Open 9:00AM Daily

Last admission at 4:30PM

Building closes at 5:00PM

Animal Encounters and Experiences:

Meet a Harbor seal or Humboldt penguin, take a Behind the Scenes Tour or visit our Touch Tank! Learn More

Construction on Humboldt Penguin exhibit:

We are building a new Humboldt penguin exhibit! Learn More

Rescue Marine Mammals:

We welcome all rescued animals to the Aquarium and our mission is to give them the best, most fulfilled chance at life with a happy loving forever home. Learn more about our rescued seals and sea lions! Learn More

All programs can be booked by calling Guest Services at 716-285-3575 ext. 201.


On February 24th, 2017 we held our Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Humboldt penguin exhibit! Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Paul Dyster were in attendance and spoke about the importance of this exhibit not just within the WNY community but also for the global Humboldt penguin population. The exhibit was made possible through fundraising, generous donations and grants; three grants being from the New York State Power Authority for $1.75 million, Empire State Development for $400,000 and the City of Niagara Falls for $150,000. We thank everyone for their support and we are so exicted to share the exhibit with you in Spring 2018.

Now we embark on a 12 month journey to complete the exhibit and provide a state of the art and innovative living habitat for our beloved penguins and the new friends who will be joining us. As well as providing a interactive classroom for up close and personal penguin encounters and a place for the community to learn more about the threatened Humboldt penguin and ways we can help.

Right now we care for a colony of seven penguins: Opus, Lou, Tux, Araya, Chile, DJ and Burgess. They are still here for your viewing on the 2nd floor in their temporary exhibit.

Keep checking back for updates!