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

Exploris Aquarium is due to reopen on Friday 3 July, there have been some changes and you must book your visit in advance, read more. 

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.


Summer Ticket - 2 Parks in 1

Enjoy two fun filled family adventures with the brand new Family Combo Pass for Exploris Aquarium and Pickie Funpark - all for £65 (save £30!)

The new Family Combo Pass is valid for 2 adults and 2 kids and includes;

• Admission to Exploris Aquarium
• £30 meal voucher to be redeemed at either site
• Pickie Funpark family attractions – Swans, Pickie Puffer and Pickie Golf
• Choice of 1 x Pickie Funpark kids attraction – Disco Ducks/Water Walkers/Electric Cars or 4 x ice creams

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

Contact Details

  • Address The Rope Walk Castle Street Portaferry Co. Down BT22 1NZ
  • Telephone 028 4272 8062
  • Email Exploris Aquarium
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