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  • Monday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Tuesday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Wednesday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Thursday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Friday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Saturday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Sunday: 10am – 6pm (last entry 5pm)

All Creatures Weird & Wonderful

Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium is to showcase the aquatic world’s weirdest and most wonderful inhabitants as part of a special event running throughout the summer holidays.

‘Weird and Wonderful’, which runs from July 23rd to September 3rd, will highlight many of the coolest aquatic creatures; from seahorses and jellyfish to piranhas and giant octopus.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy close up encounters with a variety of mini-beasts under the microscope and discover the bizarre tactics sturdy marine creatures use to survive and thrive in the unforgiving environment of the beach rockpool.
Blue Reef’s Sophia Medine said: “We’ve noticed that many of our visitors, particularly the younger ones, are fascinated by the more unusual elements of the underwater world.
“With this in mind we’ve decided to dedicate the entire summer holiday period to all the things that make you go wow!
“Our aquarists have really enjoyed coming up with a selection of weird workshops and extraordinary experiments.
“As well as hands-on activities and workshops we’ve also put together a trail through the aquarium highlighting our weirdest residents and their wonderful attributes.
“There’s everything from ugly eels and spitting sea cucumbers to fish slime, cannibalism and much more,” she added.
Special features will include Weird and Wonderful Trails, rockpool encounters and the opportunity to get ‘hands on’ with everything from lobster shells and shark jaws to giant crab claws.
Events include the chance to discover what bizarre artefacts are contained within the aquarium feely boxes, and there will be a changing programme of additional special events taking place at the weekends.
Weird and Wonderful – July 23rd to September 3rd at the Blue Reef Aquarium, Towan Promenade, Newquay. Open daily from 10am. Visit or call 01637 878134 for latest news on forthcoming events, admission prices and directions.
Issued by Blue Reef Aquarium. For more information please contact Sophia Medine or Steve Matchett on 01637 878134.

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