Open 9:00AM Daily

Parking is Free Everyday

Last admission at 4:30PM

Building closes at 5:00PM

Meet a Seal:

Visitors who already interacted with one of the Aquarium's playful trained seals tell us this is a can't miss chance that becomes one of the season's highlights. This 20-minute session gives you a look at the care and training of all our marine mammals and an opportunity to touch feed and play with one of the seals.... Read More

Behind the scenes Tour:

The last time you visited the Aquarium did you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes? One of the Aquarium's knowledgeable trainers will give you a guided half-hour where you'll learn how our staff works with our animals, how we make sea water ... Read More

Humboldt Penguin Encounter:

Penguins are one of the most beloved animals at the Aquarium and this fun yet educational 20-minute session is a rare opportunity to have a close encounter with one of these flightless birds. You'll experience an entertaining interaction with a penguin and gain an understanding about their care and what makes these animals remarkable... Read More

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


The Aquarium of Niagara is a not-for-profit institution serving the entire Buffalo/Niagara region and beyond.

We are one of only 20 institutions in the US and Canada that house the threatened Humboldt penguin. It is a great privilege and a great responsibility.

Right now we care for a colony of seven penguins: Opus, Lou, Tux, Arya, Chile, DJ and Burgess. We are building a new 1,600 square-foot penguin habitat and will break ground for this ambitious undertaking in February. 

Without this exhibit the Aquarium will not be able to participant in the Species Survival Plan and bring in additional threatened Humboldt penguins to breed. Thus the penguins that we have all loved and enjoyed will disappear from WNY. Your help is needed. Go to to donate today!