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Galway Atlantaquaria
Bóthar na Trá, Co. Galway
Family friendly
Rainy days
Visit Galway Atlantaquaria, Ireland’s largest native species aquarium at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way in Salthill, Galway City.

Galway Atlantaquaria, ideally located along the Salthill Promenade in Galway City, is Ireland’s largest native species aquarium and an EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) accredited Aquarium that celebrates education, awareness, and conservation of our oceans, and life under water.

Galway Atlantaquaria has developed a unique culture of education, conservation and celebration of the diversity of life in our rivers, lakes and oceans. Enjoy learning about our native species, small sharks, rays, jellyfish, crustaceans, as well as many other unique species.

Featured exhibits include the largest indoor fin whale skeleton (60 ft), The Splash, a wreckfish and native shark husbandry program, a new bio zone area with species from Africa and the Amazon, a huge ocean tank, a Bearna Logboat (dugout canoe), red deer antlers, and Uí Breasail (Hy Brasil) boat, and much more.

An all weather attraction, the Galway Atlantaquaria hosts two floors of exhibits, offers free parking, WiFi, and lots of family friendly amenities.

An educational, engaging, and fun visit for all ages, the Galway Atlantaquaria is fully accessible, and all exhibits are designed around the visitor experience.

Tips from locals

Your ticket is valid all day so make sure you are there for one of the tours or at the very popular fish feeding time.

Tips from locals

Enjoy a walk along Salthill’s famous promenade and pay a visit to the Circle of Life Memorial Garden.

Contact details
Seapoint Promenade, Salthill, Co. Galway, H91 T2FD, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 hour here.

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