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Attractions of Interest to Children



Explore & More: a Children's Museum

430 Main St East Aurora, NY 14052


Wed.-Sat. 10-4. Closed on holidays.

Admission charged

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


Fax 716-743-9018

The Carousel:

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


Fax 716-297-4148

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 Tours Inc.

210-228 Market Street

Lockport NY 14094

716-433-6155 or 1-800-378-0352

Fax 716-433-3679

Experience a 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

(716) 285-3575

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

Admission charged.

Handicapped Accessible

Included in New York State Master Pass.

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.


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