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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)

Dive into the Deep this Easter!

April 5, 2017

Bristol Aquarium is hosting submarine celebrations this Easter holidays from Saturday 8 to Sunday 23 April 2017 with extra hands on activities for families to enjoy. The central Harbourside attraction is welcoming families to learn all about aquatic creatures in the deep from Wolf Fish with anti-freeze properties in their blood to Jellyfish that can […]

Welly Washing Fun at Bristol Aquarium

March 30, 2017

This weekend Bristol Aquarium is hosting Wendy’s Welly Wash Weekend and is giving 15% off to any full paying visitors who head along to the Aquarium wearing their wellingtons.* Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April 2017 will see children and adults of all ages wearing wellingtons through the city centre of Bristol, as the Harbourside […]

All female team of scientists at Bristol Aquarium

March 8, 2017

Bristol Aquarium employs a team of four full time and two part time female aquarists. To celebrate National Science Week starting on 10 March the Harbourside attraction is commending their passionate team of qualified Marine Biologists. Responsible for thousands of aquatic creatures from all over the World at the Aquarium, the team are great advocates […]


February 9, 2017

BABY SHARK BOOM AT BRISTOL AQUARIUM Aquarists at Bristol Aquarium are celebrating after the birth of 26 baby sharks, with more due to hatch out soon. The tiny sharks, members of the native catshark family, are thriving in a special nursery tank at the aquarium – safely away from the attentions of their larger cousins – […]


January 31, 2017

ENDANGERED DART FROGS BORN AT AQUARIUM Delighted aquarists at Bristol Aquarium are celebrating the arrival of dozens of rare phantasmal poison dart frogs – believed to be one of the most toxic amphibians on the planet. The World Conservation Union considers the phantasmal poison frog to be ‘Near Threatened’, which means it is considered to be […]