Enjoy tropical fish, a fantastic pirate themed shark tank and reptile area

If you are planning a day out, please check individual provider websites before you leave the house to confirm if they are open or closed and avoid any disappointment. Many providers have pre-booking systems and new regulations in place to keep you safe, when you are out and about please follow public health guidance found on the Public Health Agency website and the latest NI Executive guidance found on the NI Direct website.

Enjoy a diver’s view of marine life from Strangford Lough to the many coral reefs of the Tropical Oceans and enter the dark depths of the Amazon Rainforest where you will see some of it’s inhabitants. Check out our rehabilitation work with common and grey seals in our nursery pens and outdoor pools and enjoy the playful antics of our resident otters.

Don’t miss our unique open pool talks and revisit your childhood memories of the seaside rock pools in our wonderful Kids Zone.  After you’ve enjoyed all the fun relax for brunch, lunch and coffee with a sweet treat in our Café/Restaurant and pick up a treasure in our gift shop.

Book tickets online now on explorisni.com

Quiet sessions at Exploris

Exploris is now offering Quiet sessions, where the Aquarium will be quieter and more focused on kids with different needs. The Quiet sessions operate Monday to Sunday 4pm - 5pm.

Portaferry Local Visitor Information Office at Exploris

Within Reception you will find visitor information on the local area, helping you to explore all there is to see and do, staff are on hand to assist with enquiries. 

Opening Times

  • Daily 10am - 5pm (last admission at 4pm)
  • Quiet sessions Monday to Sunday, 4pm - 5pm


  • Adult Walk in on the day £10.50 Pre-book online £9.45
  • Child Walk in on the day £9.00 Pre-book online £8.10
  • Concession Walk in on the day £8.50 Pre-book £7.80
  • Family 2 adults 2 children Walk in on the day £31.50 Pre-book £28.35
  • Family 2 adults 3 children Walk in on the day £39.50 Pre-book £35.55
  • 0 - 2 yrs Free
  • Carer Free

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