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make your event unforgettable


make your event unforgettable


Treat your guests to an atmosphere unlike anywhere else in Western New York. The Aquarium offers both event room and whole-facility rentals, and we can create a customized experience to suit your individual needs.

event room rental

Our newly renovated event room features an entire wall of windows and direct access to our spacious outdoor deck. Fully equipped with a projector and a/v technology, this space is ideal for corporate retreats, meetings, showers, and small parties.


  • Access to the public gallery for all guests
  • Reserved viewing sea lion show viewing for up to 25 guests
  • Capacity for up to 75 people (60 people seated)
  • 2-hour exclusive event room access (or longer for an additional fee)

whole-facility rentals

Host your event among the Aquariums exhibits, surrounded by more than 100 species of aquatic life. A whole-facility rental includes exclusive access to our entire public gallery, the event room, and outdoor deck space. Whole-facility rentals can accommodate up to 300 people and are ideal for weddings and large parties. Rentals are available after normal operating hours. Early closure to the general public is available for an additional fee.

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In this hands-on encounter, guests will have the opportunity to physically interact with marine invertebrates like sea stars, sea urchins, and hermit crabs while learning about these interesting animals.

Meet one of the Aquarium’s freshwater turtles. In this presentation-style encounter, guests will have the opportunity to see the turtle’s unique traits up-close, learn about their natural habitats and behaviors, and even touch their shell.

Watch as our rescued/non-releasable sea lions glide through the water and demonstrate their amazing adaptations and athletic prowess. You’ll hear about their incredible stories of resilience and learn how you can help their wild counterparts. Sea lion show viewing takes place both on our first and second levels.

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