Our Humboldt penguins are temporarily off exhibit.

Open 9:00AM Daily

Parking is Free Everyday

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

Humboldt Penguin exhibit 2018:

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.


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, Araya, 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 participate 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 www.gofundme.com/saveourpenguins to donate today!