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Galway Atlantaquaria

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| Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 585 100
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Good for children

Great facility for children. Good range of sea life to view. I particularly enjoyed the touching... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
adambeales2
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Derry, United Kingdom
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Great day trip

I went here with my three children, aged 3,7 and 9 for the first time and we had a super day... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
eimati
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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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  • Very good34%
  • 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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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Great facility for children. Good range of sea life to view. I particularly enjoyed the touching pools which enabled people a chance to touch the fish.

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I went here with my three children, aged 3,7 and 9 for the first time and we had a super day. Parking in this area is a problem so arrive early to make it easier. Admission prices were very reasonable. Try and go at a...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

The whole family enjoyed our visit here. Only small but its very interesting. The guide was great and very informative. It's really hands and interactive. Worth visiting if you're in Galway.

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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Visited recently with my wife and young son. He loved, spent the time running from tankn to tank in awe of all the fish. I did think the price was a bit on the steep side however.

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Our kids were sick of sightseeing (castles and museums) and it was rainy. We walked there along the beach from Eyre Square (2.7 km) and had a nice time.

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

good place to visit,it's well laid-out and the child loved it , seeing the fish being fed was a bonus

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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We randomly stumbled across the aquarium and we didn't expecting much just to pass an hour but we were surprised at how well it was set up. We arrived just in time for the feeding. The staff member that was talking to the group was...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

The aquarium isn't huge, but it is interesting and nicely designed. The staff on the day I was there were friendly and helpful. I think your admission ticket allows you to come and go during the day, which is nice because it is a little...More

Thank GerBane
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by the aquarium as we walked and visited the promenade in Salthill/Galway. Cute little family friendly place to spend about 2 hours of time. More appropriate for little children than big ones but nonetheless it was interesting for our family of 6 which includes...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I have brought my son (7) to this aquarium each summer for the last few years and he has loved each visit. Compared to a similar sized aquarium on the East coast I find this one to be much more interactive. There are plenty of...More

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