Galway Atlantaquaria

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    A fun and hassle free way to celebrate birthdays with can unforgettable experience for youngsters of all age groups.

National Aquarium of Ireland Seapoint Promenade Salthill Galway City Galway Ireland
Mon-Fri: 10am - 5pm | Sat-Sun 10am - 6pm
Adult - EUR 12.00 Child - EUR 7.50 Family - EUR 33.00
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National Aquarium | Things to do in Galway | YourDaysOutIreland's largest native species aquarium is set over two floors with over 70 exhibits designed to display the wealth of life along the Atlantic coast of Ireland.

You can enjoy guided tours of our marine species from the Atlantic and learn more about animal conservation, life, marine heritage and Ocean literacy.

Galway Atlantaquaria / National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a comprehensive view of the world of water by accurately displaying aquatic life in a manner that reflects their natural habitats and providing an enjoyable and educational environment to learn about the diverse marine ecosystem of Ireland with nteresting displays, informed helpful staff and exciting live presentations and animal interaction sessions.

As Ireland's largest aquarium we strive to ensure that a visit to the aquarium is original and full of wonder for visitors of all ages and abilities.

Take A Tour Of Galway Aquarium, or just enjoy at your leisure, talks throughout the day include ' Big Fish' feeding, touch pool tours and fresh water fish feeding. Aquarium staff are on hand to assist and answer questions.

Admission is for a full day so you can come and go throughout the day.

Fish Feeding and Tour Times

Daily

  • 1:00pm Fresh Water Fish Feeding | Assemble at Weir Tank upstairs
  • 3:00pm Big Fish Feeding | Assemble at Ray Pool downstairs
  • 4:00pm Small Fish Feeding | Assemble at Ray Pool downstairs

Weekends & Holidays

  • 11:00am Small Fish Feeding | Assemble at Ray Pool downstairs
  • 12:00pm Touch Pool Tour | Assemble at Touch Pools upstairs
  • 1:00pm Fresh Water Fish Feeding | Assemble at Weir Tank upstairs
  • 2:00pm Touch Pool Tour | Assemble at Touch Pools upstairs
  • 3:00pm Big Fish Feeding | Assemble at Ray Pool downstairs
  • 4:00pm Small Fish Feeding | Assemble at Ray Pool downstairs
  • 5:00pm Touch Pool Tour | Assemble at Touch Pools upstairs

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Birthday Parties at Galway Atlantaquaria

Galway Atlantaquaria parties are a fun and hassle free way to celebrate birthdays in a safe controlled environment and will provide an unforgettable experience for youngsters of all age groups.

Your party package includes:

  • 2 hours of fun
  • A dedicated Party Host & Guided Tour of the aquarium where children will get an opportunity to feed the fish, hold starfish and spider crabs.
  • Birthday Tea & Treasure Hunt
  • Free admission for 2 adults
  • A present for each child
  • A family day pass for the birthday child to use on a future visit
  • Free party invitations, plates etc.
  • Price €16 / child

​Minimum of 8 children required, maximum 14. Recommended ages 5-10

School Tours & Education

Galway Atlantaquaria have a very strong emphasis on promoting STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) through our ocean literacy programmes. As a STEM centre for over eleven years, we have great knowledge and experience in delivering a range of programmes for young people in education.

Discover Primary Science and Maths

During this interactive tour, study some of Ireland's marine and freshwater sea life, get the opportunity to interact with local marine species and feed some of our fish. Cost from €6.75 per student.

Galway Field Studies Centre

​Galway Field Studies Centre aims to connect students with their natural world using habitats found throughout Galway City. 

Educational Tours

Expert guides can tailor talks and workshops suitable for Primary and Secondary schools, Third-Level colleges, team building and coprporate groups. Cost from €5.00 each.

Explorers Education Programme

The Explorers Education Programme provides fun lesson plans, resources and activities for primary school teachers to inspire their student’s interest and knowledge in our ocean, marine environment, species and seashores.

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General Admission

  • Adult:.€12.00
  • Child: €7.50
  • Senior: €8.50
  • Student (with ID): €9.00

Children ages 2 and under are free

Family Tickets

  • 2 Adults and 1 Child: €30.00
  • 1 Adult and 2 Children: €22.00
  • 2 Adults and 2 Children: €33.00
  • Additional Child: €4.50

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times!

Become a Member of Galway Atlantaquaria

Fancy being a part of the Team?

You can enjoy Atlantaquaria membership from 3 months! Membership entitles you to free access to Atlantaquaria and 10% discount in the Lighthouse Gift Shop. Membership is currently under review, please call 091 585 100 for more info. ​Please Note: Membership is not transferrable

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