About Us

Bringing Bristol Harbourside to Life

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Dive into the ocean and discover the wonders of the deep in our colourful aquarium, right in the heart of Bristol. Explore more than 40 naturally-themed displays and spot the thousands of amazing aquatic creatures, including tropical sharks, rays, seahorses, puffer fish, piranhas, and so many more. Wander through our Underwater Tunnel to watch our fascinating marine life swim over your head.

We house a mix of tropical fish from around the world, as well as many that are native to the UK’s waters, so you can get a better understanding of the creatures that live on home shores and further afield.

We’re also the only aquarium in the UK to feature a giant botanical house, known as our Urban Jungle. You can find hundreds of exotic plant and tree species from around the world here, as well as our open-topped Bay of Rays and our Mighty Amazon pool, home to terrapins and freshwater fish.

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Great value

The aquarium is the perfect place to visit with the whole family. Join us for daily talks and feeds, as well as a host of different themed events and activities throughout the year. You can find more details of these on our events calendar page.

Every ticket lets you enjoy unlimited entry all day, with access to talks and events. Book online for discounted ticket prices.

If you can’t get enough of our fishy friends, why not become an annual member so you can visit us all year round!

Displays

The fish and sea creatures in our displays are subject to change at any time, meaning there’s always something new and exciting to see. Our main displays include.

We are pleased to welcome a new giant Pacific octopus to our waters, as of June 2017.

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

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Conservation and Education

From breeding programmes and re-homing, to husbandry research and supporting marine conservation, we make sure we are championing conservation and education across Bristol Aquarium (and beyond!)

We like to tell you about it too – our talks and tours teach you all about marine life and what you can do to keep our oceans and sea creatures safe.

We also offer volunteering opportunities to help enthusiasts get some hands-on experience working with some of the world’s most beautiful and unique creatures.