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Armed Forces Weekend 29th & 30th June

June 9, 2019

To thank you for your service, Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth is offering free admission to all services personnel. Join us for Armed Forces weekend (29th & 30th June 2019) with your services ID to gain free admission, and up to £12 off the admission price for your accompanying guests. We thank you for your service […]

Claws Week 25th May – 2nd June 2019

May 13, 2019

Claws Week 25th May – 2nd June 2019 Join in the fun at Blue Reef Aquarium for Claws Week during May half term! From comical Hermit Crabs to fiery Shrimp, Claws Week offers fascinating insight into the incredible world of Crustaceans. Pinch a Crustacean Quiz and enter our prize draw, or Meet the Moults in […]

D-Day 75 Commemorations in Southsea

May 10, 2019

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Portsmouth City Council will be hosting a wide variety of events from the 5th – 9th June. These events will include live music, Red Arrow flying displays, open air cinema, and Remembrance services. For the full D-Day 75 programme click here. Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth is excited […]

5 Reasons Coral Reefs Are Way More Important Than You Might Think

April 24, 2019

Across the world, coral reefs play an essential part in the lives of humans and aquatic wildlife alike. They protect our coasts and communities, sustain ecosystems, provide food for millions of people, and are helping us beat diseases and medical conditions. Here are some of the top reasons that coral reefs are so important, and […]

5 Places to Spot Wild Otters in the UK

April 11, 2019

Few animals among Britain’s native wildlife are as endearing as otters. Following a period of serious decline between the 1950s and 1970s when the species was driven to near extinction in some areas, these water-dwelling mammals have made a comeback in every county in England and beyond. Keep reading to find some of the best […]

What can you do to help protect our marine environments?

March 10, 2019

What can you do to help protect our marine environments? Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth strives to help the environment, and we encourage all of our visitors to do the same. Take on board our top tips below, and don’t forget you can always get in touch for more advice on how you can help. Reduce […]


February 8, 2016

The Aquarium has now re-opened after our unavoidable closure this morning. The seafront west of the Aquarium to Mozzarella Joe’s remains closed. Visitors can access us from Avenue de Caen. Thank you for you patience.


June 15, 2015

A pair of rescued frilled dragons are settling in to their new home at Portsmouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium. The bizarre-looking lizards, which inspired one of the most famous scenes in the film ‘Jurassic Park’, get their name from their large neck frills. When the lizard feels threatened, it produces a startling display; gaping its mouth, […]

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