Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Tuesday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Wednesday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Thursday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Friday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Saturday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Sunday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)

Enjoy our variety of blogs featuring all our favourite animals here at Bristol Aquarium, plus a few more that you can learn more about in the wild!

Together we can be educated to help steer the conservation of our waters and share them safely with some incredible animals.

A fin-tastic first date

A fin-tastic first date

Bristol Aquarium has been voted by Bristolians as the top place to go on a first date! The online dating ...

New animal alert – Axolotl fun!

New animal alert – Axolotl fun!

New animal alert! Bristol Aquarium have welcomed a new exhibit to its Edge of the Rainforest zone. Born at one ...

New Giant Pacific Octopus arrival – Summer 2022

New Giant Pacific Octopus arrival – Summer 2022

Bristol Aquarium welcomes its newest member, a Giant Pacific Octopus! Giant Pacific Octopus come from the Northern reaches of the ...

Summer Holidays at Bristol Aquarium

Summer Holidays at Bristol Aquarium

Summer Holidays at Bristol Aquarium ...

The UK’s Most-Streamed Kids Movies Revealed

The UK’s Most-Streamed Kids Movies Revealed

This year, kids have spent more time in front of screens than ever. With schools closed and many outdoor activities ...

Elated to be opening our doors once again!

Elated to be opening our doors once again!

On Monday 17th May, we will be re-opening our doors to welcome visitors and members once again! Following a turmoil ...

Bristol Aquarium’s Café and Shop Re-opening!

Bristol Aquarium’s Café and Shop Re-opening!

We are pleased to announce we’ll be opening our café and shop from 12th April! In line with government guidelines, ...

Re-Opening Plans

Re-Opening Plans

Bristol Aquarium has experienced extended closure in line with the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic 2020/2021. Following the release ...

Bristol Aquarium Loans a Fever of Cownose Rays

Bristol Aquarium Loans a Fever of Cownose Rays

A fever of three Cownose Rays (Rhinoptera bonasus) has been introduced to the tropical display at Bristol Aquarium. The female ...

What happens to fish during a lockdown?

What happens to fish during a lockdown?

From crabs to clownfish, all of the animals here at Bristol Aquarium are accustomed to having hundreds of visitors every ...

Bristol Aquarium Once Again Temporarily Closed

Bristol Aquarium Once Again Temporarily Closed

Bristol Aquarium must sadly close its doors again in response to Bristol being put back into tier3 on 26th December ...

Christmas Gift Ideas with Bristol Aquarium

Christmas Gift Ideas with Bristol Aquarium

Bristol Aquarium is home to thousands of marine-life from across the world’s waters; from brightly coloured tropical fish to the ...

Second Temporary Closure for Bristol Aquarium

Second Temporary Closure for Bristol Aquarium

Wednesday 2nd December 2020 Update: Bristol Aquarium will remain closed following the England Lockdown as Bristol enters tier 3 of ...

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: 12 Easy Changes You Can Make

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: 12 Easy Changes You Can Make

A day doesn’t pass without mention of the environment at the moment, and for good reason. But as stories flood ...

10 Amazing Fish You Can Keep as Pets

10 Amazing Fish You Can Keep as Pets

Thinking of building an aquarium at home? Perhaps your youngster is pleading with you to get a goldfish? While there’s ...

From Stingrays to Skates: Exploring Different Ray Species

From Stingrays to Skates: Exploring Different Ray Species

Photo Credit: Ellie Amos One of the most unusual creatures found in the world’s waters, rays make for some highly ...

Captive Breeding: What Is It and Why Is It Vital for Conservation?

Captive Breeding: What Is It and Why Is It Vital for Conservation?

Around the world, many zoos, aquariums and conservation facilities are investing significant time and money into captive breeding – helping ...

All About the Giant Pacific Octopus

All About the Giant Pacific Octopus

The largest species of octopus found in our seas, the average Giant Pacific Octopus measures about 16 feet in length! ...

A Timeline of Ocean Exploration: Great Voyages and Discoveries

A Timeline of Ocean Exploration: Great Voyages and Discoveries

For centuries, man has been fascinated by the sea, and even today, our oceans continue to hold enduring appeal. Since ...

Bristol Aquarium breeds an army of endangered frogs!

Bristol Aquarium breeds an army of endangered frogs!

Bristol Aquarium has successfully bred over 20 endangered Phantasmal poison frogs (Epipedobates tricolor). This is an important conservation breeding as ...

Bristol Aquarium is o’fish’ally Open!

Bristol Aquarium is o’fish’ally Open!

Following 103 days of closure, on Saturday 4th July Bristol Aquarium opened its doors to welcome visitors once again and ...

