Aquarium of Niagara to resume fall hours this week

Posted at 1:28 PM, Sep 07, 2020

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Starting Tuesday, September 8, the Aquarium of Niagara will resume its autumn hours. The Aquarium will be open from 9am to 5pm daily with special family-friendly incentives on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

On Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the month of September, anyone who shows their school spirit by wearing their school uniform, t-shirt, or jersey will receive a special gift. Families can also participate in a scavenger hunt while at the Aquarium.

“Families across Western New York can explore the Aquarium as an outlet for some of the stressors brought on by implications of the pandemic,” said Executive Director Gary Siddall. “Visitors can experience the wonders of aquatic wildlife while adhering to enhanced safety protocols and guidelines.”

According to details released on Monday, throughout the fall season, the Aquarium will gradually reintroduce in-person experiences and programming with COVID-19 related modifications to ensure the safety of the animals, visitors, and staff.

Starting Saturday, September 12, the Aquarium will resume its penguin and seal interaction programs. Participants will be required to wear masks, be from the same household/party, and maintain 6 feet of distance from Aquarium staff. There will be no hands-on interaction with the animals.

The Aquarium is also offering its “Animal Tales” story time and ambassador animal meet-and-greet both in person and virtually on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 3:30pm.

To learn more about any of the programs, or to purchase tickets,click here.