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Galway Atlantaquaria

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| Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 585 100
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A must visit for all ages

Me and my boyfriend visited the aquarium while in Galway on 15/09/2016. To be honest we weren't... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Michelle O
Brilliant !!

Fab the kids loved it !! Very reasonable 38 euro for family of six , friendly staff , educational... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
Holidaymammy1234
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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.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“sea life” (27 reviews)
“star fish” (23 reviews)
“feeding times” (23 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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"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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"touch pool"
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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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"great attraction"
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"great for kids"
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"on display"
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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 20 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Holidaymammy1234
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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

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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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Reviewed 5 September 2016

it's very small and with a minimal variety of fish. I think prices should be lower if compared to what you get for your money. Anyway, the staff was very friendly and willing to appease all of your doubts or to explain to you funny...More

Thank mikkamilla
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

well worth a visit, especially on a wet day ! lots of species of fish, recommend a tour for children, where they get a chance to hold starfish and guide was very good with plenty of patience's!

Thank Mezz1
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

We have visited here on quite a few occasions and always enjoy looking at the marine life on display. The feeding time talks by the staff are very informative and enjoyable. Its great that the ray pool is so low down and wide as these...More

Thank Lynn J
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

My boyfriend and I came here on a rainy day in Galway and had the best time ever. This aquarium was way better than we expected it to be and it had plenty of different types of fish in it. We even stuck around to...More

Thank Emily B
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Good activity for the kids on a rainy day in Salthill. The stingrays tank is low so the whole family can get close to them.

Thank Emma J
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sorry no
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Nope no penguins yet
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