Bristol Aquarium is getting ready to re-open!

Bristol Aquarium is getting ready to re-open!

The team at Bristol Aquarium are working hard behind the scenes to get ready to safely re-open our doors under ...

New Species Identified and Named After Iconic Bristol Landmark

New Species Identified and Named After Iconic Bristol Landmark

The zoological team at Bristol Aquarium have identified that the collection’s turbot is a never-before catalogued species. During the current ...

Bristol Aquarium Closes Temporarily In Response to COVID-19

Bristol Aquarium Closes Temporarily In Response to COVID-19

Bristol Aquarium Closes Temporarily in Response to COVID-19 As a precautionary measure and in an effort to protect the health ...

Coronavirus Statement

Coronavirus Statement

Bristol Aquarium would like to reassure visitors that we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of all ...

Bristol Aquarium displays a cute young pufferfish!

Bristol Aquarium displays a cute young pufferfish!

Bristol’s city centre aquarium has a new, young pufferfish on display for visitors to see. The Starry Pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) ...

The Monsters Of The Sea

The Monsters Of The Sea

Did you know that, even with all the technology that we have today, we have more knowledge of space, than ...

Do fish fall in love?

Do fish fall in love?

  As Valentine’s Day approaches we can feel that there is love in the air – but is it in ...

#UnderTheLens Photo Competition

#UnderTheLens Photo Competition

Put your camera skills to the test by taking part in our #UnderTheLens photo competition. Get involved for the chance ...

Giant Grouper at Bristol Aquarium

Giant Grouper at Bristol Aquarium

Bristol Aquarium has added a giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus) to their coral seas display for the first time. The giant ...

Settling in for Winter…

Settling in for Winter…

Here at Bristol Aquarium we’ve updated our Talks and Feeds schedule, as well as changing our Opening Times for the ...

What’s going on at Bristol Aquarium this October Half Term?

What’s going on at Bristol Aquarium this October Half Term?

Looking for things to do in Bristol at Halloween and October Half Term? As ever, we’ve got you covered at ...

The Creepiest Creatures you’ve ever seen!

The Creepiest Creatures you’ve ever seen!

As part of our A’scare’ium event this October half term at Bristol (running from Saturday 26 October to Sunday 3 ...

Bristol Aquarium sadly loses popular puffer fish

Bristol Aquarium sadly loses popular puffer fish

Bristol Aquarium’s popular white spotted puffer fish (Arothron hispidus) has sadly passed away. ...

10 Octopus Facts You Won’t Believe

10 Octopus Facts You Won’t Believe

Famous for having eight arms and a large bulbous head – the octopus has made an underwater name for itself ...

Bristol Aquarium welcomes a side-necked turtle!

Bristol Aquarium welcomes a side-necked turtle!

Bristol Aquarium has welcomed on display a new turtle this week. The side-necked turtle is a new species to the ...

Life of Rays Guide

Life of Rays Guide

Raising an array of rays There’s nothing like a little ray of sunshine to brighten your day. Well, how about ...

Final goodbye to much loved Californian Leopard Shark

Final goodbye to much loved Californian Leopard Shark

Bristol Aquarium is sad to report its resident Californian Leopard Shark, Georgie has passed away this week. The Leopard Shark ...

H2WOAH: 10 Amazing Facts About Water You Need to Know

H2WOAH: 10 Amazing Facts About Water You Need to Know

You may know that water is the one resource we can’t live without, but there’s actually a whole lot more ...

Call out for unwanted toys for octopus training!

Call out for unwanted toys for octopus training!

Bristol Aquarium is asking the public for donations of unwanted hard plastic toys for their giant Pacific octopus to play ...

10 Amazing Jellyfish Facts for Kids

10 Amazing Jellyfish Facts for Kids

Is your little one obsessed with jellyfish? We can relate. Jellyfish are among the most intimidating and intriguing creatures of ...

Celebrate Your 10th Birthday at Bristol Aquarium

Celebrate Your 10th Birthday at Bristol Aquarium

Celebrate Your 10th Birthday at Bristol Aquarium: Competition T&Cs Make your child’s birthday one to remember with a party at ...

Could you observe fifty hours of fish footage for science?

Could you observe fifty hours of fish footage for science?

Bristol Aquarium discovers how Artificial Floating Islands can help create habitats for fish Bristol Aquarium is currently hosting a PhD ...

Bristol’s Pirate History

Bristol’s Pirate History

Bristol’s bloodthirsty history of piracy… Bristol and the South West was home to some of the most famous and ruthless ...

Mermaids: Myth or Reality?

Mermaids: Myth or Reality?

