1. Northern Ireland
  2. County Down
  3. Newtownards

About Exploris Aquarium

Welcome to the Exploris Aquarium, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Portaferry, Northern Ireland! This magical underwater world offers an exciting journey into the depths of marine life, perfect for families seeking a blend of fun, education, and awe-inspiring experiences. Known affectionately as the "Portaferry Aquarium" by locals, Exploris presents a unique opportunity to explore the wonders of aquatic creatures in a captivating and family-friendly environment.

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Adopt a seal

At Exploris Aquarium you can adopt a seal! You won't be able to take it home of course...but you'll help provide all the necessities to look after it.

Explore an underwater adventure

Discover tropical fish, jellyfish and sting rays in the ocean tunnel!

Fill up on delicious food

At The Kraken Bar & Grill you can lick your lips as you enjoy a tasty meal. Ther's plenty to choose from!

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Opening Times

Regular Times
  • Monday, 10:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Friday, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday, 10:00 - 17:00
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Pricing & Tickets

General Admission
  • Child (4-17) : £10.50
  • Adult (17-18+) : £13.00

Book in advance for cheapest tickets

Find other attractions similar to Exploris Aquarium by visiting our attraction tickets section.

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Plan Your Visit

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FAQs

Yes, there is parking.

You'll find parking in the car park next to Exploris.

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Contact Details

Exploris
Portaferry Aquarium
Castle Street, Portaferry
Newtownards
County Down
BT22 1NZ
Northern Ireland

Tel: 02842728062

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