Blue Reef Aquarium
During your visit a dazzling undersea safari will lead you through the oceans of the world, from the local Cornish coast to the stunning beauty of the Tropical Reef. More than 40 innovative displays vividly bring to life the sights, sounds and smells of the sea, whilst regular feeding displays, rock-pool workshops and informative talks provide a fun and fascinating day out.
Why you should visit:
Visitors can enjoy the closest of undersea encounters with amazing aquatic life including seahorses, giant octopus, pulsating Jellyfish and fierce Piranha.
- An underwater tunnel allows visitors to enjoy a spectacular coral reef display housed within a 250,000 litre ocean tank - home to exotic tropical species like black tip reef sharks, Omiros the rescued loggerhead turtle, hundreds of brightly-coloured reef fish and a huge Southern Stingray.
- This ocean tank can also be admired through a number of viewing portholes, a floor to ceiling window and even from the surface - where Omiros often likes to pop up to say hello!
- Daily talks and feeding demonstrations bring the experience to life
- All weather experience
- Local marine species from the Cornish coast
- Extra seasonal and school holiday events that often involve competitions, arts and crafts and added workshops.
- New, baby marine life being reared and on display in the Blue Reef Nursery.
23rd – 31st of May
This May half term Blue Reef Aquarium has taken inspiration from the recent Art8 Festival and will be hosting a ‘Creative Creatures’ theme. The array of beauty, charm and allure that the Blue Reef creatures posses will be highlighted and used to inspire visitors to get creative through a number of available activities! Such activities include designing the scales of colourful tropical fish, a fishy portrait competition and adding a personal touch to a variety of life size ‘colour-me-in’ fish tanks. Plus visitors can discover the creative ways in which the Blue Reef creatures have learnt to hunt and survive through ‘The Art of Survival’ quiz trail.