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Summer is here!

July 22, 2013

Portsmouth’s award-winning Blue Reef Aquarium is a great place for visitors of all ages to find out more about the wonders of the deep – whatever the weather.

Whether you‘re dodging the showers or escaping the heat, Blue Reef’s innovative displays, informative talks and feeding demonstrations will keep the family fully entertained.

At the aquarium’s heart is the giant ocean tank where an underwater tunnel offers incredibly close encounters with puffer fish, triggerfish and hundreds of vibrant tropical fish amid the beauty of a recreated coral reef.

Over 50 other living displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep, from tropical sharks and stingrays to giant lobsters, elegant seahorses and playful otters.

Don’t forget your towel and a bucket and spade to make the most of the aquarium’s outdoor Blue Reef Beach Club.

Overlooking the bustling Solent the club boasts its very own 50-tonne sandy beach and rockpool sandpit alongside a splash play area.

A new improved daily talks programme features lots of exciting talks and tours, along with extra feeding demonstrations. There will be Rockpool Encounters and Seashore Scavenger Workshops everyday all summer, as well as games and competitions at selected times at the Beach Club.

Don’t forget to pick up your special Summer Scavenger Hunt sheet at reception and hunt down the cryptic clues and fascinating facts around the aquarium, and enter our exciting competition to win some fabulous Blue Reef prizes!

Summer Scavengers starts on 24th July 2013.