Galway Atlantaquaria, Galway

Galway Atlantaquaria, Galway

The Galway Atlantaquaria was established in 1999. It is an aquarium with a focus on species from Ireland's native saltwater and freshwater environments. The accredited zoo is part of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria.

The exhibits occupy two floors that cover the Atlantic Ocean, Ireland's Wild Rivers and Tranquil Lakes. Native species at the Galway Atlantaquaria include octopus, jellyfish, lobster, seahorse, shark, cuttlefish, sea anemone, starfish and many more. The aquarium also displays a 60-foot fin whale skeleton and a Hy-Brasil boat.

One of the most famous exhibits of Galway Atlantaquaria is the Splash Tank. This tank recreates the activity and climate of Ireland's west coast. Saltwater crashes through the splash tank every 45 seconds. The aquarium's European bass live in this tank.

The aquarium is located on the Seapoint Promenade that looks over Galway Bay and the North Atlantic Ocean. It is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM and on weekends from 10 AM to 6 PM. Galway Atlantaquaria is closed on Monday and Tuesday for aquarium maintenance.

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Sight Name: Galway Atlantaquaria
Sight Location: Galway, Ireland (See walking tours in Galway)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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