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 Experience

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 experience is a developed educational package designed to equip 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

The Guided Tour Experience features:

  • Approximately 1hour of educational fun
  • Tailored tour to a selection of themes or topics
  • An exclusive fish feeding experience for your group
  • 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!


School Admission Prices 2018

School AdmissionsRate without VATRate with VAT
Peak Child (May-July)£6.25£7.50
Off-peak Child (August-April)£5.83£7.00
Concession (Age 16+)£10.13£12.15
Carer for disabled child (1:1 only)FREEFREE
Additional Adult (Additional to free ratio*)£11.41£13.69
Guided Tour (Max. 30 children, approx. 1 hr)Additional £30.00 per tourAdditional £36.00 per tour
*Free adult to child ratios: 1:4 (Nursery) 1:6 (Primary) and 1:10 (Secondary+)


Free teacher pre-visit & space for lunch

We offer free pre-visits for up to two teachers per booking and you’ll also be e-mailed our schools risk assessment to help plan your trip to the Aquarium.

We will assign your group a space for lunch and you’re welcome to go back around the Aquarium in the afternoon at your own leisure, why not download our activity sheets too!


Book today!

For more information or to book an educational trip please call the team 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/debit card or cheque. We do not invoice schools or clubs for payment after a visit has taken place.

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

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