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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

 

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, $5 per person for groups

Themed Nights!

September 7th - Seals

October 5th - Sturgeon Soiree

November 2nd - Sharks

December 7th - Penguins

*Event not offered in June, July or August

 

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

*Not offered June, July or August

 

Junior Vet Class

  • Come explore the field of animal care and learn how our veterinarians take care of all the animals here at the Aquarium of Niagara. Join in on hands-on activities, scientific experiments, and a behind-the-scenes look at veterinary care.
  • Time: Ages 6 - 10 years old 10:00am to 12:00pm, Ages 11 - 15 years old 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Price: $15.00/non-members, $10.00/members

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Curious Critters

  • Can you solve a puzzle faster than an octopus? What kind of toys do you think a sea lion keeps in their toy box? Come explore how we play with our animals here at the Aquarium as we talk about enrichment! There will be a behind-the-scenes tour, hands-on activities, an opportunity to create a toy for one of our animals to play with, and more!
  • Time: Ages 6 - 10 years old 10:00am to 12:00pm, Ages 11 - 15 years old 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Price: $15.00/non-members, $10.00/members

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Junior Vet Day Camp Series

  • Junior Vet Day Camp: Penguins
    • Have you ever seen a penguin at the doctor’s office? Probably not! So how do we make sure they are happy and healthy? Come join us for a day of hands-on learning to find out how we care for our colony of Humboldt penguins; from beak to toes, and everything in between! Explore a day in the life of our keepers and veterinarians here at the Aquarium of Niagara.

    • Ages 6-10 years old - July 10th & 11th, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

    • Ages 11-15 years old - August 7th & 8th, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

  • Junior Vet Day Camp: Seals and Sea Lions

    • Have you ever wondered what's the difference between seals and sea lions? Or why they live here at the aquarium? Dive into this day camp to explore these topics and more! Come see how our seals and sea lions receive the best care through hands on activities and behind the scenes looks. Learn how to give them medicine, try on a glove made of blubber and so much more! 

    • Ages 6-10 years old - July 17th & 18th, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

    • Ages 11-15 years old - August 14th & 15th from 9:00am to 3:00pm

  • Junior Vet Day Camp: Sharks

    • Imagine caring for an animal that is known for their predatory bite. That's exactly what veterinarians do when treating sharks! We will explore how to keep these top predators healthy by observing feedings, through hands on activities with teeth and jaws, and meeting a new generation of shark. You will find out that one of the fiercest of creatures requires careful attention.

    • Ages 6-10 years old - July 24th & 25th, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

    • Ages 11-15 years old - August 21st & 22nd, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

  • Price:

    • Non-members - $50 per day camp

      • Reserve a spot in all 3 and receive $25 off

    • Members - $40 per day camp

      • Reserve your spot in all 3 and receive $15 off

    • Early drop off at 8:00am and late pick up at 4:00pm - $5

  • Please bring a lunch, light snacks will be provided

  • It is the same camp for both days of each topic, you choose only one day to attend for each topic.

 

 

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