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get to know the local ecosystem


get to know the local ecosystem


Join us on the third Sunday of each month for a FREE I-hour guided walking tour of the Niagara Gorge on the trail system that surrounds the Aquarium. Each month, you’ll hear stories and interact with our local environment and the animals that call it home. Breathe in the smells of a changing season, hear the sounds of local species, and spot signs of life hiding in plain sight, all with the guidance of an Aquarium educator.

The trails are paved, mostly flat with moderate inclines in some areas, and easy to navigate; however, closed toe shoes are recommended. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Families and friends of all ages are welcome! There is no fee for this event, but pre-registration is strongly recommended.

We will meet at Whirlpool Commons in front of the Aquarium at 10:30am.


When: Sunday, September 10th
September is about making a positive impact on our local ecosystems. Discover how humans interact with environment and see how our impact has affected the surroundings we see today. This event is a lead up to our Coastal Clean-Up Day.


When: Sunday, October 15th
In October, scary stories are everywhere, and they usually include two things: a monster and scary ambiance. This ambiance might include a spooky sound, a cobweb, or even an ominous tree! For the month of October, we will learn about some of the trees around us and try to find the eeriest on our way.


When: Sunday, November 19th
In November, the environment around us changes. We will focus on the colors and textures that give us clues as to what is happening. Using these colors and textures, we can create stories of change through artwork.


When: Sunday, December 17th
For the month of December, we will focus on the animals overwintering here and the stories their tracks tell.


When: Sunday, January 21st
For the month of January, we will focus on the winter season. If there is enough snow, we will use snowshoes to enjoy the trail. (Snowshoes will be provided)


When: Sunday, February 18th
For the month of February, in partnership with the Birds on the Niagara International Bird Festival, we will focus on overwintering birds. Binoculars will be provided for participants to borrow.

  • Friends and family of all ages are welcome. 
  • There is no fee for this event, but we kindly ask that you pre-register. 

One Sunday/Month, 10:30-11:30 am
1 hour
All ages
Outdoor friends


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From seasonal celebrations and animal-centric soirees to fundraisers and educational opportunities, special events offer so many ways to experience the Aquarium.