Nobody can say for sure whether mermaids exist or not, because the seven seas are mysterious… ...

Bristol Aquarium invites visitors to take stock

Bristol Aquarium invites visitors to take stock

Our annual stock-take is taking place this weekend (Saturday January 19 to Sunday January 20 2019) with our own version ...

Bristol Aquarium’s ugliest fish gets a female friend!

Bristol Aquarium’s ugliest fish gets a female friend!

A new female has joined Bristol Aquarium’s male Atlantic Wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) which is arguably one of the ugliest fish ...

Endangered Ray Species Welcomed to Bristol Aquarium

Endangered Ray Species Welcomed to Bristol Aquarium

Two juvenile undulate rays (Raja undulata) have taken residence in Bristol Aquarium’s nursery tank to raise awareness of endangered species ...

How Deep is the Ocean REALLY?

How Deep is the Ocean REALLY?

Nothing causes big mysterious waves quite like our oceans. Covering over 70% of the world’s surface and providing depths upon ...

When Life Gets Creepy Under the Sea: Creepy Underwater Creatures

When Life Gets Creepy Under the Sea: Creepy Underwater Creatures

Do we really know what’s beneath the surface of the deep blue sea? It’s not all cute, forgetful Dorys and ...

New ‘baby’ Octopus goes on display at Bristol Aquarium

New ‘baby’ Octopus goes on display at Bristol Aquarium

A new Giant Pacific Octopus has gone on display in Bristol. Aged just over 6 months, the octopus is a ...

Half Term at Bristol Aquarium

Half Term at Bristol Aquarium

It’s not just Halloween taking over this month as SCARY CLAWS and SPOOKY TOURS comes to Bristol Aquarium this half ...

Going Zero Waste – How to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Going Zero Waste – How to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Social media and the news might be waging war against packaging but it’s hard to believe when you walk down ...

Farewell to Bristol Aquarium’s Incredible Octopus

Farewell to Bristol Aquarium’s Incredible Octopus

Bristol Aquarium has very sadly had to say goodbye to Luna, the giant Pacific octopus. After laying her eggs and ...

Back to School: How Schools Can Be More Eco-Friendly

Back to School: How Schools Can Be More Eco-Friendly

There’s something exciting about the freshness of the September air when a new school year begins. It’s a great time ...

Octopus lays hundreds of eggs at Bristol Aquarium

Octopus lays hundreds of eggs at Bristol Aquarium

Bristol Aquarium’s giant Pacific octopus has laid hundreds of tiny eggs on the window of her display tank for visitors ...

Seahorses: Creature Case Study

Seahorses: Creature Case Study

Known as the most romantic creatures in our oceans (and possibly more romantic than us humans), there are 40 different ...

How Bristol Aquarium conserves water and how you can too!

How Bristol Aquarium conserves water and how you can too!

We are proud to help raise awareness for WaterAid! If you take clean water for granted, you’re not alone. Many ...

Ask the Aquarium: Festival of the Fishes

Ask the Aquarium: Festival of the Fishes

Bristol Aquarium is a centre for education, leisure and entertainment. Visitors are inspired by a whole range of things on ...

New Wreckfish dive into Bristol Aquarium’s Sunken Shipwreck!

New Wreckfish dive into Bristol Aquarium’s Sunken Shipwreck!

Bristol Aquarium has introduced a brand new species of deep sea fish to its displays this week. The blue-grey Atlantic ...

Kids for a £quid is BACK at Bristol Aquarium

Kids for a £quid is BACK at Bristol Aquarium

*PLEASE NOTE THIS OFFER HAS NOW EXPIRED – OFFER WAS VALID UNTIL 02/09/2018* Families can make the most of the ...

New shiver of Sharks arrive to the City Centre of Bristol!

New shiver of Sharks arrive to the City Centre of Bristol!

This week, Bristol’s city centre Aquarium, has welcomed three new tropical sharks to it’s collection. Visitors to Bristol Aquarium can ...

Small but Mighty Sharks: Size Isn’t Everything!

Small but Mighty Sharks: Size Isn’t Everything!

When it comes to sharks, everyone is fascinated by the size and power of these sea predators, and the little ...

Shark Species Found in the UK

Shark Species Found in the UK

  Don’t be fooled by the famous sharks you see on the big screen – their fearsome reputation is actually ...

Why You Should Say “No!” to Plastic Straws

Why You Should Say “No!” to Plastic Straws

The UK and the US use a combined total of 550 million plastic straws each DAY – and unfortunately it’s ...

Sea-Creature Sculpture Competition

Sea-Creature Sculpture Competition

Feeling creative? We’re putting it to the test this International Recycling Day! To help raise awareness of the troubling amount ...

