Embark on a fascinating journey; dive in and discover the wonders of the deep in Bristol’s colourful aquarium, right in the heart of the city. Explore more than 40 naturally-themed displays and spot the thousands of amazing aquatic creatures, including rays, seahorses, puffer fish, piranhas, and so many more.
Bristol Aquarium transports you and your family and friends on a spectacular undersea safari. Wander through the Underwater Tunnel to watch fascinating marine life swim over your head.
Home to a mix of tropical fish from around the world, as well as many that are native to the UK’s waters all in naturally-themed habitats, designed to inspire a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world.
Bristol Aquarium is the only aquarium in the UK to feature a giant botanical house, teeming with hundreds of exotic plant and tree species from around the world – there are even bananas growing in this urban jungle!
Every ticket lets you enjoy unlimited entry all day, with access to daily talks and seasonal events too!
Open everyday except Christmas Day from 10am.
Reduced group rates are available for those of 15 or more paying people. Please call in advance should you have any special requirements or a group of 50 or more people on 0117 929 8929.
About The Bristol Aquarium
Dive into the ocean and discover the wonders of the deep in our colourful aquarium, right in the heart of Bristol. Explore more than 40 naturally-themed displays and spot the thousands of amazing aquatic creatures, including tropical sharks, rays, seahorses, puffer fish, piranhas, and so many more. Wander through our Underwater Tunnel to watch our fascinating marine life swim over your head.
We house a mix of tropical fish from around the world, as well as many that are native to the UK’s waters, so you can get a better understanding of the creatures that live on home shores and further afield.
We’re also the only aquarium in the UK to feature a giant botanical house, known as our Urban Jungle. You can find hundreds of exotic plant and tree species from around the world here, as well as our open-topped Rays display and Amazon pools – just watch you don’t get splashed!
Bristol Aquarium is the perfect place to visit with the whole family. Join us for daily talks and feeds, as well as a host of different themed events and activities throughout the year. You can find more details of these on our events calendar page.
Every ticket lets you enjoy unlimited entry all day, with access to talks and events. Book online for discounted ticket prices.
If you can’t get enough of our fishy friends, why not become an annual member so you can visit us all year round!
The animals and plants in our displays are subject to change at any time, meaning there’s always something new and exciting to see. Our main displays include:
- Sunken Ship
- Bay of Rays
- Urban Jungle
- The Learning Lab
- Mighty Amazon
- Coral Seas
Conservation and Education
From breeding programmes and re-homing to husbandry research and supporting marine conservation, we make sure we are championing conservation and education across Bristol Aquarium (and beyond!)
We like to tell you about it too – our talks and tours teach you all about marine life and what you can do to keep our oceans and sea creatures safe.
We also offer volunteering and work experience opportunities to help enthusiasts get some hands-on experience working with some of the world’s most beautiful and unique creatures.