and a nine year old. It kills me to give a harsh review to an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer D
Colorado Springs, United States
Very small but interesting! Shows were good!

We stopped here because my son loves penguins and they have an exhibit here. Very small aquarium... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janesville, Wisconsin
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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” (241 reviews)
“magic show” (31 reviews)
“penguin feeding” (30 reviews)
701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
+1 716-285-3575
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank cdlswallace
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were not expecting anything big and for us it was fine. It was part of Discovery Pass so we went in, but I wouldn't go if it wasn't. It's very small, but nice made. Interesting for kids. We saw a seal show, but they...More

Thank Anastasia E
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We have taken our granddaughter here a few times now. It’s small but has a lot to see. They are working on a new penguin habitat right now! It should be a much needed improvement for their large family of penguins! Lots of different large...More

Thank Alyssa G
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice aquarium. A lot to see. Very informative. We enjoyed it a lot. Has two different floors. We took few pictures.

Thank fes30000
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The aquarium is very small. Not a lot to see. Definitely not worth the price. We were in and out in less than 20 minutes, total waste of time

1  Thank 981keithy
Reviewed 25 October 2017

There was a lot good about the aquarium. The guides were great describing the penguins and the seals of course were fun. But many of the smaller exhibits were not labeled or obviously being redone. I'm sure by next season it will be complete and...More

2  Thank Janet A
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is part of the discovery pass and we had the time on our last night in the area. We got here at 4pm and were finished by 4:30. It is small. The seals are free to see in the pool on the outside of...More

2  Thank BetsyC10384
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Very junky aquarium!! Not worth the time. Was expecting more. We thought it was a waste of time. very limited aquatic life. Baltimore Aquarium has much more!!

1  Thank Margaret M
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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.