10 Fascinating Facts About Rays

10 Fascinating Facts About Rays

Like many aquatic creatures, there’s more to rays (batoids) than meets the eye. With more than 600 different species around ...

How to Plan Your School Trip to an Aquarium

How to Plan Your School Trip to an Aquarium

Although we humans have only dipped our toes when it comes to marine exploration, we have already discovered so much ...

Ask the Aquarium: Sharks in All Sizes

Ask the Aquarium: Sharks in All Sizes

Ask the Aquarium Bristol Aquarium is a centre for education, leisure and entertainment. We share our knowledge of the oceans ...

10 Fascinating Facts About Rays

10 Fascinating Facts About Rays

  Like many aquatic creatures, there’s more to rays (batoids) than meets the eye. With more than 600 different species ...

How to Make Your Weekly Food-Shop More Ocean-Friendly

How to Make Your Weekly Food-Shop More Ocean-Friendly

It’s hard to imagine the extent to which our weekly shop affects the environment, but the collective impact of our ...

Bristol Aquarium welcomes new shark arrivals this Easter!

Bristol Aquarium welcomes new shark arrivals this Easter!

There will be some new sharks in the city this Easter as we welcome a brand new shark species and ...

Bristol Aquarium ‘over the moon’ with Moon Jellyfish breeding success

Bristol Aquarium ‘over the moon’ with Moon Jellyfish breeding success

Bristol Aquarium jelly babies! For the very first time the zoological team here at Bristol Aquarium have successfully bred our ...

Sea Creatures for Kids: How to Bring the Ocean to Your Classroom

Sea Creatures for Kids: How to Bring the Ocean to Your Classroom

Our oceans are fascinating places – experts estimate that they are home to somewhere between 700,000 and 1 million different ...

Bristol Aquarium welcomes a new General Manager with a passion for the ocean!

Bristol Aquarium welcomes a new General Manager with a passion for the ocean!

This week, 32-year-old Fenia Vitali has started her new role at Bristol Aquarium. As keen sailor and senior sailing instructor, ...

How to Be More Environmentally Friendly in 2018

How to Be More Environmentally Friendly in 2018

All you have to do is watch five minutes of the news to know that our planet is changing rapidly. ...

New pajama cardinalfish settle in at Bristol Aquarium this January

New pajama cardinalfish settle in at Bristol Aquarium this January

As we snuggle down in our favourite pyjamas this January, Bristol Aquarium have welcomed a new school of pajama cardinalfish ...

Enjoy 20% off this Christmas Fishes…

Enjoy 20% off this Christmas Fishes…

A Merry Fishmas from Bristol Aquarium!   As part of our Christmas Fishes celebrations we would like to say a ...

Ask the Aquarium: Where have the anemones gone?

Ask the Aquarium: Where have the anemones gone?

Ask the Aquarium Bristol Aquarium is a centre for education, leisure and entertainment. We share our knowledge of the oceans ...

Why Bristol Aquarium Is the School Trip You’ve Been Searching For

Why Bristol Aquarium Is the School Trip You’ve Been Searching For

Finding the perfect school trip can be a difficult task, you have health-and-safety forms and a budget to contend with, ...

A Guide to Taking Care of Your Local Beach

A Guide to Taking Care of Your Local Beach

Visiting the local beach is a fun way to spend the day, but how can you help to protect your ...

The 5 Most Incredible Things an Octopus Can Do

The 5 Most Incredible Things an Octopus Can Do

One of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures, octopuses have continually amazed scientists around the world due to their many spectacular ...

Explore the Ocean: What Lives in a Coral Reef?

Explore the Ocean: What Lives in a Coral Reef?

A coral reef is an underwater eco-system that is composed of a large number of corals. Corals are living creatures ...

5 of the Largest Creatures Living in Our Oceans

5 of the Largest Creatures Living in Our Oceans

An estimated 50-80% of all our planet’s life is found beneath the ocean surface, and the oceans actually contain 99% ...

Pull Your Most Fintastic Pose to Enter Our #BAFishFace Competition

Pull Your Most Fintastic Pose to Enter Our #BAFishFace Competition

Here at Bristol Aquarium, we love exploring the fantastic underwater world. Whether we’re marveling at the fancy features of puffer ...

Grab Our ‘Kids for a £quid’ Offer Before it Swims Away (Summer 2017)

Grab Our ‘Kids for a £quid’ Offer Before it Swims Away (Summer 2017)

Please note this offer is for 2017 and has now expired. Come join us a Bristol Aquarium this summer for ...

