Aquarium Niagara New York

Family Friendly

Find family-friendly activities to keep your kids busy and happy in and around Niagara Falls. Some of the most popular attractions at Niagara Falls are perfect for families to enjoy together.

Family Activities in Niagara Falls State Park:

Walk around Goat Island to the edge of the Bridal Veil Falls and out to Three Sisters Island.  Bring your lunch and enjoy the picnic grounds on on Goat Island.

While on Goat Island, get up close to the thundering water of the Falls. Tour the Cave of the Winds below the Bridal Veil Falls. The tour includes a brief educational film about the history of harnessing power from Niagara Falls.

Once you’ve left the Island, walk up to the edge of the American Falls at Prospect Point. Your family can get a great view of the Falls from the Observation Tower, which is also where you’ll find the entrance to the popular boat ride, The Maid of the Mist. Experience the crashing waves and breathtaking views as you look up at The Falls from your boat in the lower Niagara River.  Expect to get wet! (raincoats provided)

Check out the interactive displays and theater at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center. Experience hands-on learning about both national and local history.  You can also begin hiking the gorge from trailheads at the Discovery Center.

From fish to penguins to sharks, there is plenty to keep you entertained and fascinated at the Aquarium of Niagara Falls. Penguins, harbor seals and sea lion events are scheduled throughout the day. Walk around the aquarium at your own pace to see the fish, sharks, lake and sea life. The newest exhibit, Aliens of the Sea, explores the fascinating world of Jellyfish

Recommendations Nearby:

Art Alley NF is located at 425 Third Street in Niagara Falls, New York,  This public art display features nearly 20 creative murals for your viewing, free-of-charge.

For history and military buffs, take a trip to Youngstown, New York to see Fort Niagara.

If your children like thrills and adventure, look into taking a family trip on the Jet Boat Tours through the rapids from Lewiston. In the same town, check the schedule of art and theater at Artpark.

Active families can visit Grand Island for two state parks, a fun center and bowling alley.

Tonawanda’s Herschell Carousel Museum allows you to touch, learn about and ride antique merry-go-rounds and carousels.