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9. The Blue Planet Aquarium

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The Blue Planet Aquarium

Blue Planet Aquarium provides all you need for a truly magical day out. From start to finish your visit will be a voyage of discovery that will provide amusement and entertainment whatever your age.

The 70m moving underwater walkway will take you on a spectacular journey through Caribbean waters. Home to some 20 different species of sharks you may want to stay a while and marvel at these graceful creatures from the safe site of a seat in our Aquatheatre. If you’re very lucky you may even get a glimpse of the Wobbegong Shark, a species that is renowned for its ability to blend into the background courtesy of its specially camouflaged body!

Although you might come to see the sharks your attention will be caught by a whole host of other marine life. Over 450 species will captivate and astound from comical Clown Fish in Reef Magic to menacing Piranhas in Amasonia or the Batfish in Coral Bay. There is even have a weird and wonderful collection of tropical brightly coloured poison dart frogs!

There’s more going on outside, where the Otter Enclosure houses two families of Asian Otters. 

Also outside you will find the Octopus Adventure play area, a great way to occupy the under 10’s whilst you take advantage of the new outdoor cafe!

The Blue Planet Aquarium Address:
Blue Planet Aquarium
Cheshire Oaks
Ellesmere Port
CH65 9LF
England, UK

The Blue Planet Aquarium Opening Times:
Blue Planet Aquarium opens daily at 10.00 am
During school holiday periods the aquarium closes at 6.00 pm
In school term time the aquarium closes at 5.00 pm Monday to Friday and at 6.00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Blue Planet Aquarium Admission:
Adult £14.75
Child up to 14 years £10.75
Concession (OAPs, students etc) £12.75
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £49.00
Groovy Grandparent Ticket (2 senior citizens and 2 children, 3 – 15yrs) £45.00
Children under 95cm in height are admitted free to Blue Planet Aquarium and therefore do not require an entry ticket. 

T  +44 (0)151 357 8800

F  +44 (0)151 356 7288

W  Blue Planet Aquarium 

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