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ADMISSIONS

plan your visit

We’ve compiled all the helpful information you’ll need to make the most of your visit in one convenient place. Whether you’re coming from halfway across the country or just around the corner, we’re excited to see you soon!

ADMISSIONS

plan your visit

We’ve compiled all the helpful information you’ll need to make the most of your visit in one convenient place. Whether you’re coming from halfway across the country or just around the corner, we’re excited to see you soon!

things you need to know

The Aquarium of Niagara is a campus comprised of two distinct buildings — the Main Building and the brand-new Great Lakes 360.

  • General Admission includes entry to both buildings. Re-entry is permitted with presentation of a ticket, booking ID, or membership card.
  • Entry to Great Lakes 360 begins an hour after opening and ends an 1.5 hours before closing.
  • Last admission sold 30 minutes before closing.
  • All sales are final and no refunds will be provided. General Admission tickets can be rebooked to another date/time upon request within 7 days of the date of the original ticketed entry.

Be sure to check out our campus map and daily schedule when planning your visit.

other helpful information

Tickets are available for purchase online and on-site at both the Main Building and Great Lakes 360.

  • Tickets purchased online are for specific time slots and must be redeemed on the date for which they were purchased. The time on your ticket is the hour-long interval in which you are expected to begin your visit.
  • Online ticketing closes two hours before the posted entry time. If online ticketing is unavailable, walkup ticketing may still be available as long as both buildings are not at capacity.

Adults: $22.95
Seniors (60+): $20.95
Children (3-12): $18.95
Infants (2 and under): FREE

Groups of 10 or more (not including infants) are eligible to receive our group rate and save $1 on admission.  If you’d like to purchase 10 or more total tickets, please email reservations@aquariumofniagara.org to reserve a group booking.

Are you visiting with a school or daycare group? Schedule a field trip to the Aquarium!

  • Discounted admission rates are not available online. Anyone seeking the military discount or AZA-accredited facility reciprocity (including members of the Buffalo Zoo) should use walk-up ticketing. 
  • Active military and veterans receive $1 off admission for all members of their party with valid military ID.
  • Arts Access Pass holders can visit the Aquarium once a month for free with an additional guest. You do not need to make reservations ahead of your visit. 
  • Bank of America Museums on Us members enjoy free Aquarium admission on select weekends. You do not need to make reservations ahead of your visit.
  • Through Museums for All, we partner with museums across the country to make sure everyone can experience the best museums have to offer, all for the lowest and most-affordable prices ever. If you have an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card, simply show it when you arrive to receive our lowest-priced admission ($3 per person, up to four people).

     

“eGift” Certificates are available in any dollar amount from $5-500. Gift memberships are also available at any level. Click here to purchase eGifts.

  • $7 for average-sized vehicles
  • $15 for small campers
  • $25 for buses/RVs
  • FREE for members

Parking 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.

The Aquarium is open on most holidays with the following exceptions:

  • The Aquarium closes at 3pm the day before Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve. 
  • The Aquarium is closed on Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day. 

questions about general admission?

Call us at 716.285.3575 ext 201

ACCESSIBILITY

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add-on experiences

Penguin Encounter
Meet the charismatic characters of Penguin Coast!
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Sea Lion Snapshot
Get a one-on-one photo op with a California sea lion.
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Seal Encounter
Step into the seal exhibit to check out the care and training of our marine mammals.
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Trainer for a Day
Spend the day with an Aquarium trainer for a look at this fascinating career!
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Lead the Feed: Sharks & Rays
Participate in a training and feeding session with our sharks and stingrays.
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Lead the Feed: Arowana & River Ray
Participate in a feeding and training session with some of our most beautiful animals.
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Lead the Feed: Clownfish & Coral
Help feed the animals in our clownfish and coral reef exhibits.
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Aquarium Tours
Head behind-the-scenes to see what it takes to keep our animals happy and healthy.
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GIFT CERTIFICATES

give the gift of aquatic adventure

Need a present that’s sure to offer surprise and delight? eGift Certificates and Gift Memberships are available.

 

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