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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.

Bristol Aquarium Loans a Fever of Cownose Rays

February 10, 2021


A fever of three Cownose Rays (Rhinoptera bonasus) has been introduced to the tropical display at Bristol Aquarium. The female rays are on loan from the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, where they were captive bred, to grow in the city centre aquarium’s 350,000 litre tropical tank. Cownose Rays are named so because they have […]

What happens to fish during a lockdown?

January 26, 2021


From crabs to clownfish, all of the animals here at Bristol Aquarium are accustomed to having hundreds of visitors every week to watch and be admired by.

Bristol Aquarium Once Again Temporarily Closed

December 24, 2020


Bristol Aquarium must sadly close its doors again in response to Bristol being put back into tier3 on 26th December 2020 in a bid to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases across the country, and to ease pressures on the NHS.

What Does an Aquarist Do? Behind the Scenes with Our Team

December 15, 2020


Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an aquarium? There’s more to it than you might think, with a dedicated team working hard to take care of our animals while ensuring our visitors enjoy a memorable experience. From skilled zoologists to passionate guest experience staff; it takes a lot of work […]

Christmas Gift Ideas with Bristol Aquarium

November 9, 2020


Bristol Aquarium is home to thousands of marine-life from across the world’s waters; from brightly coloured tropical fish to the native species based right here on the UK shores. There is so much to discover, including a giant botanical house, teeming with a whole variety of interesting plants and trees. We’re all indoors and based […]

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