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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Update

The Aquarium of Niagara is currently open to the public and operating at 25% capacity in accordance with guidelines from the NYS Department of Health.

Please note that we are not offering shows or scheduled programming at this time.

What visitors need to know:

  • Buy your tickets online. We cannot guarantee we will have room for walkups.*
    • You MUST enter the Aquarium within the half-hour block indicated by your ticket.
    • Once inside, you can stay as long as you’d like. Re-entry is not permitted.
  • You will not have access to interactive exhibits, shows, presentations, or animal encounters during your visit. 
  • You must wear a mask for your entire visit, including while you are outside at Rescue Harbor.
  • While you are in the Aquarium, stay with your group and maintain social distancing from other groups.
  • Follow the one-way flow of traffic indicated by the stickers on the floor.

*A limited number of walkup passes will be available for Aquarium members as well as those seeking to purchase reduced admission passes ONLY. This includes visitors using reciprocal benefits from other institutions (ex. Buffalo Zoo members), the military discount, coupons, and the Arts Access Pass.

To learn more about the Aquarium’s reopening plan, click here.

For a full list of what the Aquarium of Niagara is doing to keep visitors safe, please click here.

COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund

Reopening is a HUGE milestone in the return to “normal” at the Aquarium, but as a nonprofit that relies on visitors for 80% of our operating budget, our road to recovery is just getting started.
While the Aquarium was closed to the public, our staff worked tirelessly to maintain our high standards of animal care. In addition to the daily requirements of food, medication, and vitamins, our animals live in complex marine conditions that require meticulous maintenance. Those costs continued to multiply over our 111-day closure, despite the fact that we were unable to make any revenue.
We’re asking our Aquarium family to consider making a donation to our COVID-19 Crisis Relief Fund in honor of our animals. Every little bit helps ensure the Aquarium, and our residents are set up for post-closure success.
We appreciate your generosity and your continued commitment to making a difference for aquatic life.


The Aquarium of Niagara Turns 55!

We’re so excited to look back on more than five decades of inspiring people to make a difference for aquatic life. There have been many history-making moments during our 55 years in Niagara Falls, and we’re looking forward to what the future has in store.

Mark Your Special Occasion With A Special Shoutout!

For a limited time, anyone who makes a gift of $100 or more will get a video shoutout from one of our animals.

It’s a unique way to recognize birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and more!

Welcome Baby Humboldt Penguin Chicks!

We recently had our first successful penguin chick hatching in 14 years! We’re so excited to share their journey with you as they grow and become integral members of our Humboldt penguin colony.


Meet Our Rescued Marine Mammals

The Aquarium of Niagara happily opens its doors to rescued marine mammals with all conditions from blindness to chronic seizures to missing flippers. Our mission is to give them a fulfilled second chance at life, while educating the public about the plights aquatic animals face and how we can all work together to help.

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Support our rescued marine mammals!