Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am – 5pm
  • Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 5pm

We’re proud to say that we welcome more than 40,000 school children each year here at Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth, making us one of the largest marine-based educational resources in the country for local schools, colleges and beyond.

Our school trip programme makes for a fun and educational day out that’ll take your pupils on a journey to explore the drama of the British coast, the underwater gardens of the Mediterranean, and the dazzling beauty of a spectacular coral reef.

In fact, a Blue Reef educational visit offers…

  • Free teacher pre-familiarisation visits
  • Presentations that are customisable to meet your curriculum needs
  • All-weather visits
  • Specialist-themed gift shop with goodie bags upon request

Not to mention we’re home to over 40 living displays, revealing the sheer variety of life in the deep – from otters and eels to seahorses and tropical fish – so there’s plenty to see and do here.

We’re happy to tailor our presentations to your specific requirements – taking into account your current curriculum, age of visitors, and their interests. For more information on how you can customise your school visit, call us on 02392 875222 or get in touch with us through our email.

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