An aquarium visit soothes the soul with visions of ambling fish and bubbling tanks that call to mind the gestation pods in which all human life begins. Come full circle with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a one-year family membership to the Aquarium of Niagara in Niagara Falls (a $50 value). Each membership includes:
- One year of free admission for family members
- Free admission to special events
- A free subscription to the Sea Star newsletter
- Discounts on aquarium birthday parties
- A 10% discount at the gift shop
- Access to members-only touch tanks, special tours, and classes
- Free and discounted admission to a variety of local venues and attractions
Since its 1965 founding, the Aquarium of Niagara has both entertained and enlightened guests with simulated ecosystems housing a variety of nautical residents. Customers can mingle with saltwater and freshwater fish and extend fins in apology for dropping by unannounced. A weekly schedule of animal activities allows guests to witness animals in action, from California sea-lion training and seal presentations to penguin, shark, and tidal-pool dining rituals. Patrons can head home with a salty souvenir from the gift shop purchased at a discount, a new understanding of diverse aquatic terrain, and a temporary ability to talk to whales.
Aquarium of Niagara
In 1965, a small group of scientists gathered to create artificial seawater at the Aquarium of Niagara. They wanted to open an inland aquarium that could host the same types of sea creatures found on the coast, and so they applied their technology on a large scale. Today, the Aquarium of Niagara pumps this synthetic seawater through tanks hosting a variety of indigenous salt-water dwellers, including sea horses, harbor seals, sea lions, and Navy SEALS. While visitors marvel at both the salt-water and freshwater creatures, they learn about diverse aquatic terrain and conservation efforts. A weekly schedule of animal activities allows guests to witness animals in action, from California sea-lion and goldfish training to penguin and shark feedings.