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  • Monday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wednesday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thursday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sunday : 10:00AM - 05:00 PM

Here at Bristol Aquarium we pride ourselves on providing conservation education through our talks, feeding shows and special activities.

Every half term we run special themed events with daytime activities all included in admission.

Make the most of your ticket by joining us at our 5 daily talks & feeds to discover more about the wonderful creatures of the deep and ask us anything about your favourite animals! 🐟

Find out more about our upcoming events below at the Aquarium and also in our Auditorium (additional charges may apply for auditorium or evening events where stated).


Prehistoric Sealife

Dive back through the mists of time this Easter and return to a world when giants ruled the seas with Prehistoric Sealife at Bristol Aquarium.

From the 23rd March to the 14th April we are learning all about the wild and wonderful creatures that called our seas home 200 million years ago.

Meet a fossil hunter!

Get up and close with some fascinating fossils on the 24th March. Dr Mark O’Dell will be joining us in our displays from 11am – 3.30pm to tell visitors about life as a fossil hunter. No booking required.

Visitors will be able to explore some of the fossils in Mark’s collection including ammonites, fossilised fish and shark’s teeth, and are encouraged to bring in any fossils they may have at home to be identified.

Daily talks, feeds and more!

As well as our regular talks we will be hosting some special prehistoric talks and activities so you can find out all about animal life under the waves on prehistoric Earth.

See the modern-day relatives of these beautiful creatures as you walk through our displays.

Track your way through our colourful egg trail and don’t forget to watch out for our dinos in our botanical house as well! You never know just where they might be lurking…

Entry is included in your admission. Open 10am – 5pm, last entry 4pm.


Bristol Aquarium – Even Calmer Days

Our dedicated Even Calmer days create a more relaxing sensory experience for any customers who may need it. We will be turning off our music, and children’s rides as well as increasing our lighting levels for the whole day. We will be open at 10am with late opening until 6pm, last entry 5pm.

Join us for our Even Calmer Days on:

Monday 15 January

Tuesday 6 February

Wednesday 20 March

Thursday 25 April

Friday 17 May

Monday 10 June

Tuesday 9 July

Wednesday 11 September

Thursday 3 October

Friday 15 November

Monday 9 December

Once purchased, tickets are valid for one day of your choice within 6 months from the date of purchase.
You do not need to book a time slot or a day. We endeavour to admit all visitors and will prioritise online tickets and members on days we are at capacity but due to the nature of the attraction’s one way system this is a very rare occurrence.


Daily Talks & Feeds Schedule:

11:30am

Coral Seas

Meet the inhabitants of our Coral Reef and see how we train our rays and sharks to come to the surface for their breakfast!

Location: Section 5, Edge of Rainforest

12:30pm

Mon/ Wed/ Fri

UK Native Fish and Sharks

Discover more about the shark species that can be found around our own shores!

Location: Section 3, Ocean Floor

12:30pm

Tue/ Thurs/ Sat/ Sun

Seahorses

Discover more about our graceful herd of Big Bellied Seahorses from Australasia.

Location: Section 4, Learning Lab

1:30pm

Bay of Rays

Meet our inquisitive rays and learn about how they’re actually flat sharks!

Location: Section 2, Rocky Shores

2:30pm

Amazing Amazon

Come and check out this big fish feeding frenzy – just watch you don’t get splashed!

Location: Section 6, Amazon River

Common Octopus

3:00pm

Octopus

Meet Octavia our Common Octopus, join us in seeing her training and interaction session, and ask us all about these amazing creatures

Location: Section 3, Ocean Floor

Once purchased, tickets are valid for one day of your choice within 6 months from the date of purchase.
You do not need to book a time slot or a day. We endeavour to admit all visitors and will prioritise online tickets and members on days we are at capacity but due to the nature of the attraction’s one way system this is a very rare occurrence.

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