Galway Atlantaquaria

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  • 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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  • Galway Atlantaquaria Address: Seapoint Promenade, Galway, Ireland
  • Galway Atlantaquaria Contact Number: +353-91585100
  • Galway Atlantaquaria Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Galway Atlantaquaria Price: 11 EUR
  • Best time to visit Galway Atlantaquaria(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • 58.18% of people who visit Galway include Galway Atlantaquaria in their plan

  • 33.33% of people start their Galway Atlantaquaria visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Galway Atlantaquaria

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

58.87% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Galway Atlantaquaria

People normally club together Salthill Promenade and Hall Of The Red Earl while planning their visit to Galway Atlantaquaria.

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  • Really enjoyed my visit here!! There was lots of information and I learned lots. They had some science based interactive activities for kids with information and I thought it'd be better if they aimed to have more of this. There were a few tanks that were unfortunately empty with no sign to inform this, but others had signs. I had to stare for ages too before I could tell because some fish were nearly invisible or camouflaged--they should have a sign to say this too. Was worth a visit though and they stamp your hand so you have access all day which is great because there's so much information so you can take a break and return if you wish.

  • Excellent place to bring the family. Terrific value for money. The guides need mics as they're difficult to hear when it's busy. Great cafe with amazingly fast service.

  • Well worth a trip especially for young families. Very educational. Spent a lot longer than I had anticipated here. Very enjoyable. Once you pay you can come and go as you please which is great if you want to go for a bit of lunch.

  • My 12 yr old enjoyed this and especially being allowed help feed certain fish. The staff are friendly and well informed about all the fish. A very relaxing spot to visit. Visit the souvenier shop or have a cuppa at the end in the lovely restaurant on the way out

  • Love the aquarium 😀 my 3 girls can touch the fishes and crabs. ..allways lovely staff members answering tons of questions without loosing the patience. ..well worth the money and travel. ..

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