HRH, Duke of Kent welcomes 150,000 visitor to Exploris Aquarium
Sat 22nd July 2017

Exploris Aquarium, Portaferry enjoyed a double celebration today (20 July 2017) when it welcomed its 150,000 visitor during an official visit from HRH, The Duke of Kent. The hugely popular Aquarium has enjoyed an incredibly successful year of operation since it reopened to the public in August 2016 following a £1.5M refurbishment. Funding was provided…

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Common Seals George and Teacake who were successfully released back into Strangford Lough as part of last season’s programme
Exploris talks ‘common’ sense at the ‘common’ seal pupping season
Wed 5th July 2017

We are now in the ‘common seal’ pupping season. Do you know what the correct protocols are in the event that you encounter a potential sick or injured seal?

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French Angelfish
World Ocean Day Weekend
Fri 9th June 2017

Join us at Exploris Aquarium will be celebrating World Ocean Day for a whole weekend from Saturday 10th to Sunday 11th June to celebrate our fabulous marine creatures and habitats.

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Tennant Family From Ballymena buy the 100,000 ticket at Exploris Aquarium
100,000 Welcomes At Exploris
Mon 3rd April 2017

On Sunday 2 April, Exploris Aquarium welcomed its 100,000th visitor to the attraction since it re-opened to the public on 15 August 2016.

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New Baby Otter
Puppy Love at Exploris
Mon 20th February 2017

Exploris Aquarium are delighted to announce the exciting arrival of a new Asian Small-Claw Otter pup, the first to be bred in captivity in Northern Ireland to Sungari and Bourbon, our two captive-bred Asian Otters.

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NI Science Festival 2017
Exploris hosts events as part of NI Science Festival 2017
Tue 31st January 2017

To celebrate NI Science Festival Exploris is hosting a series of events and activities to engage and captivate our visitors on The Natural World! Friday 17 – Sunday 19 February 2017.

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Exploris and Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attractions in Northern Ireland Gift Card
Annual Passes + Gift Cards now available
Mon 21st November 2016

Exploris annual passes and gift cards are now available. Our Gift Card is partnered with Crumlin Road Gaol, giving visitors access to TWO of Northern Ireland’s Top Visitor Attractions!

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Christmas Festive Celebrations Gift Cards Membership Passes
Christmas at Exploris
Mon 21st November 2016

Santa is coming to Exploris! Goodies, Christmas Carols, fun activities for all the family and all ages.

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Snowball Seal Pup
New arrival – Snowball the seal pup
Wed 19th October 2016

Snowball is our new seal pup found in Portavogie. Find out how you can help Exploris in their seal rescue and be a hero!

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Events and what's on at Exploris in 2017
Birthday Parties
Wed 12th October 2016

Santa is coming to Exploris! Goodies, Christmas Carols, fun activities for all the family and all ages.

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