Bristol Aquarium responds to The European Commission’s  ‘World Aquariums against Marine Litter’ Campaign

Bristol Aquarium responds to The European Commission’s ‘World Aquariums against Marine Litter’ Campaign

The European Commission is calling all aquariums to educate visitors on the global reality of marine litter in a ‘World ...

5 Facts About Sharks (We Bet You Didn’t Know)

5 Facts About Sharks (We Bet You Didn’t Know)

Sharks are amazing creatures, and so much has been discovered about them in recent years. Despite their ferocious reputation, these ...

5 Things You Can Do to Help Take Better Care of Our Oceans

5 Things You Can Do to Help Take Better Care of Our Oceans

The vast increase in waste and pollution around the globe is having a devastating impact on the environment. But this ...

Endangered Species – What Do You Know?

Endangered Species – What Do You Know?

There are many animals around the world that are classed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as ...

World’s Largest Octopus Species has Arrived!

World’s Largest Octopus Species has Arrived!

This week a giant Pacific octopus, the world’s largest species of octopus, has made Bristol Aquarium its new permanent home. ...

Celebrate H-2-WOAH with Bristol Aquarium this May Half Term

Celebrate H-2-WOAH with Bristol Aquarium this May Half Term

Head to Bristol Aquarium and immerse yourself in the wonders of water at H-2-WOAH this May half term. The harbourside attraction will ...

Get sugar smart this Easter with Bristol Aquarium

Get sugar smart this Easter with Bristol Aquarium

Bristol Aquarium has created a new sugar display to reveal how much sugar is hiding in your collection of eggs ...

Dive into the Deep this Easter!

Dive into the Deep this Easter!

Bristol Aquarium is hosting submarine celebrations this Easter holidays from Saturday 8 to Sunday 23 April 2017 with extra hands ...

Welly Washing Fun at Bristol Aquarium

Welly Washing Fun at Bristol Aquarium

This weekend Bristol Aquarium is hosting Wendy’s Welly Wash Weekend and is giving 15% off to any full paying visitors ...

All female team of scientists at Bristol Aquarium

All female team of scientists at Bristol Aquarium

Bristol Aquarium employs a team of four full time and two part time female aquarists. To celebrate National Science Week ...

ENDANGERED DART FROGS BORN AT AQUARIUM

ENDANGERED DART FROGS BORN AT AQUARIUM

ENDANGERED DART FROGS BORN AT AQUARIUM Delighted aquarists at Bristol Aquarium are celebrating the arrival of dozens of rare phantasmal poison ...

MERMAIDS’ TAILS AT BRISTOL AQUARIUM

MERMAIDS’ TAILS AT BRISTOL AQUARIUM

Visitors to Bristol Aquarium will be able to come face to face with real life mermaids and sea monsters over ...

BRISTOL AQUARIUM INVITING VISITORS TO TAKE STOCK

BRISTOL AQUARIUM INVITING VISITORS TO TAKE STOCK

The annual stock-take is taking place this weekend (Saturday January 14 to Sunday January 15) at Bristol Aquarium with their ...

AQUARIUM TO HOST CITY PREMIERE OF THE ‘MOST IMPORTANT FILM OF OUR TIME’

AQUARIUM TO HOST CITY PREMIERE OF THE ‘MOST IMPORTANT FILM OF OUR TIME’

Bristol Aquarium is to host the premiere of ‘A Plastic Ocean’ on Thursday, 19 January – described as the most ...

Spectacular Window Unveiled

Spectacular Window Unveiled

Bristol Aquarium is delighted to announce the renovation work on the main native marine display is now complete. As a ...

FESTIVE FISH ADD XMAS SPARKLE TO AQUARIUM

FESTIVE FISH ADD XMAS SPARKLE TO AQUARIUM

It’s not just the staff at Bristol Aquarium who are getting ready for Christmas – now it would appear even ...

Seahorses show their true colours as they settle into new surroundings

Seahorses show their true colours as they settle into new surroundings

A sextet of seahorses are undergoing dramatic colour changes as they settle in to their new home at Bristol Aquarium. ...

Christmas gifts for all

Christmas gifts for all

Struggling to find that perfect gift? Treat your friends and family to a memorable time at Bristol Aquarium. Plus there are ...

AQUARISTS SERVE UP MINCE PIE TREAT FOR FISHY RESIDENTS

AQUARISTS SERVE UP MINCE PIE TREAT FOR FISHY RESIDENTS

Aquarists at Bristol Aquarium have been hard at work creating some special marine-themed mince pies for their fishy residents. Staff ...

SEVERED STARFISH LEG GROWING A NEW BODY

SEVERED STARFISH LEG GROWING A NEW BODY

A severed spiny starfish leg is growing itself a new body at Bristol Aquarium. Aquarists discovered the detached leg in ...

