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Galway Atlantaquaria

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| Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 585 100
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Nice way to spend an hour

I went here with my mum, no kids. €12 entry. It was a nice way to spend an hour but nothing too... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Ellie M
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Disappointing for cost

It was a wet day so we took our 2 children to this aquarium. We were disappointed with the limited... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
19Francis72
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Galway Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland seeks to present a comprehensive view of the world of water through clear and interesting displays, informed helpful staff and exciting live presentations and animal interaction sessions.This is achieved through accurately displaying aquatic life in a manner that reflects their natural habitats, providing an enjoyable and educational environment to learn about the diverse marine ecosystem of Ireland.As Ireland's largest aquarium we strive to ensure that a visit to the aquarium is original and full of wonder for visitors of all ages.
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  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“sea life” (27 reviews)
“star fish” (23 reviews)
“feeding times” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 585 100
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"family ticket"
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

I went here with my mum, no kids. €12 entry. It was a nice way to spend an hour but nothing too spectacular there...rays, starfish, eels, finding Nemo in real life. A few of the tanks were empty like the octopus one. We enjoyed it...More

1  Thank Ellie M
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

It was a wet day so we took our 2 children to this aquarium. We were disappointed with the limited variety of fish displayed. The floor is quite damp and our daughter slipped over twice while viewing. Much of the aquarium is tired with loose...More

Thank 19Francis72
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

If you are having a weekend away with the family, this is well worth a visit particularly if the weather has let you down. It's small but laid out well and the kids will love it. May seem expensive but amusements would probably cost you...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

I was really surprised by this place! It has way more fish species than I expected, plenty for the kids to see and once you get a stamp you can come and go as often as you like on the same day. My kids didn't...More

Thank CinnamonGum
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This aquarium is very small, dirty and over priced. I’ve seen better aquatic exhibits in pet stores. The only positive is that there are a few interactive “touch pools” for the kids where they can feel star fish, crabs and sting rays. If you’re looking...More

Thank Krystal D
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Too small, not many different species. Don't know what the big fuss is about this place. Good for kids only.

Thank Emily H
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

My two kids,5&2 enjoyed this place. Got to see some of the fish at feeding time and the guides were knowledgeable whilst able to cater to their young crowd.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

The Aquarium in Salthill. It's an oldie, but good to bring the kids. Hasn't changed in the past 20 years since I last came here. Entry was like €12 or something, but I managed to pay a Student price €9 because I'm on a Springboard....More

Thank Vincent L
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Really great place for kids for spend an afternoon. The fact that you can come and good is great. Lots of interesting atractions.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Visited here with 4 and 6 year old children. We found that we were able to see everything in less than an hour. There was not a whole lot of interactive things for the children to do. There was information on the walls around the...More

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sorry no
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Nope no penguins yet
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