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“Great for the littlies” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Galway Atlantaquaria

Galway Atlantaquaria
The Prom | Salthill, Galway, Ireland
091 585 100
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Ranked #42 of 162 things to do in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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.
Dublin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great for the littlies”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The tanks are the perfect height for my 2 year old and he loved the fact he could touch the rays. we really enjoyed it but i do think the price is a bit steep given the limited number of exhibits and other experiences at other aquariums. It would be nice if there was a colouring area where children could draw some of the fish they had seen.

Visited June 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Small but Unique”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This aquarium was very small by most standards but it was really hands on; we got to touch sting rays, sharks, starfish, crabs, etc. We also got to see the fish being fed which really brought them to live. A very worthwhile stop

Visited July 2013
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Ireland
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We arrived just in time to see the staff feeding the big fish. Was very informative. Favorite parts were definitely the splash tank, the ray tank and the touch pools. Great family day out!

Visited June 2013
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Donegal Ireland
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“Ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This aquarium is worth a visit if you're in the area, cost €18 for 1 adult + 1 child and only took us about 40 minutes to go around it all so not great value for money. There was a tour going on at the time so they are knowledgeable and staff friendly.

Visited June 2013
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Galway, Ireland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great place for everyone!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I've only visited the aquarium twice andI must say that it's a lovely place to visit for adults as well as kids. There's great variety is fish to see and the although it's not very exotic the local element of it is quite charming. I saw kids petting star fish and there's also a touch pond. Try and get there for feeding time for some activity in the tanks. The staff were very friendly and helpful too. Would definitely come back again soon

Visited May 2013
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