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Aquarium of Niagara
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  • Aquarium of Niagara
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  • New York Niagara Falls 14301 701 Whirlpool St,
  • distance [서울]from 10,669.6km
The Aquarium of Niagara is a not-for-profit aquarium in Niagara Falls, New York. Originally privately owned and founded by a group of chemists and other scientists, it opened on June 12, 1965. Ownership was transferred to a non-profit foundation, the Sea Research Foundation, in 1977, and then to the Niagara Aquarium Foundation in 1994.[1] The aquarium's stated mission is "to broaden the public’s awareness of aquatic ecosystems through innovative and stimulating exhibits, displays, and educational and recreational programs that promote conservation and support research."[2]

Animals on display at the aquarium include Humboldt penguins, California sea lions, harbor seals, sharks, freshwater turtles, sturgeon, sea horses, and other freshwater and saltwater fish.[3][4] There is also a tidal pool exhibit.[5] The building houses over 1,500 aquatic animals.[6] The aquarium is located in a circular building approximately 200 meters from the Niagara River. A mural on the exterior by Wyland, the "Whaling Wall", depicts marine life.[6]

The Aquarium of Niagara hosts sleepovers for scout and school groups, as well as birthday parties.[7][8] For an extra fee, visitors can book encounters with harbor seals or penguins.[4] There are also internship and volunteer programs.[9][10]