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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's Jake Graham undertaking fishy stock take (1900x1425)

BRISTOL AQUARIUM INVITING VISITORS TO TAKE STOCK

January 11, 2017


The annual stock-take is taking place this weekend (Saturday January 14 to Sunday January 15) at Bristol Aquarium with their own version of a ‘fishy census!’ Throughout the weekend, staff at the award-winning aquarium are inviting visitors to volunteer to help spot and record the number of certain species including sharks, rays and seahorses. The […]

AQUARIUM TO HOST CITY PREMIERE OF THE ‘MOST IMPORTANT FILM OF OUR TIME’

January 3, 2017


Bristol Aquarium is to host the premiere of ‘A Plastic Ocean’ on Thursday, 19 January – described as the most important film of our time by Sir David Attenborough. ‘A Plastic Ocean’ is a new feature-length adventure documentary that brings to light the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. Produced by Bristol-based Jo Ruxton, who […]

Spectacular Window Unveiled

December 22, 2016


Bristol Aquarium is delighted to announce the renovation work on the main native marine display is now complete. As a result visitors can once again enjoy spectacular views into the giant two-storey display via its unique candy cane floor to ceiling viewing window. Bristol Aquarium has been undertaking work for the past few weeks on […]

FESTIVE FISH ADD XMAS SPARKLE TO AQUARIUM

December 16, 2016


It’s not just the staff at Bristol Aquarium who are getting ready for Christmas – now it would appear even the fishy residents are entering into the festive spirit. New arrivals at the Harbourside attraction this month include tropical Christmas tree corals and candy cane pipefish. During the day the Christmas tree coral unfolds its […]

Seahorses show their true colours as they settle into new surroundings

December 10, 2016


A sextet of seahorses are undergoing dramatic colour changes as they settle in to their new home at Bristol Aquarium. Despite all six being members of the same species they have distinct colouration and markings as a result of the environment they were brought up in. An adult female which was donated to the Harbourside […]