Aquarium of Niagara
701 Whirlpool Street
Niagara Falls, New York 14301
Chief purpose of organization:
increase public awareness and stewardship of aquatic ecosystems through stimulating
exhibits, displays, and educational and recreational programs that promote conservation
and support research.
Aquarium has been the center for aquatic education in Western New York since
The living exhibits, featuring many species and habitats of the Great Lakes Region, are
supported by interpretive displays which address Great Lakes issues and concerns.
(Examples are: invasion by exotic species, lamprey eel predation, endangered
species, acid rain.)
Aquarium's educators present programs to students of all ages both in the facility and at
satellite locations through the outreach program.
educators participate in community environmental programs throughout the year. These
include "Science Exploration Days" in conjunction with University at Buffalo,
"Envirothon," (write, proctor, and correct aquatics portion of exam),
"Environmental Conservation Days" at Gasport, Wildlife Festival, National Trails
Aquarium is also the lead agency in local support of the annual "Beach Sweep"
effort, part of the International Coastal Cleanup.