Last updated: 1/28/2012
Niagara Falls, New York
Street Address
701 Whirlpool Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Mailing Address
701 Whirlpool Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
phone: 716-285-3575
fax: 716-285-8513
e-mail: AquariumNF@aol.com
web: www.aquariumofniagara.org/
Hours
Daily9 AM - 5 PM
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day; We close at 3PM on Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, and March 1st for SEASonings
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Staff
Nancy A. Chapin, Executive Director
phone: 716-285-3575
Description

Penguin Feedings

10:00AM & 3:00PM: Learn more about these fascinating birds as you watch our aquarists feed and interact with our Peruvian penguins.

Sea Lion Traning Sessions

10:30AM, 12:30PM, 2:30PM, & 4:30PM (Sat, Sun): Watch as our California sea lions educate and entertain you in our 100,000 gallon central pool.

Seal Presentations

11:00AM & 3:30PM: Watch as our trainers interact with our harbor seals in our outdoor pool exhibit.

Tidal Pool or Shark Feedings

11:30AM (Opposite Days): View a shark or tidal pool feeding in their first floor exhibits.

Mission

The Niagara Aquarium Foundation, Aquarium of Niagara, is committed to carrying on the institution’s tradition of education, research, and wildlife conservation. The primary purpose of the Aquarium of Niagara is to create a greater awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the aquatic world.

History

The Aquarium of Niagara Falls opened as a privately owned corporation on June 12, 1965. Founded by a small group of chemists and scientists to introduce an artificial seawater, the Aquarium of Niagara Falls quickly became a model for the operation of inland aquaria. Technology was applied for the first time on a large scale in the preparation, handling and management of synthetic seawater

In September 1977, the principal owner of the Aquarium of Niagara Falls, Mr. Kelvin Smith of Cleveland, Ohio established Sea Research Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to education and research. At this time, the Aquarium of Niagara became part of Sea Research Foundation. In May 1979, Mystic Marinelife Aquarium was also incorporated. Both Aquariums operated independently with the Foundation.

In 1994 Sea Research Foundation, Inc. agreed to transfer the Aquarium Of Niagara Falls to a new, local Foundation. To this end, the Niagara Aquarium Foundation was established and incorporated by charter from the Board of Regents of the State University of New York, on February 18, 1994.

Services

HOST YOUR NEXT EVENT OR MEETING

Are you looking for a unique atmosphere to host your next meeting (morning, afternoon or evening), cocktail party, shower, wedding or any other professional or personal event?

The Aquarium of Niagara has the perfect answer for you. Come enjoy, meet and greet throughout our two level Aquarium. Off of the second floor level is our lovely outdoor deck (which is open all year) from which you can enjoy a wonderful sunrise or sunset. Call the Aquarium's Development Office

'Fin'esse Gift Shop

Our 'Fin'esse Gift Shop has an array of marine related momentos. There is something for everyone. Come in and shop!

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

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