Yes. Less than 2% of our funding comes from government-based sources and the rest of our operating budget, which includes animal welfare, feeding our living collection, exhibits, acquiring new animals, events, training, marketing, promotions and salaries, come from admissions, gift shop purchases and generous donations. We need your continued support to bring you, and our animals, the very best in aquatic life, education and conservation. To find out more visit our support page
Sea lion shows go on every day at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:30 PM. Monday through Friday the show is titled "Caring For Our Animals" that focuses on the care, stories of each marine mammal and conservation efforts everyone can make to assure these beautiful animals don't vanish from our oceans. The shows for Saturday and Sunday is called the "Sea Lion Stories" and highlight the husbandry behaviors of these marine mammals and how they use these same skills to perform.
We are literally right across the street from the Niagara River Gorge and near the entrance to the New York State Park, making it an easy walking distance from local attractions such as Maid of the Mist.
That depends on what you want to see and do. We have 30 exhibits, sea lion shows, seal presentations, animal feedings, the touch tank and educational and recreational programs, events and our great gift shop.
Most of our animals are not available to touch. We do, however, offer encounters with our seals, penguins and classroom touch tank. You can sign up for one of these tours where you'll be able to touch and interact with the animals. Click here.