Galway Atlantaquaria

Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a comprehensive view of the world of water through clear and interesting displays, informed helpful staff and exciting live presentations and animal interaction sessions.

Is mian le Galway Atlantaquaria léargas cuimsitheach ar an saol faoi uisce a sholáthar i dtaispeántais atá soiléir agus suimiúil, le cúnamh foirne atá eolach cuiditheach agus beoléirithe spreagúla. Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a comprehensive view of the world of water through clear and interesting displays, informed helpful staff and exciting live presentations and animal interaction sessions. This is achieved through accurately displaying aquatic life in a manner that reflects their natural habitats, providing an enjoyable and educational environment to learn about the diverse marine ecosystem of Ireland. As Ireland’s largest native species aquarium we strive to ensure that a visit to the aquarium is original and full of wonder for visitors of all ages. As we are Irelands largest Native Species Aquarium, you will find a large selection of animals from the west of Ireland. We have two floors and over 70 exhibits, so there is something for everyone. We offer visitors tours and interactive feeding sessions, as well as special birthday parties for kids and group tours. Family Fun At Galway Atlantaquaria we also run two fun family days every year, these days are usually in June and November. The traditional days include face painting for kids, fun science, creative arts ‘m’ crafts and many more special events. With free parking and excellent disability access we try to ensure that your visit to the Aquarium will be a memorable one, and create wonderful stories that last long after you leave. About our staff Aquarium staff are qualified in the field of marine studies or are experienced biologists. They offer the visitor a unique insight into the Sea and love to share that knowledge. Join us for a tour and hear what they have to say. Education and Science Workshops Galway Atlantaquaria also works with the Explorers Marine Education program for schools and offer annual science workshops for children; typically we run these programs during the summer, School holidays and Easter breaks. Our Summer Science program has been running for the last 11 years and is very popular. See what camps are available now by clicking this link http://www.nationalaquarium.ie/camps.html Beach Safari free event Every year during August the Aquarium run the Beach Safari and this is a great chance for everyone to see what lies under the sand of Grattan beach. We usually advertise this through our Facebook and Website; try to look out for this, as it is great fun. Opening times: We open seven days a week typically from 10 am until 6 pm (please note time changes through the autumn months where we close at 5pm during the week). We hope you enjoy your visit. 10am until 6pm seven days a week during the summer! Off season 10am until 5pm Monday to Friday/Saturday and Sunday 10am until 6pm

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Galway County Galway IE
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Monday Closed Tuesday Closed Wednesday 10a.m.–5p.m. Thursday 10a.m.–5p.m. Friday 10a.m.–5p.m. Saturday 10a.m.–6p.m. Sunday 10a.m.–6p.m.