Walking Shark Ambles into Bristol Aquarium

Walking Shark Ambles into Bristol Aquarium

A bizarre species of tropical ‘walking’ shark has arrived at Bristol Aquarium. The epaulette shark gets its name from the ...

SKELETOR EEL ADDS EXTRA BITE TO AQUARIUM’S HALLOWEEN EVENT

SKELETOR EEL ADDS EXTRA BITE TO AQUARIUM’S HALLOWEEN EVENT

A suitably spooky skeletor eel is making its first public appearance at Bristol Aquarium in the run up to Halloween. ...

BATTY FISH THAT THINKS IT’S A FLATWORM

BATTY FISH THAT THINKS IT’S A FLATWORM

Bristol Aquarium’s newest arrival is perfect for Halloween – it’s a baby batfish that thinks it’s a poisonous flatworm. The ...

AQUARIUM’S A SUCKER FOR WORLD OCTOPUS DAY

AQUARIUM’S A SUCKER FOR WORLD OCTOPUS DAY

Bristol Aquarium is to celebrate World Octopus Day with a weekend of special events and activities (Saturday, October 8th – ...

THREATENED BABY RAYS THRIVING AT AQUARIUM

THREATENED BABY RAYS THRIVING AT AQUARIUM

A sextet of endangered thornback rays, which were born at the start of the year, are thriving at Bristol Aquarium. ...

EELS ENJOYING NEW BOLT HOLES AT AQUARIUM

EELS ENJOYING NEW BOLT HOLES AT AQUARIUM

Aquarists at Bristol Aquarium have created a purpose-built display filled with holes to accommodate a group of metre-long moray eels. ...

GIANT LOVE-NESTS FOR COURTING CLOWNFISH

GIANT LOVE-NESTS FOR COURTING CLOWNFISH

Giant living anemones are providing a colony of clownfish at Bristol Aquarium with some luxurious new accommodation. The fish, which ...

AQUARIUM WARNS BIG FISH ARE A GROWING PROBLEM

AQUARIUM WARNS BIG FISH ARE A GROWING PROBLEM

Aquarists at Bristol Aquarium are urging people to take care when purchasing exotic fish species. The warning comes after the ...

BRITAIN’S FUNNIEST FISH AT BRISTOL AQUARIUM

BRITAIN’S FUNNIEST FISH AT BRISTOL AQUARIUM

A shoal of bizarre-looking lumpsucker fish has gone on display at Bristol Aquarium. Half a dozen of the fish, which ...

BRISTOL AQUARIUM SHOWCASES LIFE STORY OF FILM STAR FISH

BRISTOL AQUARIUM SHOWCASES LIFE STORY OF FILM STAR FISH

Bristol Aquarium is highlighting the real life story of the fish which inspired the new ‘Finding Dory’ film. The Harbourside ...

Daily Talks, Feeds and Activities!

Daily Talks, Feeds and Activities!

To The Beach! Summer 2016   There is so much to do this summer holidays at Bristol Aquarium. Check out ...

Aquarium Lobster set to be a radio star

Aquarium Lobster set to be a radio star

A lobster from Bristol Aquarium is set to star in a national radio broadcast next week. ‘Satsuma’ a bright orange ...

New Arrival: Bamboo Shark

New Arrival: Bamboo Shark

:: BABY BAMBOO SHARK GETS NEW HOME AT AQUARIUM :: A tropical shark which outgrew its tank in a Worcestershire pet ...

Blue lobster twin

Blue lobster twin

Shell shocked by lobster ‘twin’! Staff were a little shell-shocked this morning and thought they were seeing double when they discovered Charlotte, our bright blue lobster, ...

Jeremy Wade Live

Jeremy Wade Live

Jeremy Wade Live 2016: Behind the Scenes of River Monsters Photo Exhibition WHEN: Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 12pm & 3:30pm ...

Fishy stock take

Fishy stock take

Annual stock take Our annual stock-take is taking place from Saturday January 9th to Sunday January 10th at Bristol Aquarium with ...

River Monsters exhibition

River Monsters exhibition

River Monsters exhibition to open at Bristol Aquarium River Monsters #WhatWeSee From Friday 27 November images from ITV’s hit series ...

Giant eels

Giant eels

New shipwreck home for giant eels  A quartet of giant conger eels are setting in to their new shipwreck home ...

Ghouls lead spooky tours

Ghouls lead spooky tours

Visitors to Bristol Aquarium will be able to experience ghoul-guided Spooky Torchlit Tours after dark on Friday, October 30th. Accompanied ...

Horrible fun!

Horrible fun!

