Buffalo Bucket List Challenge: Meet a Penguin

Aquarium of Niagara

Photo courtesy of Aquarium of Niagara

Getting healthy, nailing that promotion, sorting our your finances – they’re all respectable resolutions. But frankly, they’re boring af, which is why we here at Step Out Buffalo are challenging you to really step out of your comfort zone with the Buffalo Bucket List Challenge. We know it can be difficult to constantly come up with new and exciting ways to enjoy your time here on planet earth, and more specifically Western New York, so we’re doing the work for you. Every Wednesday this year we’ll publish a new Buffalo Bucket List Challenge post with a fun / interesting / exciting / unique “task” to try.


Week 13: Meet a Penguin

Ever wondered what it would be like to hang out with a penguin? The Aquarium of Niagara is offering guests a unique experience to get to know a Humboldt Penguin, and we’re obsessed. You’ll learn about how the aquarium takes care of the penguins, their sense of community, and how to differentiate penguins.  This is truly a once in a lifetime experience to get up close and personal with these beautiful animals and learn about everything the aquarium does to make it a comfortable environment for them. Get goin’, Buffalo!

Aquarium of Niagara

701 Whirlpool St in Niagara Falls

Hours: Monday-Sunday 9am-4:30pm

Price: $65 per person or $55 for members

Details: Encounters are on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am and you must be at least 8 years to experience this encounter.


Where to eat: After your encounter with the penguins, check out Griffon Gastropub for lobster/crabcakes or the blue crab dip.  Their burgers are a great choice, as well.  If you like spice, try their jalapeno cream cheese burger!

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