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Aquarium of Niagara resumes fall hours, COVID-19 modified programming

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Tue, Sep 8th 2020 05:15 pm

Beginning today, the Aquarium of Niagara is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The organization will offer special family-friendly incentives on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

On those days throughout the month of September, anyone who shows their school spirit by wearing a school uniform, T-shirt or jersey will receive a special gift. Families can also participate in a scavenger hunt while at the Aquarium of Niagara.

“Families across Western New York can explore the aquarium as an outlet for some of the stressors brought on by implications of the pandemic,” Executive Director Gary Siddall said. “Visitors can experience the wonders of aquatic wildlife while adhering to enhanced safety protocols and guidelines.”

Throughout the fall, the Aquarium of Niagara will slowly reintroduce in-person experiences and programming with COVID-19-related modifications in place to ensure the safety of the animals, visitors and staff.

Beginning Saturday, Sept. 12, the Aquarium of Niagara will resume its daily penguin and seal interaction programs allowing guests to experience close-up encounters with aquarium animals. Participants will be required to wear masks, be from the same household/party, and maintain 6 feet of distance from aquarium staff. There will be no hands-on interaction with the animals. Guests can learn more about the animal interaction program and purchase tickets here.

The Aquarium of Niagara is also offering its “Animal Tales” story time and ambassador animal meet-and-greet both in person and virtually on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 3:30 p.m. Guests can learn more about the “Animal Tales” program here.

For more information about the Aquarium of Niagara, visit www.aquariumofniagara.org.

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