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General Admission

Open daily at 9 a.m.

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Hours of Operation

9am-5pm Daily*

*Last admission sold 30 minutes before closing

Please note before purchasing admission:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE visitors to purchase general admission passes online before visiting the Aquarium. We try to accommodate walkups but we are not always able to do so under current capacity restrictions. If there are no ticket times listed on our online calendar, we have SOLD OUT of online tickets for the day.

Tickets are for specific time slots and must be redeemed on the date for which they were purchased. The time on your ticket is the half-hour interval in which you enter the Aquarium. Once you are in, you can stay as long as you’d like.

Aquarium members DO NOT need to reserve a time to visit and should enter the Aquarium through the accessible entrance.

Discounts & Reciprocal Benefits:

No discounted admission rates are available online. Anyone seeking the military discount or AZA-accredited facility reciprocity should purchase tickets online at the full rate. You can request a refund when you arrive and show proof of discount eligibility.

Active military and veterans receive half-off admission with military ID (service member or veteran only).

Anyone seeking to take advantage of discounted rates other than the military discount and AZA-reciprocity discounts (ex. coupons) must purchase admission at the Aquarium as a walkup.

We cannot guarantee walkup spots will be available at any given time slot.


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

* The Aquarium is closed on Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day


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

General admission inquiry? Contact (716) 285-3575.

For school and daycare groups, click here.

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