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Aquarium of Niagara planning to expand

Posted at 11:35 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 23:35:08-05

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Aquarium of Niagara is eyeing to make big changes.

“We've run out of a bit of room to renovate. So, this will require a need to increase the size of the aquarium,” said Gary Siddall, the executive director of the aquarium.

The heads of the aquarium introduced a new master plan that includes goals for the next 3-5 years.

Those goals include new exhibits for the seals, a larger footprint and trying to make the aquarium more of a tourist destination. To make this all happen, the director of the aquarium say they’ll need the community’s help. The idea of expanding is one that the Niagara Falls mayor believes can only help tourism in his city.

“How do we expand the tourist season beyond that period that everybody focuses on? So, with attractions like this, and others that are in the development stage, we hope to expand the experience of Niagara Falls beyond just the spring, summer, and early fall,” said Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino.