Located in the Baribican and next to the old fishmarket, the modern building houses gigantic fish tanks, a lecture hall, a cafe and a shop.
Only a short walk from the Athenaeum Lodge Guest House, the National Marine Aquarium makes for a great day out for all the family. The Aquarium experience comprises a total of 50 live exhibits including 3 massive tanks, one of which is the deepest aquarium tank in Europe holding some 3.3 million litres of warmed seawater!
Over 4000 animals from 400 species are displayed in realistic habitats from local shorelines to coral reefs. In addition their technological zone, Explorocean focuses on ocean exploration and sustainability through innovative, interactive exhibits.
The Aquarium is made up of 6 main zones: Explorocean, The Shallows, Atlantic Reef, Mediterranean Sea, Weird Creatures and Coral Seas. Each zone is packed full of amazing Marine Creatures and fantastic facts for you to find. Let it inspire you to enjoy, learn and care about our oceans through this amazing, memorable experience. Go on a journey through the local shorelines, to the deeper waters off our coast, stop by the Mediterranean and discover the unexplored depths in the wreck. Check out the oceans’ strangest creatures and marvel at the beauty of the Coral Reef. Visit Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium to make a great day out in Plymouth!!