Must See Attractions
Since its birth over thirty seven years ago as the "First Inland Oceanarium", the Aquarium of Niagara has seen over 7.5 million visitors, tourists, teachers, and students pass through its doors. It was the first aquarium to use synthetic seawater to exclusively maintain marinelife. More than forty exhibits showcase 1,500 aquatic animals from around the globe.
The Aquarium of Niagara is one of only 17 institutions in North America to house a colony of the endangered Peruvian penguin. Two daily penguin feedings provide visitors an opportunity to "Meet the Keeper" and learn about these fascinating aquatic birds!
The Buffalo Museum of Science, through collections, research, education and interpretation, provides opportunities for all people to develop a scientific understanding of the natural and cultural world with an emphasis on the Greater Niagara Region. The Museum challenges everyone to use their knowledge of science to enhance respect for each other and the environment.
The Buffalo Zoological Gardens is the nation's third oldest zoo. Located in 23.5 acres of beautiful Delaware Park, the Buffalo Zoo exhibits a diverse collection of wild and exotic animals, and more than 320 different species of plants. Animals on exhibit include the lowland gorilla troop, rhinoceros, hyenas, polar bears, and many more. Open year-round, the Zoo is a constant source of both education and entertainment for individuals and families throughout Western New York.
Experience over 100 rides, shows and attractions in a clean, park like setting. You'll enjoy rides for all ages from kiddy rides to thrill rides including the spectacular ride Chaos, Up, Up & Away Balloon, Sea Ray, Patriot, Giant Gondola Wheel, Super Sizzler, Wildcat Coaster and "The Silver Comet"...the newest classic wooden coaster in Western New York!
Toy Town USA Foundation of East Aurora, NY, is a not-for-profit organization formed in 1987 to promote and preserve the toy heritage of Western New York and beyond through museum exhibits, educational and toy making programs, an annual toy festival, a research library and a gift shop specializing in collectibles.
The Toy Town Museum occupies 8,000 square feet and showcases a permanent collection of Fisher-Price Toys as well as changing exhibits throughout the year. The Museum also features a theater, research library and reading area. An open art gallery area displays original artowrk of many Fisher-Price toys in their earliest stages. The Museum Gift Shop carries a wide variety of unique toys, gifts, and collectibles.