Are You Ready For An Underwater Adventure? A sunken galleon, friendly sharks and a snappy crocodile all-star in Northern Ireland’s only aquarium and seal sanctuary
30th May 2021World Ocean Day
31st May 2021Spring Bank Holiday
23rd May 2021World Turtle Day
JC the rescued loggerhead turtle takes his next step towards life in the wild
Exploris Aquarium team up with local O2 franchise stores
Can you name our unnamed seal pup…
Final farewell to Amphitrite, Doris and the 2018/19 Seal Season at Exploris Aquarium
Exploris Aquarium celebrates the International Year of the Salmon
ATTENTION: Seal Pups Alert!
Exploris Aquarium Shortlisted for NI’s ‘Best’ Small Visitor Attraction
Meet ‘JC’ the rare rescued turtle at Exploris Aquarium
Vulnerable Loggerhead Turtle in care at Exploris Aquarium
The seals and otters are great to see at feeding times and the tanks are full of fish, ray’s and a shark. Theres even a crocodile who is small at the minute but was told he’d grow to 16ft. All in all I’d definitely recommend it for a fun day out.
We had a great day and would highly recommend it. The staff were helpful and friendly too.
We took our three kids (8,6 & 3) and had a top time. Staff were great and even though it was quite busy they made a real effort to ensure all queries were answered from all the visitors.
We had a wonderful time, brilliant exhibits, great variety of species and an enchanting experience. Can’t wait to go back again, and spend more time reading about the different species.
The all new aquarium is absolutely brilliant…it has something for all ages! Definitely worth a visit!
We were able to touch the dogfish in the first touch pool and later on the sting rays. All very friendly! We loved the Nemo and Dory type fish too.
Great to have the aquarium up and running again. A brilliant interactive experience with very approachable and knowledgeable staff. Thank you.
Very enjoyable day. I have a 10 year old boy and a 7 year old who had lots of fun. So much to see. Very friendly and helpful staff.
We visited Exploris today with our son & granddaughter. We were very impressed with this attraction. There was plenty to do; face painting, a treasure hunt and a talk on snakes & reptiles. The staff were all very helpful.
Excellent day out with all the family! Would highly recommend. Staff were brilliant with children. 10 out of 10…we WILL be back!
The children had a real blast! Loved every minute of it from being welcomed at the entrance to the very pleasant staff helping along the way. Superb!
Fantastic day out. Lovely, well thought out and designed zones. Our 3 year old loved the Halloween event and all the little treats that he was given along the way. All the staff were so friendly and helpful. Great to see the place opened again.
We had a great family day out with 2 adults, 14 year old, 5 year old and a baby. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the Halloween set up was entertaining for all. Great work Exploris! P.S. Great, friendly staff.
Brought a 12 year old and a 9 year old to the aquarium. Both of them really enjoyed it – as did the adults. Plenty of variety to see. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Will definitely visit again.
Came with my nephew who is 1 – even at that age he loved it! Especially the fish, the low level exhibitions meant he could see from the pram which was great! The staff were all lovely and helpful! Loved it and will definitely come again.
Great day out – lots to see and plenty of interaction. Kids loved the treasure hunt and staff were all very friendly, helpful and informative.
Very fun and educational, we loved all of the animals especially the beautiful seals. Had an amazing time (Halloween event) finding the clues and working out the final puzzle. Hopefully my son wins the prize. Very helpful staff – will definitely be back.
A return visit after refurbishment. Definite improvements – could be likened to Sea Life in London – very child friendly with a ‘Disneyesque’ feel and music. Staff proactively engage visitors in a friendly and fun way. Thank you!
The Night At The Aquarium was a fantastic evening. It was great value for money and was really interesting to see the animals at different times and levels of activity than normal. The tour was very informative and interesting with lots of facts I didn’t know. Our tour guide Peter did an excellent job and you can tell he is passionate about his job. Would love to go again.