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General Admission

Open daily at 9 a.m.

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BRAND NEW! Upgrade your visit by signing up for “Pose With A Pinniped” and get some one-on-one time with a California sea lion! The unique experience ends with the chance to take a selfie with the sea lion. 

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.

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.

Summer Hours of Operation

Sunday-Thursday: 9am-7pm

Friday & Saturday: 9am-9pm

*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 (beginning July 15, 2020)

Aquarium Members FREE
Aquarium Guests $5.00
Bus, Camper, RV $20.00


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.