The purpose for which the aquarium was created by a couple of chemists is not profit, but education, conservation of marine species and research. Established in 1965, today the aquarium is home for over 1,500 species and is owned by Niagara Aquarium Foundation.
Among the favorite representatives are sea lions, penguins, turtles and sharks. Exotic sea creatures such as jellyfish can also be seen in the newly opened Aliens of the Sea. In Penguin Coast you can see penguins below and above the water or have a close meeting with them or with the seals. After that, enjoying the sea lion show will surely be a fun experience.
In the service of the animal world, the Aquarium of Niagara also accepts animals rescued from various threats.
In addition to single and group visits, the aquarium offers the opportunity to organize birthday parties or visits for school groups. The ticket price for one adult is $14.95, and for a child from 3 to 12 years it is $10.95. The visit is free for children under 3 years old. There is also a discount for seniors over 60 – the price for them is $12.95.
The Aquarium of Niagara is open 7 days a week from 9a.m. to 5p.m. The only weekends are Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.
If you visit the American shore of Niagara Falls, the Niagara Aquarium is a stop for which you should keep enough free time. Fun and educational, the visit is definitely worth it.