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“What a fantastic aquarium!” 5 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.
Westport, Mayo, Ireland
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“What a fantastic aquarium!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

My family & I visited on the off chance during a really wet day in Galway. We were pleasantly surprised by just how good this facility is! Although not in the league of some of the larger aquariaum's around Europe and in America, it was very good with a wide range of exhibits. The Splash Tank by the entrance caught us by surprise (!), and the range of fish and marine creatures on display was very impressive. All the marine life looked very healthy and well looked after. Informative information panels, and a hands-on section made it a great day out for all the family. The entrance tickets were good value for money, as they allowed the family to come and go as they please. A huge shop and a very nice cafe added to the facility. Thoroughly recommended!

Visited August 2013
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Castlebar, Ireland
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“Great place to bring the kids for the Day.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Excellent place to go for adults and kids.Entrance fee allows you to come and go all day so you could take in a tour in the morning and go out for lunch and visit a playground and come back in the evening to catch a different tour.Make sure you do the Touch and feel tour as well as the Big Fish feeding tour as they will keep everyone interested and are very educational!!

Visited August 2013
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Galway, Ireland
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“Rainy day out in salt hill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Really enjoyable trip with 2 boys aged 11 and 14. Lots of interesting things to see but also depending on your patience loads of really amazing facts about sea life. Handling the crabs, feeding the fish etc was good fun and it wasn't crowded so easy to get your turn. A good gift shop for kids, reasonably priced.

Visited August 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Great and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Galway Atlantaquaria is a very good place to visit and its beside the sea! This is a great place to bring the kids and everyone else too i highly recommend this place!! (visited years ago not in 2012 like it says below)

Visited September 2012
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Galway, Ireland
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“disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Brought a group of children here on a rainy day. It was just ok. The place looks run down even though its opened only a couple years. Comparing it to the Aquarium in Chicago its on a completely different planet!!!!

Visited August 2012
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