Galway Atlantaquaria

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  • Address: Seapoint Promenade, Galway, Ireland
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +353-91585100
  • Fax: +1-091584360
  • Ticket Price: 11 EUR
  • Tags: Aquarium, Family And Kids, Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries

About Galway Atlantaquaria, Galway

They took the term diving head first into the water a little too literally here. The second you walk into the place, you’re plunged into a lobby the walls of which are an aquarium – a splash tank! A “tonne of crashing seawater” simulates the home of the large sea bass – the west coast of Ireland. The main exhibit though, is the ray pool, a flat and shallow sandy tank with five types of rays (Thornback, Spotted, Blonde, Undulate and Painted), all of whom are friendly guys that like to get to know their visitors (yes, it’s a touch pool). The Ocean tank (the largest) houses the predatory Irish fish, including five kinds of shark and also cod and halibut. Look towards the floor for those ever working water janitors – the crabs! Walk around some more, and you’ll come across the skeleton of the second largest mammal that lives – the fin whale. The big guys aren’t all dead though; the Ling, the Bullhuss and the 2m long conger Eel. There are altogether 3 touch pools here that let you get into the personal space of marine life. There’s aslo a large freshwater tank called the Weir that’s a relica of an actual weir at the River Corrib.

The Aquarium also prides itself holding awesome birthday parties. You’d have to make a reservation in advance of course, but the staff go out of their way to make the day fun. Of all the attractions in Galway, this is the one that the country holds dearest to its heart.

Galway Atlantaquaria is a very fun, interactive aquarium of enormous proportions that aims to make everyone’s interaction with aquatic life fun, enjoyable and educational. You can choose to buy tickets for Galway Atlantaquaria online on our ticket booking section, or wait in a long queue to get your hands on a couple of tickets. With our ticket section Galway Atlantaquaria ticket prices too can be accessed in detail and you can opt for tours to combine to your Galway Atlantaquaria tickets. You can also see a multitude of other tickets for Galway Atlantaquaria online too.

Galway Atlantaquaria Information

  • A.k.a National Aquarium of Ireland.
  • This is the only aquarium in the world with a Pacific white skate.

Galway Atlantaquaria Ticket Prices

  • EUR 7.50 for kids 3 to 16.
  • EUR 8 for students and seniors.

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  • 95% of people who visit Galway include Galway Atlantaquaria in their plan

  • 41.93% of people start their Galway Atlantaquaria visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

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  • Great spot, well worth a visit if you're in the area. It's reasonably priced and there's plenty of parking outside. There's a huge variety of marine life on display here. There's also a touch tank where kids can touch the fish and plants, which is a really cool addition. There's feeding times throughout the day that are great to watch. I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It's a fun and educational experience for people of all ages.

  • A lovely but relatively small aquarium which specializes in species of the region. You will find a large collection of fish, crustaceans and other species which could be readily found on a dive anywhere off the Atlantic Coast near Galway but it is presented in a lovely way with free tots and staff that you can tell really love what they are doing. Great place for a day out with the family or as a couple and there is a lovely little place to eat inside as well as ice cream! Once you’re done you can pop out for a walk to Salthill or the strand.

  • This was a small Aquarium with lots of native fish, a gift shop and a fish pet store attached. Ticket prices are very affordable - a student ticket is only €9! Our visit had on the hour every hour tours of the touch pools, the aquarium itself and the feeding of the fish (it varied throughout the day.) The staff were mostly friendly, one man in particular was a great feeding tour guide! Parking is free too. I'd highly recommend a visit here!

  • A great spot for the family. You can wander round at your leisure. Or avail of the knowledgeable guilds on a informative tour.

  • The aquarium itself is nothing spectacular. It pales in comparison to anything you would find in major cities across the world. If you're in Salthill and you have small children, they'll most likely enjoy it but otherwise give this one a miss.

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