Bristol Aquarium is based in Millennium Square just off the Bristol Waterfront and is home to many different species of aquatic animals and the UKs only Botanical House. You walk in to the Sunken Shipwreck expedition then in through the Bay of Rays where you can get up close and personal to the string rays. You can then look down upon the Ocean Floor, the Edge of the Rainforest and Coral Seas displays.
Throughout the day Bristol Aquarium have talks and feeds. Currently this starts with an 11:30am Coral Seas talk to hear all about how the sharks and sting rays are trained. This is followed by a 12:30 talk on either sharks or seahorses (depending on the day) and then a 1:30 talk in the Bay of Rays (Arthur loved this). The last event of the day is the “fish feeding frenzy” at 2:30pm in the Amazing Amazon.
During the Summer Holidays Bristol Aquarium also have the “Coral Celebration” with daily talks and feeds and extra activities such as contributing to a Coral Reef Fish Mural. Also, over the Bank Holiday Weekend you can meet the a Mystical Mermaid in her Coral Grotto and listen to some underwater tales.
On 1st September Bristol Aquarium are celebrating Jurassic Park’s 30th Anniversary with a special screening of Jurassic Park. Tickets are £25 per adult and £15 per child and includes access to the aquarium.
Bristol Aquarium have Sensory Awareness Mornings for children and adults that are sensitive to noise and light. These mornings happen once a month and give 3 hours of reduced noise and increased lighting to help enjoy the wonders of the deep more comfortably.
tickets for bristol aquarium
Bristol Aquarium is open all year round and tickets start at £12.35 for children and £19.75 for adults. They are cheaper when purchased online rather than on the day. Under 2’s are free. You can also purchase an annual pass starting at £33.68 for children,