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)


Rockpool - The Blue Reef Aquarium copy Cockoo Wrasse - The Blue Reef Aquarium
To celebrate the Cornish holiday, Cornwall locals can enjoy discounted entry to Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March.
All entry ticket prices will be just £7.50 for this weekend only, to anyone living in Cornwall.*
Just show your proof of address to the admissions desk when purchasing your ticket.
Visitors can explore the local wildlife found in our local shores in the Cornish Waters zone which displays creatures such as European Sea Bass, Grey Mullet and the Cuckoo Wrasse.
Youngsters can learn all about the rockpools of our Cornish beaches with the daily 10:30am and 3:30pm Rockpool Encounters. The aquariums team of aquarists will be giving special talks and interactive demonstrations involving various starfish, anemone and crab species.
Blue Reef displays supervisor Lara Heaney said: “A lot of local people are not aware how interesting and colourful the UK coastal species are and its great to be able to share this and what better time than St Pirans day”.
After getting to know all about our local habitants, visitors can enjoy the marine life of the exotic waters from the Amazonian displays to the tropical ocean tunnel. There is also a brand new Where in the World trail for the public to take part in and have a chance to win a free family pass.
Species like the Cuckoo Wrasse are one of many colourful fish found in out UK shores. The Wrasse have the ability to change their colours during breeding season and can grow up to 40cm in length. They can be found in rocky shores at a depth of 2 to 200 metres.
*(T+C’s apply. Excludes online tickets. On the door price only)
Issued by Blue Reef Aquarium. For more information and to arrange interviews and picture/filming opportunities please contact Melissa Hallam on 01637 878134.

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