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St Andrews Aquarium

#13 of 54 things to do in St. Andrews Features Animals
The Scores, St. Andrews KY16 9AS, Scotland
+44 1334 474786
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amazing sight i would love to see more. i liked the fish most of all. the fish was the best part... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2016
kmcvey2016
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Really good

Went for a wander. Very interesting and could have spent a lot longer looking at things. We timed... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2016
catrionab820
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Step through our doors and be transported into an underwater world of adventure and discovery. Come face to face with some of the most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous creatures of the watery worlds. From British sharks to spiders, lobsters to lionfish, poison dart frogs to piranhas, loveable seals...... and not to forget our fabulous meerkats. Get up close and personal with our daily interactive demonstrations which include Seal feeding at 12 noon and 3pm, Penguin feeding at 2pm, reptile and snake handling sessions at 11.20am and 2.20pm and an informative talk and feeding sessions with our family of Meerkats at 12.20pm and 3.20pm.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good25%
  • Average24%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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The Scores, St. Andrews KY16 9AS, Scotland
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Reviewed November 3, 2016

amazing sight i would love to see more. i liked the fish most of all. the fish was the best part for me. it taught me some thing amazing. it like it was it was yesterday

Thank kmcvey2016
Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2016

Glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the review. It's always good to hear that our visitors learned amazing things!

Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Went for a wander. Very interesting and could have spent a lot longer looking at things. We timed it to see the seals and the meerkats being fed which was really fun and interesting. Not cheap but certainly worth it if you take your time...More

Thank catrionab820
Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2016

Glad you enjoyed your visit; it's good that you mananged to attend the talks and feedings for me that's what makes the trip. Thanks for your review.

Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited here today because I was bored in the house and as the title says it passed half an hour. There were a big variety animal to see but it was rather small and I was disappointed when the exit door popped up quickly. I...More

Thank Bryce D
Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Thanks for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. If you do pop back I hope you get the chance to see some of the talks and feedings-great fun and they make your visit much longer.

Reviewed October 27, 2016

St. Andrews aquarium is awesome you should go there there is a restraunt there are seals witch have amazing tricks and we saw the smallest crocodile in the world he never blinked😰😰we also saw posiness frogs and they where so small we also saw penguins...More

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Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Sounds like you had a great time; which makes us very happy! Glad you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the review.

Reviewed October 23, 2016

My husband and I visited today with our teenage children and their grandad. We had a lovely time, the talk on the meerkats at feeding time was well delivered, informative and interesting. The thing that really impressed me was how clean and well kept all...More

Thank yvonne102
Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. I will let the keepers know that you appreciated the clean enclosures-they work very hard to keep them that way.

Reviewed October 21, 2016

If you are okay with animals in captivity you will probably be happy with this place. It's small with less exhibits that some places, so the entrance fee seems high in comparison with comparable places. There are plenty of feeding sessions though, with experts delivering...More

Thank SaucyHorse
Andrew W, curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2016

I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit on some levels and we respect your views on animals in captivity. My own and somewhat pragmatic view is that for some animals captivity is less of an issue than for others. I don't like to see animals...More

Reviewed October 19, 2016

Good selection of fish from all over the world, seals (scotland) penguins (antarctic) meerkats snakes and spiders. Guides were good on their subjects. excellent couple of hours

Thank Malcolm M
Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2016

Glad you enjoyed yourselves, it's what we are here for.

Reviewed October 17, 2016

Hi was there with my husband and we both enjoyed the aquarium and staff was helpful and friendly .we watched them feed the seals then feed the meerkat's,worth a look in past when in the area .

Thank Brenda R
Andrew W, curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2016

Glad you had an enjoyable trip and thanks for the review.

Reviewed October 16, 2016

Had a great time visiting here, can't understand the bad reviews I've read. Lots to see and many interesting facts all round the aquarium. Penguins were fun as were the Meerkats. We paid to do the feeding experience with the Meerkats and it was well...More

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Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2016

I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. I'm a wee bit biased but I can't understand some of the bad reviews either!

Reviewed October 16, 2016

Took our 3 boys aged 8, 6 and 16 months fr a visit. Luckily got a good ticket deal on Groupon, therefore it was only £13 which I was glad about because I would have felt even sadder if I'd paid the full amount! The...More

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Andrew W, Curator at St Andrews Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2016

It's always a great pity when visitors with concerns about our animals don't take the opportunity to raise those concerns at the time of their visit or to attend the talks and feedings where they would find many of the answers they seek. One of...More

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ruthpatersonx
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Your entry fee is included in the price of the feeding experience...any other visitors would need to pay however.
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