Galway AtlantaquariaCurrently Closed
- Address: Seapoint Promenade, Galway, Ireland
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +353-91585100
- Fax: +353-091584360
- Ticket Price: 11 EUR
- Tags: Aquarium, Family And Kids, Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries
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.
- A.k.a National Aquarium of Ireland.
- This is the only aquarium in the world with a Pacific white skate.
- EUR 7.50 for kids 3 to 16.
- EUR 8 for students and seniors.
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57.74% of people who visit Galway include Galway Atlantaquaria in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
33.33% of people start their Galway Atlantaquaria visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Galway Atlantaquaria
58.87% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Galway Atlantaquaria
Always an enjoyable experience, the team here work very hard to ensure things run well. They're also great for being involved in community efforts such as beach cleans etc. Just won a few awards recently too so glad to see the hard work has been paying off
Enjoyable place to spend parts of the day. Great that you can go in and out for the whole day if you like. Especially impressed with Pete who spent ages with my 3 kids explaining about the fish and answering all their questions.
Took toddler not a whole lot for her to do or see. They could have a larger variety of tropical fish as our local pets shop has more color. We did spot the very large lobster and eel.
This was such a disappointment. Nearly €30 wasted in my opinion. Go to Dingle if you want to see a real aquarium! They keep it very clean and you can watch the otters and penguins eat. It may look small outside, but it’s by far the best aquarium I’ve been to.
Great view of fish from around the coast and waterways. Very knowledgeable staff giving talks throughout the day