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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.

Spectacular summer orchids

August 3, 2020


Spectacular summer orchids bring the magic of the rainforest to the Aquarium. This summer there are some amazing new orchids flowering in the Bristol Aquarium orchid displays including unusual species from Brazil, Costa Rica and Borneo.

Bristol Aquarium breeds an army of endangered frogs!

July 28, 2020


Bristol Aquarium has successfully bred over 20 endangered Phantasmal poison frogs (Epipedobates tricolor). This is an important conservation breeding as their numbers are in decline in the wild. They grow around 2.5cm and are red/ brown in colour with yellow stripes.

Bristol Aquarium is o’fish’ally Open!

July 7, 2020


Following 103 days of closure, on Saturday 4th July Bristol Aquarium opened its doors to welcome visitors once again and is pleased to report its re-opening went swimmingly!

Bristol Aquarium is getting ready to re-open!

June 8, 2020


The team at Bristol Aquarium are working hard behind the scenes to get ready to safely re-open our doors under new strict COVID-19 health and safety procedures.

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.

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