Education at Bristol Aquarium

Adventure through the world’s oceans

We welcome schools, youth groups and clubs to Bristol Aquarium. With over 40 naturally-themed displays and thousands of aquatic creatures across geographical zones, Bristol Aquarium offers a fun and inspirational day out for all ages.

Curriculum-Supported Aquarium Guided Tour

Enjoy a self-guided tour of Bristol Aquarium or for a small additional charge be taken on an undersea adventure with your own guide!

Educational Aim: The guided tour package is a developed educational programme aimed at equipping children with scientific facts about our animals as well as implications for the environment through delivering key conservation messages. With expert knowledge and help spotting those incredible species, enjoy an immersive experience learning about fascinating creatures from under the sea!

Download our Primary Education Document to find out how our tour fits in with the national curriculum

Aquarium Guided Tour Features:

  • Approximately 1hour 15minutes of educational fun
  • Tailored tour to a selection of themes or topics
  • An interactive workshop half way round your tour, keeping the children alert and engaged throughout. Workshops vary from tour to tour and can be tailored to include:
    • Touch shark teeth and learn all about these masters of the sea
    • Crustaceans are fascinating! Touch lobster moults and find more about these amphibious creatures
    • Hold bleached coral and understand how they are such an important part to an underworld ecosystem
    • Have fun seeing how many children it takes to hold our replica giant squid arm across the room!

With space for lunch and activity sheets available to print and bring too – Bristol Aquarium promises to be a memorable experience for all.



Education child with allocated free adult ratio – £7.00 (Off-peak: Aug-Apr) or £7.50 (Peak: May-July)
Education concession (children with additional needs plus 1 support staff combination ticket)  – £12.15
Additional adults – £13.69
Aquarium Guided Tour – Additional £25.50 per group of up to 30 children

We offer free entry for a number of adults per group based on the following ratios: 1:4 (Nursery) 1:6 (Primary) and 1:10 (Secondary and older).


Free teacher pre-visit & risk assessment

We’re happy to offer free entry for up to two teachers per booking who would like to undertake a pre-visit once you have booked your school or youth group in at Bristol Aquarium. You’ll also receive some risk assessment guidelines with your confirmation to help plan your trip to the aquarium.

Book today!

For more information or to book an educational trip please call us today on 0117 929 8929. Our office is open everyday 9am-5:30pm.

Payment for school visits

Please note, payment for school and club visits must be made in full on the day of the visit by cash, credit or debit card or cheque. We do not invoice schools or clubs for payment after a visit.

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