Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Update

The Aquarium of Niagara will is currently closed to the public in response to the COVID-19 virus. All programs and events are cancelled.

The Aquarium is committed to the safety of all involved while providing exemplary care to our animal collection. While the Aquarium will be closed to the public, staff who are essential to the care and livelihood of our animals will continue to provide the exemplary standard of care that earned the Aquarium of Niagara accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Stuck at Home?

The Aquarium wants you to have some science-related fun while we’re social distancing!

Every day we’ll (virtually) take you behind-the-scenes and show you what goes into taking care of more than 120 species of aquatic life, and pair the videos with a learning activity.

Can You Help?

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Aquarium of Niagara relies on ticket sales, programs, events and donations to operate. As you can imagine, our COVID-19 mandated closure will have a significant impact on our overall operating budget. Please consider a donation to assist us in the care of our animals and team members.

Cancelled: Penguin Days

It’s time to celebrate our colony of Humboldt penguins.

Get some practice being a penguin keeper at our vet station and learn how to train a penguin just like our keepers!

Get up close to a feathered friend during one of the public group penguins encounters.

Make sure to get your picture taken with our mascot Beaker before you leave!

Penguin Days activities are included with General Admission. Aquarium members are free.

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Support Australia Bushfire Recovery Efforts

Donations will go toward Zoo Victoria Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Funds

a close up of a sealHelp Save the Facility that Rescued Mia and Isabel!

Donations will support the Marine Mammal Care Center in Los Angeles, California, which recently announced it is in danger of closing.

Open daily from

9 am to 5pm*!

Last admission sold 30 minutes before closing.

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* The Aquarium closes at 3pm the day before Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve. The Aquarium is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. 

Education, Conservation, and Research

With our community and partners, we celebrate our natural wonders and inspire people to make a difference for aquatic life.

Our Featured Experiences

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!