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We hope you enjoy reading about Bristol Aquarium news, display updates and behind-the-scenes stories. For more information on a particular news story please contact the aquarium office on 0117 929 8929.

New Species Identified and Named After Iconic Bristol Landmark

April 1, 2020


The zoological team at Bristol Aquarium have identified that the collection’s turbot is a never-before catalogued species. During the current temporary closure at Bristol Aquarium, the zoological team have been spending even more time with the animals than usual and have used their extra time swotting up on their classification and animal ID skills.

Bristol Aquarium Closes Temporarily In Response to COVID-19

March 22, 2020


Bristol Aquarium Closes Temporarily in Response to COVID-19 As a precautionary measure and in an effort to protect the health and safety of staff and visitors, Bristol Aquarium is temporarily closed to the public to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Aquarium will be closed to the public starting 23/03/2020. While there have been […]

Coronavirus Statement

March 14, 2020


Bristol Aquarium would like to reassure visitors that we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of all of our visitors in response to ongoing Coronavirus (COVID 19) situation.

Bristol Aquarium displays a cute young pufferfish!

March 10, 2020


Bristol’s city centre aquarium has a new, young pufferfish on display for visitors to see. The Starry Pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) was donated to Bristol Aquarium from a pet shop that could not sell it.

The Monsters Of The Sea

February 5, 2020


Did you know that, even with all the technology that we have today, we have more knowledge of space, than we do the bottom of our oceans? With so much still unknown, who knows what monsters could be lurking under the waves.  But according to ancient tales, there’s many deadly creatures who have graced our […]

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