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Education Programming at the Aquarium

Education is at the core of our mission statement. We believe in education through inspiration. It is our goal to integrate conservation and an appreciation of all aquatic ecosystems into every visitor's life through hands-on educational experiences and thought-provoking programs and exhibits. Our belief is that local and individual conservation efforts lead to global changes and prepares our participants to be better stewards of the environment. 

To register and for more information about any of these classes or activities, please contact our Education Department at 716-285-3575, x209

 

Public Touch Tank

  • Interact with our marine invertebrates while learning about their amazing adaptations and importance in the ocean.
  • Time: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12:30pm & 3:00pm
  • $5.00 for non-members, Members are free

 

First Friday Each Month: Au-Some Aquarium

  • Special evenings dedicated to providing a safe, supportive, sensory friendly environment where families with autism can meet, learn, and have fun together. Families will enjoy a touch tank, sea lion show, sensory and art activities, gluten free snacks and information resources from community partners. Each night has a different theme! The program was developed with collaboration between Aquarium of Niagara, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, and several community partners.

  • Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Ages: All Ages
  • Price: $10 per family, $2 per person for groups
  • You can register here (registration not required but encouraged)

Themed Nights!

December 1st- Great Lakes

 

Every First Saturday of Each Month: Sea Squirts Program

  • These sessions are specifically designed to encourage interaction between parent and child through story time, fun-to-do crafts and hands-on learning experiences. The gatherings are structured to enhance each child's interest in the aquatic ecosystem and the natural world. Each session centers around one animal. Participants also receive reserved viewing for the 11 o'clock Sea Lion Show. Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in.
  • Time: Sea Squirts Program starts at 11am
  • Ages: Perfect for children 1 - 4 years old
  • Price: Included with admission

 

November 22nd: Feed the Touch Tank

  • You already know who's who in the touch tank, now take part in their care and learn about the invertebrates' food and how we feed them. It is a fun interaction where you get to feed the invertebrates!
  • Time: 10:30am
  • All Ages
  • $7.00 for non-members, $2.00 for members

 

December 22nd - January 1st: Public Touch Tanks

  • Interact with our marine invertebrates while learning about their amazing adaptations and importance in the ocean.
  • Time: 12:30pm and 3:00pm
  • All Ages
  • $5.00 for non-members, Members are free

 

December 26th: Feed the Touch Tank

  • You already know who's who in the touch tank, now take part in their care and learn about the invertebrates' food and how we feed them. It is a fun interaction where you get to feed the invertebrates!
  • Time: 10:30am
  • All Ages
  • $7.00 for non-members, $2.00 for members

 

December 27th: Penguin Day Camp

  • Spend a cold day inside with our warm weather feathered friends! Join us to learn why our Humboldt penguin colony doesn't like the cold and snow, where penguins are found in the world, and what natural and man-made challenges penguins face. Hands-on activities will immerse kids in the penguin world and show them how we take care of our colony. Participants will even have the chance to meet one of our resident penguins! Participants will be provided pizza and snacks.
  • Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm - Early drop off starting at 7:00am and late pick up ending at 5:00pm
  • Ages 8 to 12 years old
  • $30 for non-members, $20 for members

 

December 28th: Feed the Touch Tank

  • You already know who's who in the touch tank, now take part in their care and learn about the invertebrates' food and how we feed them. It is a fun interaction where you get to feed the invertebrates!
  • Time: 10:30am
  • All Ages
  • $7.00 for non-members, $2.00 for members

 

 

 

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