Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • Tuesday: 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • Wednesday: 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • Thursday: 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • Friday: 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • Saturday: 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
  • Sunday: 10am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Step into the seas with our educational packages!

Croeso i Aquarium Bryste! Cymerwch eich cam cyntaf i’r moroedd gyda’n teithiau addysgol!


We welcome thousands of school visitors every year for a fun, educational visit, whatever the weather!

With your reduced admission rate you will encounter a diverse range of life under the sea from native UK species, tropical reef fish and some larger-than-life characters!

At a small additional charge, our National Curriculum-led educational packages boast a unique adventure through the world’s oceans with your very own tour guide and an exclusive fish feeding experience!

Choose from a range of National Curriculum led packages:

  • Under the Sea (Ideal for Key Stage 1 – Key Stage 2: Reception – Year 6)
  • Save our Seas (Ideal for Key Stage 2: Year 3 – Year 6)


Educational Package Detail


Under the Sea
Under the Sea is delivered through a guided tour around the aquarium including introduction of aquatic animals and their habitats across a wide geographical range including coastlines, oceans, mangrove forests and coral reefs. We also focus on animal diets, behaviour and ecology along the way.
The tour also includes an exclusive fish feeding experience to encourage the children to connect with the natural world.

Save our Seas
Save our Seas is a guided tour aiming to encourage children to connect to the natural world by observing aquatic creatures up close. The tour includes discussion of positive and negative human impacts on the aquatic environment including marine pollution and the prevalent issue of plastics to coral bleaching and climate change.
The tour also includes an exclusive fish feeding experience to encourage the children to connect with the natural world.

Primary School AdmissionPrices (with VAT)
Free adult to child ratios1:4 (Nursery) 1:6 (Primary) and 1:10 (Secondary+)
Educational Child £7.75 per child
Adult (Additional 1:6 free ratios)£16.14 per adult
Guided Tour (Max. 30 children, approx. 1 hr)£40.00 per tour
Carer for disabled child (1:1 only)FREE

Book today!

For more information or to book an educational trip please call the team today on 0117 929 8929.
Our office is open everyday 9am-5:30pm.

Payment for school visits

Please note, payment for school and club visits must be made in full on the day of the visit by cash, credit/debit card or cheque. We do not invoice schools or clubs for payment after a visit has taken place.



The extra things

Additional Info

We offer free pre-visits for up to two teachers once a booking has been made and our risk assessment is available to download online here.

We will give your group a space to enjoy lunch in our foyer for a set time and you’re welcome to go back around the aquarium in the afternoon at your own leisure. Why not download our free activity sheets too!

A typical school day at Bristol Aquarium

  • Leave school at 09:00
  • Arrive into Bristol City Centre at 10:00am
  • Coach drop off at Explore Lane BS1 5LL
  • A short walk across Millennium Square will bring you to Anchor Square and our main entrance
  • Enter at 10:20am, lead teacher to arrange payment by cheque, cash or card at the admissions desk; supporting adults arranging bags and coat removal using the storage provided
  • Toilet stop with hand washing
  • Entry through to the displays at your booked time (e.g. 10:40am, 11:00am), you will be unable to go through until your booked time. Tours are 1 hour long or a self-guided visit is as long as you would like it to be!
  • Toilet stop with hand washing
  • Lunch time slot and space will be assigned to you on arrival with a reserved area marked out
  • Re-entry through the displays available after your lunch until the time you need to leave
  • Toilet stop with hand washing
  • A short walk back to the coach pick up at Explore Lane BS1 5LL
  • A safe trip back to your school

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