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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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Spring break trip

If we wouldn’t have went during the sea lion show it would’ve been a very worthless visit there... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
haileybeatty_
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Bellevue, Ohio
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Perfect for toddlers

We took our 1.5 year old as something fun to do as a family on the weekend. I was worried it wasn't... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
inthestudio
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St. Catharines, 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%
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“sea lion show” (241 reviews)
“penguin feeding” (30 reviews)
“nice aquarium” (22 reviews)
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701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
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+1 716-285-3575
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

If we wouldn’t have went during the sea lion show it would’ve been a very worthless visit there. The sea lion show was cute. Not sure if it was worth it though:(

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We took our 1.5 year old as something fun to do as a family on the weekend. I was worried it wasn't going to be good, but it was GREAT. I don't normally like "zoos" or aquariums because I find them disheartening, but wasn't the...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Loved every moment in the Aquarium. The kids loved it to. The Sea lion show was really good and cute, super cute Penguins. Great place to go with young children.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

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 17 February 2018 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 14 February 2018 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 30 January 2018 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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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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