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Galway Atlantaquaria

#20 of 137 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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  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“feeding times” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 585 100
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Was told not to go to this place as it was expensive and very short to go around but went on a wet day and thought it was good lots to see and staff very pleasant in knowing there fish etc

1  Thank Arthurblair
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Took 3 kids here, aged 8,4,2 and they all enjoyed it. It's not very big so you wouldn't spend a lot of time in it, but they had a touching and feeding session which the kids liked.

Thank mcc20
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Good, small and lots of information about the sea life, good for small children. This is an inclosed area easy to keep an eye on the kids. Several times a day they feed the fish. Your ticket is valid all day come and go as...More

Thank maevain
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Loved it! Very hands on aquarium with informative and interesting exhibits! My daughter enjoyed feeding time and getting a chance to touch and hold some of the animals. Recommended visit if you're in town on holiday!

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 15 July 2016

As an adult taking a day trip to the aquarium in Salthill, I was very impressed with the utilization of space within the facility. Should I have been a child this place would have been a dream as it is completely child friendly and safe,...More

Thank Trish K
Reviewed 13 July 2016

I recently took my nephew to the aquarium..it was ok..he was excited to see all the fish and loved getting to hold the star fishes and the crab..the staff that was giving the talk was very informative and gave all the children enough time to...More

Thank podge30
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Our 5 year old wrote a list of things to do in Galway on our holiday and this was a 'must do'. Kids love it. There are feeding sessions, holding sessions and there's one massive tank where touching the rays and cod are actively encouraged....More

Thank Adrian P
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

First of all is important to say that the aquarium is small. The prices for tickets are different. They advantages especially groups and families. Inside it you will find a good variety of fishes and other marine creatures but no animals such as sharks, octopus...More

Thank Toni R
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Overly crowded, in certain areas. It made me and my mother feel unwell, not to mention the toilets are smelly and loud. So sorry to have to leave a bad review.

1  Thank livmahoney
Reviewed 29 June 2016

we were waiting for our room to be cleaned so we took a drive to the beach. We found this little aquarium and decided to stop. It does not have any large attractions, but the ones there are set up nice. We did get some...More

Thank Kevin M
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