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Galway Atlantaquaria

#21 of 138 things to do in Galway Features Animals
| Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 585 100
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Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a comprehensive view of the world of water through clear and interesting displays, informed helpful staff and exciting live presentations and animal interaction sessions.This is achieved through accurately displaying aquatic life in a manner that reflects their natural habitats, providing an enjoyable and educational environment to learn about the diverse marine ecosystem of Ireland.As Ireland's largest aquarium we strive to ensure that a visit to the aquarium is original and full of wonder for visitors of all ages.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 585 100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I went there on a Sunday morning and arrived about 11:. The aquarium is not as sleek and refined as some others that I have visited, the tanks are a little more unrefined. However there was a guided tour to feed the small fish, which...More

Thank VHalpenny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although there are plenty of fish to look at, the aquarium is very, very small. It took us literally 30 minutes to walk around everything including upstairs and read the information provided. With kids I assume this would take longer but for the price it...More

Thank Aimee L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a small Aquarium but well worth a visit . Very informative and fun to see the kids feeding the fishes at feeding times .

Thank NoemiSziffer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So if you need to go somewhere when it is raining this out is the perfect day out, it's well worth the visit

Thank Cdr10gaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a wet day in Galway. It's reasonably priced for a family of 4 and a good way to spend an hour Quite a few species on display and some local facts etc

Thank Lee-Ann M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I brought the family along and while the kids enjoyed the trip the facility is a bit small to keep you entertained. We were a little disappointing how quickly we managed to see everything.

Thank quirdavi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the variety of fish and easy viewing, the splash pool was a fun surprise. We even got to hold starfish - 4 year old loved that bit the most

Thank Joanne L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes it's not very big , but if you go at feed times the staff make it so interesting and have so much knowledge. They held are kids attention for the whole time . It's 2 floors , like I said not very big an...More

Thank JLVIreland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smaller than I'd expect for a national aquarium, but good variety of marine creatures. Fascinated by the mermaid purses - they're hidden in a corner on the second floor, so don't miss them! Was able to pet a ray during a feeding tour.

Thank Riley C
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Staying in nearby Tuam, we took a trip here one morning. It was ok. Rather expensive at 12 euro each and there wasn't much to see. I guess the good thing is your stamp lasts all day so you can go back for feeding times...More

Thank Laurz2
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