Connect with the sea at Galway Atlantaquaria

Ireland’s largest native species aquarium at the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, located alongside the world famous Salthill promenade, overlooking Galway Bay. A visit to the aquarium is a must-see for the family, friends or ‘wanderlust’ adventurer.

Galway Atlantaquaria is designed to show the diversity of marine species from all over Ireland. With 100s of marine species, marine exhibits and informative signage displayed over two floors there is something for everyone! Featuring native Irish sharks, jellyfish, conger eels and clownfish, it’s a great place to visit.

With regular tours and interactive feeding times throughout the day a visit to the aquarium is an authentic, family friendly and educational experience. Galway Atlantaquaria is a fully accredited member of European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).

  • Ireland’s largest native species aquarium
  • 100’s of marine species from all over Ireland
  • Opportunities to hold a starfish, touch a spider crab and feed the fish
  • Offers a variety of workshops 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 car parking available

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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