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Aquarium of Niagara hikes admission, membership prices

NIAGARA FALLS – The Aquarium of Niagara is raising its admission and membership prices starting Thursday in order to “keep up with rising operating costs.”

The facility’s new daily admission prices will rise $2 to $13 for adults and to $9 for children.

“This decision was not made lightly,” Executive Director Gay Molnar said in a written statement Tuesday announcing the hikes. “As everyone has seen increases in household expenses, so have we.”

Molnar said yearly membership is “still a real bargain” at $50 for adults and $75 for a family.

“Remember, the aquarium is a not-for-profit institution and our budgets are made by what we bring in the door,” Molnar said. “We also have free parking and, with our proximity to the gorge, it is a perfect opportunity to see new exhibits at the aquarium and see the gorge.”