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Galway Atlantaquaria

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| Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 585 100
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Good on a rainy day

Very interesting displays. The live feeding of fish was good,cespecially watching the eels... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
Aquariusfalls
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On a whim and hours to burn we took a detour from Bunratty to Galway then on to Shannon. We wanted... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
Jaimie M
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“sea life” (27 reviews)
“star fish” (23 reviews)
“feeding times” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 585 100
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"sea life"
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"feeding times"
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"small aquarium"
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"rainy day"
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"feed the fish"
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"hold starfish"
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"feeding tour"
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"national aquarium"
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"different species"
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"family ticket"
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Very interesting displays. The live feeding of fish was good,cespecially watching the eels .Enjoyed it, but a little expensive for a small aquarium.

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

On a whim and hours to burn we took a detour from Bunratty to Galway then on to Shannon. We wanted a sea side adventure. We found the National Aquarium of Ireland, what a sweet surprise easy walking for challenged walkers as well as children....More

Thank Jaimie M
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

This was a nice, "small" aquarium right by our apt hotel. I put "small" in quotes because while its really not tiny, its smaller than many/most of the large city aquariums in the United States. The place is geared toward kids and makes for a...More

Thank Brian T
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

A lovely place but was a lot smaller than expecting.Might appeal more to younger kids.Brought my ten yr old and had the whole aquarium done in half an hr. Its very overpriced. The touch pools are not really touch pools as you cant go near...More

Thank Nicole D
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

I had never been to an aquarium before but I was pleasantly surprised. There were lots of things to see. They had a 3 legged turtle they had rescued and were waiting for the army to come in and relocate the turtle to warmer climes...More

Thank alipalky
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Me and my boyfriend visited the aquarium while in Galway on 15/09/2016. To be honest we weren't expecting a whole lot as we are both big animal lovers and work in the animal keeping industry so have visited quite a few larger aquariums but were...More

Thank Michelle O
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Fab the kids loved it !! Very reasonable 38 euro for family of six , friendly staff , educational and hands on !!!

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We spent an enjoyable few hours wandering around the aquarium. When we first got there we made the second half of the fresh water fish talk and feeding which was very informative. The aquarium is well laid out and maintained. I love the way the...More

Thank clareyfairy7
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

My daughter loves this place - its really well set up and a just a great way to spend an hour or so - well worth a visit!

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Brought my nephew and niece here during the summer and they loved in. There is a great slection of fish on show and you can also get to handle the star fish. An afternoon well spent.

Thank Sean072013
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sorry no
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Nope no penguins yet
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