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3. Exploris Aquarium, Portaferry

Top 10 ten places to visit in Northern Ireland - Eastern County Down

Exploris Aquarium, Portaferry

Ideally sited on the shores of Strangford Lough, the Exploris Aquarium at Portaferry focuses mainly on fish found in Irish and British waters. We don't normally get to see dogfish, flatfish and other native species close up while they're alive, and kids will enjoy getting a first hand experience of these animals.

A visit to Exploris enables visitors to view and learn about the marine species that are indigenous to the coastline, with marine communities recreated to enable an understanding of the complex inter-relationships between different species.

The Seal Sanctuary provides the opportunity to view the process of rehabilitation of rescued seal pups from their arrival through to full health when they are re-introduced to the wild.

Exploris Aquarium Address:        
The Rope Walk
Castle Street
Portaferry
County Down
BT22 1NZ
Northern Ireland, UK

Exploris Aquarium Opening Times:
April to August, Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 6.00 pm, Saturday 11.00 am to 6.00 pm, Sunday 12.00 pm to 6.00 pm
September to March, Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Saturday 11.00 am to 5.00 pm, Sunday 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Exploris Aquarium Admission:
Adult £7.00
Junior (16 years and under) £4.40
Family (2 adults and 4 children) £22.00
Family (1 adult and 4 children) £19.50
60 years +, Disabled and unemployed £4.00
Under 4 years Free

T  +44 (0)28 4272 8062

F  +44 (0)28 4272 8396

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