About us

Bringing Bristol Harbourside to life!

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Discover the wonders of the deep in the heart of the city and explore more than 40 naturally-themed displays that are home to thousands of amazing aquatic creatures including tropical sharks, rays, seahorses, puffer fish, piranhas and so much more.

We’re also the only aquarium in the UK to feature a giant botanical house, known as our Urban Jungle, showcasing hundreds of exotic plant and tree species from around the world.

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Great value

Enjoy unlimited entry all day with your ticket!

Join us for daily talks and feeds as well as a host of different themed events and activities throughout the year, all included in usual admission.

Tickets are discounted when you buy online!

For even better value become an annual member and enjoy the action all year round!

Displays

Please note all displays are subject to change at any time.

Sadly we said goodbye to our giant Pacific octopus, Elsa in May 2015. Giant Pacific octopus live for 2-4 years, with both males and females not living very long after breeding. Females live long enough to tend to their eggs, which can be for weeks or months, and usually die soon afterwards as they do not eat during this period.

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Conservation and Education

From breeding programmes and re-homing to husbandry research and supporting marine conservation, Bristol Aquarium is involved with a whole lot of good!

We like to tell you about it too – from talks to tours we make sure your visit is as educational as possible, you can learn all about marine life and what you can do to help keep them safe! We also offer volunteering opportunities to help enthusiasts get some hands on experience.