Horrible half-term fun at Bristol Aquarium!     Visitors to Bristol Aquarium are being invited to take part in a ...

Four octopuses!

Four octopuses!

AQUARIUM TO SET ‘IQ TESTS’ FOR QUARTET OF OCTOPUS     A quartet of curled octopus is to be set a ...

Deadly Scorpionfish

Deadly Scorpionfish

Deadly ‘seaweed’ with fishy sting it the tail     A bizarre-looking venomous fish which disguises itself as seaweed has ...

Millennium Car Park Closure

Millennium Car Park Closure

Due to a fire that broke out in the nearby Millennium Square car park it will be temporarily closed until ...

Exotic Jellyfish

Exotic Jellyfish

Exotic new jellyfish spotted at Bristol Aquarium      An exotic new species of jellyfish has gone on display for ...

Giant snails

Giant snails

Aquarium adds giant snails to Botanical House A quintet of the world’s largest species of snail has gone on display ...

Baby sticklebacks

Baby sticklebacks

Bristol-born stickleback babies go on display  More than a dozen captive-bred stickleback babies have gone on display in a special ...

Sid storms it

Sid storms it

Shipwrecked Sid goes down a storm at aquarium  Younger visitors enjoyed sea shanties and storytelling sessions with ‘Shipwrecked Sid’ at ...

Mermaid success

Mermaid success

Mermaid Monday a big success at Bristol Aquarium Visitors to Bristol Aquarium were mesmerised by two magical mermaids on Monday. ...

Summer fun

Summer fun

There’s an action-packed programme of special events and activities taking place throughout the summer at Bristol Aquarium. Visitors will be ...

Water Museum

Water Museum

Aquarium samples added to travelling museum  Samples of water from Bristol Aquarium have become the latest additions to an extraordinary ...

Luxury Pad

Luxury Pad

Luxury pad for Rubber Frog and Crocodile Skink  A rubber frog and crocodile skink have been given a luxurious new ...

Aquasnaps exhibition

Aquasnaps exhibition

NEW AQUARIUM EXHIBITION AIMS TO INSPIRE ‘AQUA SNAPPERS’ A new exhibition featuring the work of photographer and aquarist Jake Graham ...

Going Mobile

Going Mobile

Bristol Aquarium will hitting the streets with their mobile rockpool during the Festival of Nature at the weekend (June 13th-14th). ...

Going Deep Blue

Going Deep Blue

Bristol Aquarium will be showcasing some of the marine world’s most impressive inhabitants as part of their new ‘The Deep ...

Spiny lobsters

Spiny lobsters

Quintet of spiny lobsters have arrived! A rare type of lobster which is normally found in the Mediterranean has gone ...

Top 5 eggs!

Top 5 eggs!

As it’s Easter we’ve egged on our aquarists here at Bristol Aquarium to come up with their Top Five Favourite ...

Marathon challenge

Marathon challenge

AQUARIST TO TAKE ON MARATHON CHALLENGE FOR MARINE CHARITY An aquarist at Bristol Aquarium has been using her daily tours of ...

Extreme diver joins team

Extreme diver joins team

An extreme cave diver who has spent the last three months exploring under the ice in Antarctica is the new ...

Easter Eggs-travaganza!

Easter Eggs-travaganza!

From baby rays and newborn seahorses to eggs-traordinary shark egg-cases and a special live guest appearance from members of the ...

Elsa book star!

Elsa book star!

AQUARIUM’S GIANT OCTOPUS TO BECOME SCI-FI STAR A giant octopus from Bristol Aquarium is set to have a starring role on ...

Mermaid’s spotted!

Mermaid’s spotted!

Visitors to Bristol Aquarium will be able to come face to face with a pair of real life mermaids over ...

Apple Snails

Apple Snails

A trio of apple-sized snails are settling in to their new home at Bristol Aquarium after being donated by a ...

SEXY SHRIMPS!

SEXY SHRIMPS!

SEXY SHRIMPS ON SHOW AT BRISTOL AQUARIUM A quartet of ‘sexy shrimps’ has gone on show at Bristol Aquarium for the ...

Fishy Census

Fishy Census

** AQUARIUM COMPILES FISH-LIST FOR NEW YEAR STOCK TAKE ** A New Year stock-take with a difference is taking place ...

Santa’s sprouts’ treat

Santa’s sprouts’ treat

Santa Claus paid a surprise visit to Bristol Aquarium to deliver some unusual gifts in the shape of Brussels sprouts ...

Jelly babies

Jelly babies

Bristol Aquarium is awash with dozens of juvenile jellyfish. The horde of moon jellyfish, known as a ‘smack’ were donated ...

