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.

Tours are designed to be fun, educational and interactive and suit all ages. Our friendly staff will enable visitors to have the opportunity to ‘hold’ a starfish, touch a spiny spider crab and feed the fish.
The Aquarium offers a wealth of science, engineering and beach safari workshops throughout the year themed to connect people with the sea.

  • 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

Daily: 10:00–17:00
Weekends until: 18:00

Last admission: 45 mins before closing


Admission Prices 2019

Adult: €12.00
Senior (aged 65+): €8.50
Student (with valid ID): €9
Child: €7.50
Extra child: €4.50
Child (under 2): Free
Family (2 adults + 2 children): €33.00

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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