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)

COMPETITION WINNERS!

Well done to everyone that entered our Half Term Turtle Event competitions!   We’ve selected our winners!: Congratulations Katie Harrison & Grace Harvey we’ve chosen your name suggestion “Tallulah” for our recently rescued Turtle!… Huge Congratulations to Trista Jean-Smith who correctly guessed the number of Turtle eggs in our nest as 103!!! You’ve won a … Continued

ASSASSINS ON THE PROWL AT BLUE REEF AQUARIUM!

ASSASSINS ON THE PROWL AT BLUE REEF AQUARIUM Aquarists at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium are enlisting the help of assassin snails to hunt down unwanted visitors. The ‘assassins’ in question are actually a colony of killer assassin snails from South East Asia which have been brought in to control the numbers of pest snails in … Continued

STRANDED TURTLE UPDATE

The young turtle found stranded at Gwithian Bay last week, continues to survive and is slowly responding to treatment at the Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay. Staff are still working around the clock to provide care for it and have managed to get the turtle’s temperature up as planned, which is limited to being raised by … Continued

BLUE REEF WELCOMES DEADLY DUO!!!

BLUE REEF WELCOMES DEADLY DUO A pair of stonefish – the world’s most venomous fish species on the planet – has arrived at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium this week. Stonefish, which are also known as the goblinfish and the warty-ghoul. The poison is held in glands under 13 jagged spines running along the stonefish’s back. … Continued

AQUARIUM OVERRUN WITH SQUIRRELFISH

Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium has put a shoal of more than 20 tropical squirrelfish on display after spending a month in quarantine. Mainly nocturnal, smallmouth squirrelfish are found living close to tropical reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific. They often live in or near caves or rocky outcrops and have unusually large eyes which help them to … Continued

TOXIC TOADS ARRIVE AT BLUE REEF

A colony of fire-bellied toads has taken up residence at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium. The toads are part of a new display area featuring a variety of exotic reptiles and amphibians from around the world.   As they mature it is hoped the amphibians will form their own satellite captive breeding programme at Blue Reef. … Continued

‘NAUTICAL NIPPERS’ AT BLUE REEF AQUARIUM

Visitors 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 27th – April 13th). ‘Nautical Nippers’ features workshops, arts and crafts, competitions and hands on encounters dedicated to the fascinating ways different marine life come into the world. You’ll be … Continued

SOUND OF SILENCE MAKES BIG NOISE FOR DOGS’ CHARITY

An aquarist at Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay who was sponsored not to speak for an entire day has raised more than £450 for a local animal rescue centre. Jenny Youngs successfully completed a full day at work at the Towan Promenade aquarium without talking once. She took the temporary vow of silence to raise … Continued

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