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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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  • Average18%
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  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 585 100
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Went this afternoon and was pleasantly surprised. Lots of interesting enclosures. Got to touch the Ray and to hold a star fish and a crab. Great interactive element. Great for kids as well. Overall positive day out.

Thank TazH15
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

A great spot to visit with the family, a very good selection of fish on display and the host was very knowledgeable and even let the kids hold some of the fish. I've been to other bigger aquariums that haven't come close to this one....More

Thank desbrazil73
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I have not visited any place like this before. The guide told us many useful information, he even let us hold a starfish and a crab and feed the other fish! It was anything but boring or vague. Small but better than the majority of...More

Thank AiThe
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We went here to escape the relentless Galway rain. It was quite small but there were lots of opportunity to take loads of interesting photos. On the day we were there it was packed as obviously everyone else had the same idea of escaping the...More

Thank HelenC1002013
Reviewed 13 March 2016

My two boys (aged 1 and 4) really enjoyed. Great facilities and very friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Thank CharmainePR
Reviewed 10 March 2016

The aquarium is quaint and has a fair selection of sea life on display. There is a family friendly cafe next door too. If you visit aquariums out of interest in marine science then this might not be for you, it is small and not...More

Thank James D
Reviewed 7 March 2016

It is a little aquarium, but its nice to be able to easily view the aquatic wildlife. It was cool to see the stages of development in the animals.

Thank Kahlyn M
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The National Aquarium in Salthill is well worth a visit. We passed 2 hours there no problem on a wet and windy day. Price is a little steep but you can leave and re-visit on the same day, we couldn't as we were leaving Galway...More

Thank Ciara H
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Good value. We enjoyed looking around. Interesting to watch the fish at feeding times.. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Thank Yvonne B
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I'll start with the fact that we didn't get to see inside the place! We arrived late on just before 4.30. Signs on doors say they close at 5. We asked the person behind the counter and we were told they had closed. Now, if...More

Thank Ciaran O
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