A Great Day Out

For families, for friends...for everyone!

Following the recent investment of almost £2M at Exploris we are delighted to be open our doors once again to our visitors. With our impressive redevelopment and remodelling of aquarium and the refit of our coffee shop we have created a first class visitor attraction in the heart of the beautiful Strangford destination on the shores of Strangford Lough.

Meet bubbles the clownfish at Exploris and all his friendsThe all-weather attraction welcomes new explores to join the voyage of discovery and you cannot fail to be impressed as you wander around the exhibitions. The attention to detail is to be seen; from the hand-painted artwork on the walls throughout the aquarium, to the beautiful mural in our cafe, to the colourful coral amination within the display tanks and so much more.

We have a sunken galleon ship in our open sea tank - which hold 250 tonnes of water - and you must come to see our outdoor pool area which has an exercise pool which caters for our seal pups in rehabilitation, enabling them to build up their muscles and develop their swimming sills, prior to release.

Entertaining and educational!
Your experience is guaranteed to be both entertaining as well as educational. Visitors will enjoy a diver's view of marine life of Strangford Lough and from around the world and learning about our many species through our information screens, expert aquarists and knowledgable guides while you journey through the different zones.

Some of our new residents include a pair of Asian short claw otters who are setting up home alongside their marine neighbours in the seal sanctuary. Our Rainforest zone includes a rescued Nile crocodile, who is settling well in a carefully created and controlled environment.

At the end of your exhilarating journey make sure you stop off in the fabulous new cafe where you can enjoy the outlook onto the seal pools while enjoying brunch, lunch or afternoon coffee. We highly recommend you complete your magical day out with a visit to our gift shop where you can browse through treasures you can cherish as a memento of your Exploris Experience!