The Aquarium of Niagara Falls has been a long time attraction in Niagara Falls having opened as a privately owned corporation on June 12, 1965. It was then considered a state of the art in-land Aquarium and with good reason.
Founded by a small group of chemists and scientists to introduce an artificial seawater, the Aquarium of Niagara Falls quickly became a model for the operation of inland aquariums throughout the country.
The new technology was applied for the first time on a large scale in the preparation, handling and management of synthetic seawater. This development made the Niagara Falls Aquarium more than a tourist destination, but it served that purpose as well.
The Aquarium of Niagara Falls features many aquatic delights and educational displays. Among them is an outdoor sea lion exhibit that features both a pool for underwater exercise and a “beach” area for the sea lions to sunbath.
There is also a large circular sea lion “pool” inside the Aquarium of Niagara Falls of which is the focal point the minute you enter the front door. There are regularly scheduled shows where trainers demonstrate the various sea lion behaviors and antics.
Another favorite of the Aquarium of Niagara Falls is the Peruvian penguin display. The Aquarium of Niagara Falls has had great success in breeding these adorable natives of South America and often feature newly hatched chicks.
These cute creatures who appear to be waddling around in tuxedos have entertained visitors for decades. Their ability to adapt to their surroundings and breed has kept them in the news throughout Western New York.
The Aquarium of Niagara Falls also has a wide variety of both fresh and salt water species. In fact, many of the fish who occupy the Great Lakes region are on display in their natural setting. You can also see sharks, electric eels and sea turtles.
The Aquarium of Niagara Falls is a great day trip while staying in the Niagara region and reasonably priced.