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Attractions of Interest to
Explore & More: a Children's Museum
430 Main St East Aurora, NY
Wed.-Sat. 10-4. Closed on
Unique museum encourages
children to touch as they experiment, discover, play and learn. Designed for
children up to age 10.
Herschell Carousel Factory Museum
North Tonawanda NY 14120-0672
Located in the Children's
Gallery is a small, working, 1940's aluminum carousel. Called a "Kiddie Carousel" in the
Allan Herschell Company catalog, it was created specifically for small children
to ride without the need for adults to accompany them. The horses are child-size
and the machine moves more slowly than a full sized carousel. The Kiddie
Carousel is restricted to children under 43 inches in height.
Toy Town Museum
636 Girard Avenue
East Aurora, NY
Fax (716) 687-5098
100 years of toys, games, music
and literature for children. Fisher Price toy collection from 1930-1970.
Rotating exhibit of various toy collections also.
ToyWorks is an interactive
learning section of the museum for children to explore.
Niagara Aerospace Museum
6929 Williams Road
Niagara Falls NY 14304
Niagara Aerospace Museum is a
new and growing museum. It is dedicated to preserving the history of powered
flight and the man-made thunder that rolled over Niagara on the wings of war
birds. It also recounts some of the history of associated industries such as
Calspan, Cornell Aeronautical Labs, and Moog. The WWII Bell Airacobra, early
helicopters, gasoline and jet engines, and civilian airplanes are on display
Lockport Locks & Erie Canal
210-228 Market Street
Lockport NY 14094
unique two hour cruise which includes "locking through" and being raised the 49
ft. elevation of the Niagara Escarpment (the same one that creates Niagara
Falls) in the only double set of locks on the Erie Canal. You will pass under
bridges that raise straight up, see water cascade over Lockport's famous "Flight
of Five" 1840's locks, and travel through the solid walls of the "rock cut" as
your United States licensed captain describes the architecture, sights, and
folklore along the way.
Aquarium of Niagara
701 Whirlpool St.
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Daily 9-7, Memorial Day-Labor
Day; 9-5, rest of year. Closed Thanksgiving and Dec. 25
Open year round from 9am daily.
Parking is free
Included in New York State
The aquarium displays more than
1,500 aquatic animals ranging from the Great Lakes to the coral reefs and is
home to the state's largest collection of Great Lakes Fish. Visitors can see
California sea lions, sharks, piranha, river otters and more. Highlights include
a colony of endangered Peruvian penguins and an outdoor harbor seal pool. The
penguins are fed daily at 9:30 and 2:30, the seals at 11 and 3:45; sharks and
otters are fed on alternate days at 11:30am.