Exploris Aquarium

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All day family-friendly fun at Portaferry's sea life centre

Welcome to Exploris Aquarium in Northern Ireland! Filled with breathtaking scenery, exciting activities and wonderful wildlife, get ready for a jam-packed day of things to do near Belfast!

Dive into an underwater wonderland and discover:

  • The magnificent creatures of the deep blue sea
  • Journey through vibrant, immersive and exciting exhibitions
  • Learn about the everything to do with the world of water
  • Visit the Seal Sanctuary, the residence of rescued seals before they're released back to their natural habitats
  • Tuck in to the delicious dishes at the on-site restaurant
  • Pick up some souvenir's at the Gift Shop - a perfect way to remember your day!

There's so many things to see and do at Belfast Aquarium Exploris

With many exhibitions, shops, restaurants and wildlife to see, you won't be struggling for things to do near Belfast!

  • Sealife: Reptiles, tropical fish, crocodiles, penguins, turtles, otters, jellyfish, sharks, seals and more!
  • The Kraken Bar & Grill: Providing a wide selection of snacks and meals to keep your belly full
  • Seal Adoption: Support the important work of Exploris Seal Sanctuary by adopting a pup!
  • Soft Play Centre: Grab a coffee and re-energise whilst your little ones tire themselves out

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Grab your family and friends and head down to Exploris Aquarium - one of the best things to do in Portaferry and great activities near Belfast!

Exploris Aquarium,
Castle Street,
Portaferry BT22 1NZ
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How to find us

Address: Exploris Aquarium, The Ropewalk, 5C Castle Street, Portaferry, BT22 1NZ

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  • The Kraken Bar & Grill Restaurant 
  • Gift shop
  • Toilets
  • Free parking

Most visitors stay around 1-2 hours, but you can easily stay for longer. 

  • Exploris is suitable for children.
  • All children under the age of three are admitted free to the attraction.
  • Children under the age of 16 should be accompanied at all times by an adult over the age of 18.
  • There is also a lift for buggy users.
  • No pets are allowed at Exploris Aquarium.
  • However, guide and assistance dogs are permitted.

No food or drink is permitted to be consumed in the aquarium, with the exception of bottled water.

  • Flash photography is strictly prohibited within the area displays, no video or voice recording is permitted.
  • Amateur photography without flash is allowed.
  • Exploris is wheelchair accessible in all areas.
  • The staff will endeavour to accommodate any wheelchair user to ensure they get the best out of the tour.

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