Niagara Falls is known for many things, most of which involves the powerful falls of course. But what drives those falls, the water and the creatures with in it are the emphasis of the Aquarium of Niagara.
The aquarium is an interactive aquarium full of sharks, and fish of various colors and sizes, even an octopus who is notorious for escaping! The exhibits contained within include how nocturnal fish can see at night, and how krill and algae factor into the well being of large animals like whales. The main piece of the aquarium has to be the sea lion show. It is full of tricks, fun, and lots of smiles all this at a new 100,000 gallon central tank. We were able to time our visit in such a way that we were able to see the sea lion feeding as well as the show, both of which brought the experience full circle. My son had such a good time visiting and seeing all the sea animals and marine life.
Coming up on Saturday December 21, 2013, is the “Season of Giving“, during which the aquarium will be collecting amenities and supplies for American Troops in Afghanistan.
Details about the event can be found at http://www.aquariumofniagara.org/