There’s a notable shift in climate as you enter our Urban Jungle exhibit. Coming in from the chilly British weather, you’re immediately transported to a faraway jungle haven where lush plants blossom and creep around you.
This warm environment is created by our inflatable roof, which acts as a thermal blanket but lets in the sunlight which allows our Urban Jungle to flourish and our trees to grow so tall!
As the only UK aquarium with a botanical house, we ensure that everything is being done to make the exhibit as authentic as possible. Giant plants grow into our Amazon fish tanks where their long roots filter the water. Terrapins nibble at trailing leaves, and freshwater fish swim under fallen branches.
There are plenty of seats where you can relax in the warmth and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
At the Urban Jungle exhibit, you’ll also get to see some of the world’s strangest plants and flowers growing in natural conditions. Brush past huge, sweeping tree ferns and lock eyes with some colourful blooms.
Take a look at our rare tropical orchid displays, courtesy of the orchid laboratories at Writhlington School. If you’re particularly eagle-eyed, you might also be able to spot our nursery full of baby Indian tree saplings, which we are hosting for The Bristol Rainforest.