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Galway Atlantaquaria

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Toft Park, Salthill | Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway H91 T2FD, Ireland
+353 91 585 100
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Family treat

The Galway Atlantaquaria is great place to visit for families. The kids get interested in the sea... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Heinz Peter N
Great place to bring the family

We had a great time here. The kids loved it. Price was a bit on the high side. Parking spaces... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Billy R
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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“sea life” (28 reviews)
“star fish” (24 reviews)
“feeding times” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Toft Park, Salthill | Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway H91 T2FD, Ireland
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+353 91 585 100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Galway Atlantaquaria is great place to visit for families. The kids get interested in the sea fauna and learn a lot.

Thank Heinz Peter N
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time here. The kids loved it. Price was a bit on the high side. Parking spaces were is short supply the day we came. Well worth a visit

Thank Billy R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderful arranged bassins of both fresh and salt water show a lot of native species. Love the whale skeleton under the ceiling. Enterance fee is not really cheap but worth the money.

Thank Vikings-on-tour
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good tank at the 2 floor nice the splash tank at the entrance is a good surprise just sfter you open the door the big tank with shark is just amazing many thing for kids like the tank where you can touch the fishes...More

Thank STARNAZZAPA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fun way to spend a few hours with the kids. They can dip their hands in the fish tank and touch baby stingray as baby sharks pass by and see the giant eels being fed. There is a wave simulator and sea horses.

1  Thank Stephanie O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good way to pass an hour on a rainy day in Salthill. Great presentation of fish and other marine species. My 2 boys loved this place.

Thank MayoPaul
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AquariumGalway, Marketing at Galway Atlantaquaria, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review, glad you had a good time.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family consists of 2 adult and 2 children and a one year old. The price was outrageous for what you got. The whole tour took 45mins this included the touching of the fish. We were back to our car an hour later. I see...More

Thank katsalan1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the atlantaqarium with a 5 and a 7 year old! Found it expensive for the short time we spent in it! A lot of the tanks had no fish in them! Won't be going back! Very expensive cafe as well!More

1  Thank Carol W
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AtlantaquariaGalway, Manager at Galway Atlantaquaria, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. On average our visitors spend 45 minutes viewing the exhibits, followed by participating on one of our tours. The ticket is valid for the whole day, so many...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As it turns out, the largest aquarium in Ireland is incredibly tiny! 12 Euros for something you could do in 1 hour max is a bit much. They do have some nice displays, and some of the descriptions are pretty informative. They also do different...More

1  Thank Daniel D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Atlantaquaria in July, 2 adults and two children (16 and 12 year old). It wasn’t that expensive and there is a lot going on - don’t miss the feeding of the rays and sharks. The displays were excellent and a lot of...More

1  Thank Stephen G
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