Upgrade your Aquarium experience by getting some one-on-one time with a California sea lion.
- Most Popular Experience
Open daily at 9 a.m.
Hours of Operation:
|Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday 5/27 & Sunday 5/28)||Monday, May 29 – Friday, June 30||Saturday, July 1 – Sunday, September 3|
|Friday & Saturday: 9am-7pm|
*Last admission sold 30 minutes before closing.
Please note before purchasing admission:
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. There is no re-entry.
Please consider consulting our daily schedule before purchasing tickets.
Aquarium members DO NOT need to reserve a time to visit and should enter the Aquarium through the accessible entrance.
Parking is $5 for average-sized vehicles and $20 for busses/RV/campers. It is handled by Premium Parking and can be paid via your phone or by using one of two payment stations in the Aquarium parking lot. To pay ahead of time click here. Aquarium members do not have to pay for parking.
Groups of 10 or more are eligible to receive our group rate with the following limitations:
- Pricing minimums apply to individual customer types (10 adults, 10 children, 10 seniors).
- Group rate pricing available Monday through Friday only. No weekend reservations available.
- Due to capacity restrictions, only 50 tickets will be sold online for any given half-hour time slot. Large groups will have to divide their booking over several time-slots.
Discounts & Reciprocal Benefits:
No discounted admission rates are available online.
- Anyone seeking the military discount or AZA-accredited facility reciprocity (including members of the Buffalo Zoo) should use walk-up ticketing or purchase tickets online at the full rate and request a refund upon arrival with proof of discount eligibility.
- Active military and veterans receive half-off admission with military ID (service member or veteran only).
*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.
Know Before You Go:
Please do not visit the Aquarium if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
Per NYS guidance, guests are not required to wear masks. The Aquarium encourages all guests to wear masks while indoors.
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.
Parking is FREE for Aquarium members
The accessible entrance is located at the rear of the Aquarium. Follow the path to the right of the building when approaching from the parking lot. Ring the bell to be welcomed and accompanied to Guest Services. There is an elevator located directly across from the accessible entrance that can be used to access the second floor.
A limited number of wheelchairs are available for visitor use. Please request a wheelchair upon your arrival at Guest Services. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis with a photo ID.
Service animals are welcome in the building. Please note their presence to our admissions staff. Companion animals and those that are considered therapy animals are not permitted in the building.
Families with strollers can use the accessible entrance located at the rear of the Aquarium. Ring the bell to be welcomed and accompanied to Guest Services. There is an elevator located directly across from the accessible entrance that can be used to access the second floor.
Please note: The Aquarium does not currently have a place to store your stroller while you visit.
Breastfeeding is welcome in the Aquarium. There are currently no private breastfeeding or lactation areas available.
There are child changing tables located in both the men and women’s restrooms.
Sensory headphones are available by request at our admissions desk.
The Aquarium does not currently offer coat or bag storage.
Enhance Your Experience at the Aquarium:
Play With A Penguin and create an exclusive enrichment session for our Humboldt penguins!
Join our aquarists for a behind-the-scenes tour and an interactive feeding and training session featuring sharks and stingrays.
Experience a beak-to-nose encounter with our Humboldt penguins. Watch them waddle around and learn more about these fascinating Peruvian birds!
During your Seal Encounter, you get a behind-the-scenes look at the care and training of our marine mammals and join the trainers on the beach to meet a seal.