Opening Times

  • 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)


cow fish boxfish croppedVisitors to Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium will be able to find out all about the egg-citing world of water babies over the Easter holidays (March 25th – April 10th).
‘Nautical Nippers’ features fun trails, quizzes, competitions, workshops and daily talks.
Youngsters who turn up in fancy dress will get £1 off the normal admission price when accompanied by a full paying adult.
You’ll also be able to come face to with a selection of the aquarium’s very own marine babies in the Blue Reef Nursery.
Among those on display will be baby cowfish, shannies and gobies, a juvenile shark, thornback ray egg-cases along with breeding colonies of clownfish.
There will be an ‘Eggs-plorers Egg Trail’ leading younger visitors on an exciting hunt around the aquarium to locate hidden eggs and the chance to decorate your own fishy-style egg with prizes for the best designs.
Plus aquarists will provide the latest updates on the rescued baby sea turtle which is recovering in the aquarium’s quarantine area after being found stranded on a nearby beach.
Blue Reef Aquarium’s Lara Mingay said: “Marine babies come in pretty much every imaginable form. Some species look nothing like their parents while others, like seahorses, look like exact miniature replicas.
“There are even some, like jellyfish, which actually go through a series of different stages in their lifecycles with each one looking entirely unlike the next.
“Our aim is to provide a fun, informative and entertaining insight into the marine world which will hopefully inspire youngsters to find out more about the natural world and the wonders of the local marine environment,” added ???.
• ‘Nautical Nippers’ is taking place daily at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium from 25th March – 10th April. For more information please visit www.bluereefaquarium/ , call 01637 878134 or find us on Facebook.
Issued by Blue Reef Aquarium. For more information please contact Steve Matchett on 01637 878134.

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