Ranked #1 of 2 Zoos & Aquariums in Newcastle upon Tyne
Enjoy close encounters with incredible creatures from around the world at the award-winning Blue Reef Aquarium in...
Enjoy close encounters with incredible creatures from around the world at the award-winning Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth.Explore the drama of the British coast, the underwater gardens of the Mediterranean, the dazzling beauty of a spectacular coral reef and the exotic features of a tropical rainforest! Living displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep; from clownfish and seahorses to tropical sharks and graceful stingrays. Watch our cheeky otters play in their indoor otter hault.Meet the Monkeys and reptiles in the incredible world of the tropical rainforest in Amazing Amazon! our colony of adorable monkeys include tiny pygmy marmosets and comical-looking cotton topped tamarins.New! 2013 SEA LIONS!Come and meet the seals and our new Sea lions! Seal cove is an awesome outdoor facility which provides a stunning home for our resident harbour seals and our newly arrived pair of California Sea Lions. The 650,000 litre naturally themed display features everything from underwater caves to rocky haul out areas. Giant viewing panels and a ramped walkway provide visitors with an unrivalled opportunity to admire the seals and sea lions grace and agility from both above and below the waterline. Discover all about our vital work caring for injured marine life in our marine rescue centre.As well as innovative displays, informative daily talks and feeding demonstrations, there's an ever-changing programme of special events and exhibitions throughout the year from Pirates Weekends to Shark Week – check out our website for full details.