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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. $55/person or $45/member. Tours are daily at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Participants must be at least 8 years old.

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, how many tons of fish our animals eat each year and other fun facts. Participants get reserved seating at our Sea Lion Stories show. Prices are $12/person or $10/member. Tours are daily at 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm. Participants must be at least 6 years old.

Humboldt Penguin Interactive Program: 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. Prices are $65/person or $55/member. (Small groups of 3-10 people pay just $50/person or $40/members and larger groups of 11-75 people are just $150 for the group or $125 for a group if a member pays.) Encounters take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 AM. Visitors must be at least 8 years old to enjoy this experience.

Public Touch Tank: Public touch tanks are a great way to learn, see and touch our invertebrates. Sessions are 9:30 am and 4:00 pm every day. $3/person; members free.

Au-Some Aquarium Program: Begins April 22nd at 6 – 8 pm and continues all year, once a month on May 28th, June 24th, July 8th, August 5th, September 2nd, October 7th, November 4th and December 2nd. Partnering with Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, we now have a special program designed for families who have children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) that provides an amazing aquarium experience for those who are too sensitive to lights and sounds to attend during regular business hours. The nights are free to aquarium member families who have a child with ASD and just $10/family for non-members.   Details

Feed the Touch Tank: Every Wednesday through the end of August. You already know who’s who and what’s what in the touch tank. Now take part in their care and learn about the invertebrates’ food and how we feed them. It’s a fun and interactive experience where you get to feed the invertebrates! Great for all ages. Just $5/person for non-members; members free.

Sharks in the Depth: July 29th at 10:30 am. Despite being one of the most familiar ocean animals, sharks are greatly misunderstood creatures. Get the facts with us as we dive into their world to discuss how they hunt, what they eat and whether they are really a danger to humans. This hands-on class will leave you with a new appreciation for a top predator of the ocean. Great for all ages. Just $5/person for non-members; members free.

Aquatic All-Star Camp: August 22nd through August 26th from 9 am to 4 pm. Searching for an exciting summer experience for your child? Our Aquatic All-Star Camp provides an opportunity to get close to some of your favorite aquarium animals! Each day centers on a different animal and their natural habitat. Every camper will have an unforgettable experience that focuses on science, nature and conservation. With hands-on learning and up-close animal encounters this will be a summer to remember. Ideal for kids 8 – 12 years old. $225/person for non-members or $210/person for members.

Buffalo Animal Adventures: This one-of-a-kind experience is a terrific outreach program that uses animal ambassadors to educate young and old alike on the importance of wildlife preservation and conservation. You’ll see different and exotic mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. These sessions are Thursday through Sunday at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. $4/person or $3/member.


Book any of these programs by calling Guest Services at 716-285-3575 today.


PENGUIN FEEDINGS 11:00AM & 3:00PM
Sea Lion Stories 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:30PM & 5:30PM
SHARK/TIDAL POOL FEEDING (Opposite Days) 11:30AM
SEAL PRESENTATION 10:30AM, & 4:30PM
BUFFALO ANIMAL ADVENTURES (Thursday - Sunday) 12:00PM, & 2:00PM
TOUCH TANK 9:30AM, & 4:00PM
*All activities are subject to change Printable Schedule


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