Opening Times

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

THE LOCAL UNDERSEA ADVENTURE

Overlooking the busy but beautiful Solent, Portsmouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium takes visitors on an undersea adventure.

From the rich variety of British waters to the beauty of a tropical coral reef and more than 40 other displays – including a fantastic otter holt – the aquarium offers a fascinating window into the hidden world beneath the waves. At the aquarium’s heart is a giant tropical reef tank that is home to hundreds of brightly-coloured reef fish. Visitors are able to get up close to these creatures and see life from the sea bed, thanks to the underwater, walk-through tunnel.

During the summer, families can take a break in the outside play area and splash pool.

Great value

Blue Reef Aquarium is the perfect place to visit with the whole family. Join us for daily talks and feeds, as well as a host of different themed events and activities throughout the year. You can find more details of these on our ‘What’s On’ page.

Every ticket lets you enjoy unlimited entry all day, with access to talks and events. Book online today!

If you can’t get enough of our fishy friends, why not become an annual member so you can visit us all year round.

Our Exhibits

We have a huge variety of sea life here at our aquarium. Take a look at this page for a sneak-peek of some before you come to see them in the flesh!

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