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General Admission

Open daily at 9 a.m.

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 Upgrade your visit by signing up for Pose With A Pinniped, Play With A Penguin, a Seal Encounter, or a Penguin Encounter!

Pose With A Pinniped and get some one-on-one time with a California sea lion, and the unique experience ends with the chance to take a selfie with the sea lion.

Play With A Penguin and get an exclusive enrichment session with our Humboldt penguins!

Penguin Encounters include a beak-to-nose encounter with our Humboldt penguins. Watch them waddle around outside of the exhibit, and learn more about these fascinating Peruvian birds!

Seal Encounters bring you behind-the-scenes to check out the care and training of our marine mammals. You’ll join the trainers on the beach and get close-up access to a seal.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE visitors to purchase general admission passes online before visiting the Aquarium.

Tickets are for specific time slots and must be redeemed on the date for which they were purchased. 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.

No discounted admission rates are available online. Anyone seeking to take advantage of discounted rates (ex. reciprocity with other AZA-accredited facilities, military discount, coupons, Arts Access Pass) must purchase admission at the Aquarium as a walkup. We cannot guarantee walkup spots will be available at any given time slot.

Aquarium members DO NOT need to reserve a time to visit.

Hours of Operation: 9am to 5pm daily.*

*Last admission sold 30 minutes before closing

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

* The Aquarium is closed on Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day


Parking at the Aquarium of Niagara is handled by Premium Parking. You can pay ahead of your visit by clicking here or text P5101 to “504504.” There are also pay stations on site.

Aquarium Members: FREE (Use your exclusive member promo code)

Aquarium Guests: $5

Bus, Campers, Rvs: $20

Adults (Ages 13+)
Seniors (Ages 60+)
Children (Ages 3-12)
Infants (2 and under)

Since the beginning of the year, the Aquarium of Niagara is proud to announce that we’ve joined the Arts Access Program by the Arts Service Initiative of Western New York. For visitors with an Arts Access pass, pass holders can visit the Aquarium once a month with an additional guest. For entry, pass holders must present their Arts Access pass and some form of photo identification.  For more information on the ASI and to sign up, click here.

Interested in group rates? Contact (716) 285-3575 or email [email protected]