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Galway Atlantaquaria

#21 of 138 things to do in Galway Features Animals
| Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 585 100
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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 good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 585 100
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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.

Thank Sandman91
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.

Thank kftoby
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

Thank mal1928
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

Thank Pkman89
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
Reviewed 26 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

Thank momof4hg
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

Thank LilacGerber
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Adorable little aquarium, my kids loved it (age 2 & 4) - great way to spend an hour or two on a rainy day. The water tanks are perfectly sized for small kids, and right at eye level for them to see into.

Thank Megaru
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Was told not to go to this place as it was expensive and very short to go around but went on a wet day and thought it was good lots to see and staff very pleasant in knowing there fish etc

1  Thank Arthurblair
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Took 3 kids here, aged 8,4,2 and they all enjoyed it. It's not very big so you wouldn't spend a lot of time in it, but they had a touching and feeding session which the kids liked.

Thank mcc20
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