Effective Thursday, Oct. 1, the Aquarium of Niagara is raising admission prices to keep up with rising operating costs. New daily admission prices for adults go from $11 to $13 and ticket prices for children will go from $7 to $9.
"This decision was not made lightly," Executive Director Gay Molnar said. "As everyone has seen increases in household expenses, so have we."
Yearly membership for adults is $50 or $75 for a family membership.
"Remember, the aquarium is a not-for-profit institution and our budgets are made by what we bring in the door," Molnar said. "We also have free parking and, with our proximity to the gorge, it is a perfect opportunity to see new exhibits at the aquarium and see the gorge at our beautiful state park."