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Aquarium of Niagara

#15 of 64 things to do in Niagara Falls Features Animals
701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
+1 716-285-3575
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I should first say I'm spoiled because I come from a city with the best zoo in the country and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Seat lion show

The aquarium is very small. But the best part of the visit was the sea lion show. My kids and I... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good25%
  • Average36%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible6%
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701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094
+1 716-285-3575
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Reviewed yesterday

I should first say I'm spoiled because I come from a city with the best zoo in the country and the state with one of the best aquariums in the country. That being said, we stopped here because it was part of the Discovery package...More

Thank ilovemashedpotatoes
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The aquarium is very small. But the best part of the visit was the sea lion show. My kids and I enjoyed it so much.

Thank Kori W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Like the Discovery Center, the Aquarium is old and outdated. If this wasn't included in the Discovery Pass, I never would have went in with the kids. It is a .5 mile walk or trolley ride from where the Falls are. Some of the "exhibits"...More

Thank dbae27
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My 2 grandsons loved the show with the sea lions! It was very very captivating to see the trainers and these marvelous creatures interact, very fun show indeed, they do have other types of shows also with penguins, we missed that show! Very glad to...More

Thank P4821QQmargaretf
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very small aquarium with a few animals. We were able to visit with our Discovery Pass. I don't think I would have spent extra money just for this attraction. The sea lions and penguins were cute but the exhibits were small and...More

Thank MamaBearCRTE
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was skeptical at first as I haven't been to many aquariums before, but I must say it was very much enjoyable! The penguins and sea lions were probably my favorite. I highly recommend going here! Especially if you have children.

Thank Amber N
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the 1st place my husband and I visited after getting to Niagara. It was a let down. Very small, not a lot of marine life. The seals were the best part. The penguins were in a temporary habitat, there was construction going on...More

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The place was dirty, very few exhibits. Workers not friendly, when purchased tickets wasn't even told thank you or which way to go. Would not recommend this place at all. Save your money

Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We love seeing the penguins and all the different fish. It was a very nice to take our time and see everything you had to offer and all the help you give the animals.

Thank KarieHartman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a family vacation with my brother's and sister's families 13 of us with kids ranging in age from 6 to 16. The seal show was their favorite part of the trip.

Thank Heidi P
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roughly how long does it take to see the place?
20 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
where do you get the penguins from
10 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.