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Bristol Aquarium’s Café and Shop Re-opening!

March 31, 2021


We are pleased to announce we’ll be opening our café and shop from 12th April! In line with government guidelines, the aquarium itself will remain closed, however we will be opening our café and shop as well as offering children’s birthday parties! Café and Shop The café and shop will be open everyday 10:30am – […]

Re-Opening Plans

March 2, 2021


Bristol Aquarium has experienced extended closure in line with the Government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic 2020/2021. Following the release of England’s ‘road map’ by the government, Bristol Aquarium are very pleased to say that in line with this plan we’re planning to re-open Monday 17th May. Plus, ahead of our full opening, on Monday […]

Bristol Aquarium Loans a Fever of Cownose Rays

February 10, 2021


A fever of three Cownose Rays (Rhinoptera bonasus) has been introduced to the tropical display at Bristol Aquarium. The female rays are on loan from the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, where they were captive bred, to grow in the city centre aquarium’s 350,000 litre tropical tank. Cownose Rays are named so because they have […]

What happens to fish during a lockdown?

January 26, 2021


From crabs to clownfish, all of the animals here at Bristol Aquarium are accustomed to having hundreds of visitors every week to watch and be admired by.

Bristol Aquarium Once Again Temporarily Closed

December 24, 2020


Bristol Aquarium must sadly close its doors again in response to Bristol being put back into tier3 on 26th December 2020 in a bid to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases across the country, and to ease pressures on the NHS.

Christmas Gift Ideas with Bristol Aquarium

November 9, 2020


Bristol Aquarium is home to thousands of marine-life from across the world’s waters; from brightly coloured tropical fish to the native species based right here on the UK shores. There is so much to discover, including a giant botanical house, teeming with a whole variety of interesting plants and trees. We’re all indoors and based […]

Second Temporary Closure for Bristol Aquarium

November 3, 2020


Wednesday 2nd December 2020 Update: Bristol Aquarium will remain closed following the England Lockdown as Bristol enters tier 3 of Covid-19 restrictions. We will remain closed until the tier for Bristol moves down, a government review will take place on the 16th December. We are saddened that our doors remain closed, but our spirits will […]

Spectacular summer orchids

August 3, 2020


Spectacular summer orchids bring the magic of the rainforest to the Aquarium. This summer there are some amazing new orchids flowering in the Bristol Aquarium orchid displays including unusual species from Brazil, Costa Rica and Borneo.

Bristol Aquarium breeds an army of endangered frogs!

July 28, 2020


Bristol Aquarium has successfully bred over 20 endangered Phantasmal poison frogs (Epipedobates tricolor). This is an important conservation breeding as their numbers are in decline in the wild. They grow around 2.5cm and are red/ brown in colour with yellow stripes.

Bristol Aquarium is o’fish’ally Open!

July 7, 2020


Following 103 days of closure, on Saturday 4th July Bristol Aquarium opened its doors to welcome visitors once again and is pleased to report its re-opening went swimmingly!