Learning Lab

Meet our babies!

The Learning Lab is home to a number of Bristol Aquarium’s babies. Get up close to juvenile seahorses, sticklebacks, sole dab and even baby sharks in our nursery displays.


Baby Seahorses

Don’t Miss!

Make sure you take a good luck at the Glass catfish, fascinating creatures that you can see right through! With this display you will also see bamboo fan shrimp, cherry shrimp and celestial pearl danio’s.

Open to all

Open to all visitors and used by schools it is the location of a variety of talks and events throughout the year so keep checking our website for the updated events list.

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Storytelling session at Bristol Aquarium

Rockpool world

Can you spot all the rockpool inhabitants in the Learning Lab? Some are very good at hiding while others have perfected the art of camouflage.


Crab hiding in the Rockpool at Bristol Aquarium

Rockpooling Tip

Don’t cast sudden shadows over a rockpool – you will scare the creatures into hiding!

NEW! Display cabinets packed full of weird and wonderful things

The Learning Lab full of weird and wonderful things

Talk and Feed

Seahorse talk and feed***
Mon, Wed, Fri, 2:30pm

Join us in the Learning Lab as we feed our beautiful pot-bellied seahorses and learn more about this incredible creatures that have fascinated humans for centuries.

***Displays Update 

Our Big Bellied Seahorses are taking a little holiday whilst we do some routine maintenance on their tank. As we are open 364 days a year tasks like this need to be carried out whilst we are open to the public but we are trying to keep it to a minimum – sorry for any inconvenience!

Caution! Our floor surfaces change throughout the aquarium and for safety reasons we advise visitors not to wear stiletto heels during a visit.