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It's a parade of reptiles at Aquarium of Niagara for annual 'Reptile Experience'

by jmaloni


Tue, Nov 4th 2014 07:40 pm
Pictured is a visitor from Jeff Musial's menagerie of cold- and warm-blooded friends.
Pictured is a visitor from Jeff Musial's menagerie of cold- and warm-blooded friends.

It's not all creepy crawlies when Jeff Musial of Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics makes his annual appearance at the Aquarium of Niagara.

From noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, kids and parents alike are welcomed to experience reptiles from all over the world, plus a few furry friends, too.

A regular at the Aquarium of Niagara, Musial's collection has grown over the years to include more snakes, reptiles and other cold- and warm-blooded animals. He has since had much success as a guest on popular television programs including "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Today" on NBC. Musial is an animal expert with an exuberant passion for educating people of all ages about creatures large and small.

Visit with all of Musial's Nickel City Reptile and Exotics guests during show times at 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. Critter encounters will be held in the second level Community Room. Regular sea lion demonstrations will be held in the main pool throughout the afternoon. The Aquarium of Niagara's own seahorses, poison dart frogs, octopus, sea lions, seals, penguins and more also are on display.

As always, members are free to enjoy this special event without additional cost. The "Reptile Experience" is included in the Aquarium of Niagara's regular admission for non-members.

Aquarium hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $10.50 for adults, $6.75 for children and $9.25 for seniors. Children ages 2 and under are free.

For more information about this community event or any others at the Aquarium of Niagara, call 716-285-3575, ext. 206. Yearlong memberships will be available to purchase in the FINesse gift shop. An Aquarium of Niagara membership allows free admission for a whole year.

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