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!
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
Rate without VAT
Guided Tour (Max. 30 children, approx. 1 hr)
Peak Child (May-July)
Off-peak Child (August-April)
Additional Adult (Additional to free ratio*)
Combi Ticket (Disabled child and carer combination ticket)
Concession (Age 18+)
*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 receive some risk assessment guidelines to help plan your trip to the aquarium.
We will assign your group a space for lunch and your welcome to go back around the Aquarium in the afternoon at your own leisure, why not download our activity sheets too!
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, alternatively we can invoice your group for payment before your visit. 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.