Education FAQs

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We have a partially sheltered outdoor picnic area for pack lunches; we also have catering packages available which are served in our café.

There is no maximum; however larger groups may need to be split on arrival for guided and enhanced tours.

Yes, there is lift access throughout the site.

Yes, please see table below to determine the number of free teachers per a group;

Age Range

Number of free adults to paying children

0 – 2 years

one adult to three children

2 – 3 years

one adult to four children

4 – 8 years

one adult to six children

9 – 12 years

one adult to eight children

13 – 18 years

one adult to ten children

Special Needs

one adult to one child

Yes, all essential carers are free.

Approximately 75 minutes (depending on KS level).

Approximately 45 minutes (depending on KS level).

We recommend a minimum of 1 hour (to allow for touch tanks, feeding times etc).

Yes, we can cater for all groups please contact our group booking co-ordination on groups@explorisni.com to discuss options.

Yes we can cater for all dietary requirements (7 days notice required).

No, unfortunately we cannot offer private rooms.

No, the education programme is all on site at the moment.

No, the education programme is all on site at the moment.

No, all payments are due seven days before your group visit.

Yes, we can work a guided / enhanced tour around the needs and abilities of the pupils.

There are free car parking facilities at the front of the aquarium.

Yes we are open daily from 10am to 5pm with last admission 4pm with the exception of the 24th, 25th, 26th December and 1st January.