Average time spent – 2 hours
Things to do at Bristol Aquarium review
Located in the city centre, the aquarium is just a few yards from We The Curious and Millennium Square.
The underwater adventure begins in a sunken shipwreck, where native fish have claimed the wreck as their home. Inspired by UK coastlines, the exhibition features catsharks, crayfishes, lobsters and jellyfish.
The aquarium’s Urban Jungle is the only botanical house to feature in a UK aquarium, and it’s here you’ll get up-close-and-personal with several types of ray, terrapins and freshwater fish. Visit at 1.30pm to catch the bay of rays talk to learn more about them.
The exhibition leads on to the 60,000 litre Mighty Amazon display home to deadly piranhas, turtles, and other freshwater species.
But the real centrepiece of the aquarium is the open-top Coral Seas display. The 250,000-litre display is home to over 250 marine animals such as pufferfish, Nemo and Dory. Two underwater tunnels navigate through the display offering an immersive experience, with a floor-to-ceiling viewing window at the end of the two tunnels.
Important Information Bristol Aquarium
Eating – There is a cafe on-site selling hot and cold food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – Aquarium with lots of different tanks, an urban jungle, amazon themed display, sunken ship and the coral seas plus two underwater tunnels. Toilets and a cafe.
Entry price – *Higher priced
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher priced. Tickets bought online cost £15.26 for an adult and £9.77 for a child aged 3-12 years. Under 3’s are free. Other pricing options are available. You have to pay to park. Parking at Millennium Square car park is recommended.
Opening: Bristol Aquarium is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted
Address: Anchor Rd, Bristol BS1 5TT, Somerset, England. Phone: 0117 929 8929
This is a guest post with thanks to Charlotte from The Millennial Runaway
Category – Aquarium – Indoors – Suitable for all ages
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