Merry Fish-mas!

Merry Fish-mas!

There’s a fun-packed programme of festive themed events and activities taking place at Bristol Aquarium over the Christmas Holidays (Saturday, ...

Starfish stampede

Starfish stampede

Bristol Aquarium is awash with close to a century of spiky starfish. The five-legged invertebrates have been donated to the ...

COMPETITION: Name baby shark

COMPETITION: Name baby shark

Bristol Aquarium is inviting visitors to come up with a name for their newly-arrived baby catshark. The tiny shark, a ...

Hermit crab ‘twin’

Hermit crab ‘twin’

Hermit crab ‘twin’ leaves staff shell-shocked Shell-shocked staff at Bristol Aquarium thought they were seeing double when they discovered Herman, ...

Deeply Creepy at Bristol Aquarium

Deeply Creepy at Bristol Aquarium

Bristol Aquarium is inviting visitors to enjoy a Deeply Creepy experience during the October Half Term Holidays (Saturday, October 25th ...

Fish undergoing sex change

Fish undergoing sex change

Visitors to Bristol Aquarium are having the unique opportunity of watching a fish change sex before their eyes. The rarely-seen ...

Lionfish take pride of place

Lionfish take pride of place

A pride of venomous lionfish has gone on display at Bristol Aquarium. Six of the brown and white striped fish ...

Aquarium crabs prove prickly customers

Aquarium crabs prove prickly customers

A septet of spiky spider crabs has gone on display at Bristol Aquarium. The impressive-looking crustaceans were transferred to the ...

Marketing Manager swaps palace for plaice

Marketing Manager swaps palace for plaice

Bristol Aquarium has appointed a new Sales and Marketing Manager as part of its ongoing development plans. Postgraduate Sarah Moore ...

Fin-tastic Fishy Photo Competition!

Fin-tastic Fishy Photo Competition!

AQUARIUM INVITES VISITORS TO CATCH FISH ON CAMERA We’ve launched a digital photographic competition to mark National Camera Day which ...

Endangered frogs born at aquarium

Endangered frogs born at aquarium

Delighted aquarists at Bristol Aquarium are celebrating the arrival of dozens of rare phantasmal poison frogs – believed to be ...

Shark Week

Shark Week

VISITORS INVITED TO GET THEIR TEETH IN TO SHARKS’ WORLD Visitors to Bristol Aquarium will have the chance to immerse ...

Smack of Jellyfish

Smack of Jellyfish

SMACK’ OF JELLYFISH AT BRISTOL AQUARIUM Bristol Aquarium is awash with dozens of jellyfish as part of a captive breeding ...

Slugs Snails and Beer!

Slugs Snails and Beer!

LOW-ALCOHOL BEER’S A SURPRISE HIT WITH AQUARIUM’S SLUGS AND SNAILS Garden staff at Bristol Aquarium have been carrying out an ...

Aquarium hopes Salamanders will get on like a house on fire

Aquarium hopes Salamanders will get on like a house on fire

A pair of European fire salamanders are settling in to a new home at Bristol Aquarium. Aquarists at the Harbourside ...

FEED AMAZONIAN GIANTS AT BRISTOL AQUARIUM

FEED AMAZONIAN GIANTS AT BRISTOL AQUARIUM

Visitors to Bristol Aquarium are being invited to come face to face with some real river monsters as part of ...

TOPSY TURVY WORLD OF BIZARRE SHRIMPFISH

TOPSY TURVY WORLD OF BIZARRE SHRIMPFISH

A shoal of bizarre needle-like fish that spend their lives standing on their heads is the latest attraction at Bristol ...

AQUARIUM COMPILES FISH-LIST FOR NEW YEAR STOCKTAKE

AQUARIUM COMPILES FISH-LIST FOR NEW YEAR STOCKTAKE

A New Year stock-take with a difference is taking place from Saturday January 11th to Sunday January 12th at Bristol ...

CHRISTMAS TREAT FOR CATFISH

CHRISTMAS TREAT FOR CATFISH

Bristol Aquarium’s shoal of giant catfish are enjoying a selection of special festive treat in the shape of spirulina mince ...

MERRY FISHMAS AT BRISTOL AQUARIUM

MERRY FISHMAS AT BRISTOL AQUARIUM

There’s a fun-packed programme of festive themed events and activities taking place at Bristol Aquarium over the Christmas Holidays (Saturday, ...

‘SANTA CLAWS’ THAWS OUT AFTER BIG FREEZE

‘SANTA CLAWS’ THAWS OUT AFTER BIG FREEZE

A giant crab which spent five days in a fridge is making a miraculous recovery at Bristol Aquarium. The huge ...

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