Ireland's native marine Aquarium at Galway Atlantaquaria

Explore Galway Atlantaquaria, and Discover the Diversity of Life in Our Oceans, Rivers, Lakes, and Canals. Learn about Wonderful, Varied Species and Their Habitats. Get Inspired to Play Your Part in Protecting Our Shared Planet.  

Before Your Visit, here is a preview of some of the Exhibitions that await you to explore and experience. From the Sharks that swim in our seas to the Freshwater Fish that glide along Our Rivers, and Swim beneath the surface of Our Peaceful Lakes, not to mention the Colourful and Exotic Creatures of warmer climes – there is so much to meet during Your Visit with us.  

An EAZA & BIAZA accredited Aquarium that celebrates education, awareness, and conservation. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Our Aquarium! 

  • The National Aquarium of Ireland, ideally located at the Midway Point of The Wild Atlantic Way 
  • Ireland’s largest native species aquarium and all-Weather Attraction 
  • 100’s of marine species from all over Ireland’s rivers, lakes, and Ocean 
  • Offers a variety of workshops, talks, and experiences throughout the year 

Open Daily Year Round 

Monday – Friday: 10:00-17:00h 

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00-18:00h 


Admission Rates Apply

See website for details.

Useful Information

ACCESSIBILITY: Visitors with special needs may admit one accompanying carer free of charge when they purchase a special needs adult or child ticket. 
Please bring relevant ID and documentation, such as an IAA Autism ID card, or an associated membership card, GP letter or hospital consultant letter which confirms the visitor is unable to visit Galway Atlantaquaria independently without the aid of a carer or mobility aid. For more information, please call +353 (0) 91 585 100 

PARKING: Free Parking for Visitors

INFORMATION: Ground & Co Café, and The Lighthouse gift shop are all on-site

Getting There

Located along the Salthill promenade overlooking Galway Bay

Map Location: 53.259790, -9.074127
Contact Galway Atlantaquaria

The Promenade, Salthill, Galway City, Ireland

Eircode: H91 T2FD
T: +353 (0)91 585 100
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