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Groups & Events

A Unique venue and a great menu!

Seal Sanctuary

 About our work saving seals

Education & Schools

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Seal Adoption

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The Kraken Bar & Grill

Our Amazing onsite eaterie!

Exploris News

Penguin by the Pool

At Exploris we are the home to a waddle of Humboldt penguins.   Their name, Humboldt penguin, comes from a German explorer called Alexander von Humboldt. They are one of eighteen known species and would be …

Green Iguana

There are over 7000 species of lizard found in all continents except for Antarctica, ranging in size from the Komodo Dragon growing up to 10 feet long to the Nano Chameleon which is just over 2cm. …

Exploris isn’t just an aquarium. We’re also a seal sanctuary! A very big and important part of what we do is bring in sick, injured and abandoned seal pups, work with vets to bolster them up …

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Opening Hours

Mon-Sun: 10am – 5pm
Last On-Line Entry 3.30PM

Quiet Sessions
Mon-Sun: 3:30pm – 5pm

The Kraken Bar & Grill closes at 4pm

Contact Us

T: 028 4272 8062
General Enquiries – Option 1
Seal Rescue – Option 2
Group & School Tours – Option 3


The Rope Walk,
Castle Street,
BT22 1NZ



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