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Upcoming Events

2017 Blue Reef Events Calendar

Hard of Hearing: March 4th – March 5th  – Postponed until further notice.

An exclusive weekend for the hard of hearing. All of the talks and feed presentations will be attended by a sign language specialist who will translate the presentation, questions and answers.


Great British Spring Clean: March 4th – March 5th 

The aquarium will be taking part in the Great British Spring Clean. This is a national campaign to encourage people to reduce the amount of litter we leave across the country. Staff members will be on the beach next to Clarence Pier with bin bags and gloves if anyone would like to come along and help us litter pick.


Science Week: March 12th – March 17th

The aquarium will be making science fun for the week! Take part in a range of experiments and activities during the week and work out the answers to questions such as: Why is the sea salty?


Monsoon Magic: April 8th – April 23rd

Step into our new for 2017 Asian area that is fitted with its very own waterfall and ruined temple. Our Easter event will be  packed full of interesting talks about the new animals and the development of the area. Take part in our very own Easter egg hunt and watch the Otters take part in one themselves!


Hollywood Star-Fish: April 29th – May 1st

Come and meet the famous stars of the big screen! Visitors can follow a star-studded trail through the aquarium and come face to face with characters in popular children’s films.


Pirate Weekend: May 20th – May 21st

Arrrghhhh shiver me timbers! An event not to be missed by any pirate wannabes. Join the motley crew at the aquarium for a weekend of treasure finding, map making and sifting for gold.


Monster Pirates of the Caribbean: May 27th – June 4th

Hop on board and join our motley crew for a journey through the Caribbean that features the monsters of the deep. Come face to face with the likes of sharks, lionfish, groupers and pork fish while listening to shanty pirate stories and  real-life mermaid tales.


Fine Art weekend: June 24th – June 25th

Budding artists can come down to the aquarium to try their hand at sketching, shading, painting etc. An art specialist will be on hand to give tips of how to best capture some of the amazing animals we have here.


Access All Areas Tour: July 8th – July 9th

An exclusive weekend where visitors will get to go behind scenes and have a free pass to see some of the restricted areas of the aquarium! There will be one tour in the morning and afternoon on both days and pre-booking is essential. Link for booking coming soon.


Beach Clean: July 15th

Our seas and beach areas need to be kept as clean as possible to ensure the marine life have the best living conditions. Come on down and help our staff scour the Southsea seafront for rubbish to help keep our local area clean.


Jurassic Shark: July 26th – September 3rd

Join us for a summer of shark fun! The entire summer is going to be dedicated to these amazing animals, some of which we can see in our very own  local seas. The aquarium will take a journey through time and date back to the prehistoric times and reign of the dinosaurs. Learn and see how animals have evolved over the years and what types of species still have very prehistoric features. The aquarium will be joined by a whole host of special guest who will provide interesting talks and presentations on these spectacular creatures.


Home Educators week: September 11th – September 15th

A specially designed week for home educated children. Learning will be made fun with a wide variety of worksheets to cover Maths, Science and English. Daily presentations will be available for free where the children will be able to learn about habitats, evolution and survival traits of our animals.


Beach Clean: September 17th

Our seas and beach areas need to be kept as clean as possible to ensure the marine life have the best living conditions. Come on down and help our staff scour the Southsea seafront for rubbish to help keep our local area clean.


Junior Experience Days: September 23rd – September 24th

Do you know a youngster who is interested in animals? The aquarium is hosting its first Junior Experience Days where children will get the chance to go behind scenes to our science lab and learn some of the skills needed to work at an aquarium. The 2 hour session will include feeding of animals, learning about one of the daily food processes and each child will receive a good bag. Pre-booking is essential. Link to book coming soon.

Blood Drive: October 7th – October 8th

The aquarium  will play host to a blood drive across the weekend. Those who donate blood will get a discounted entry into the aquarium.


Weird & Wonderful: October 21st – October 29th

Visitors will be treated to a spooktacular event at the aquarium for the October half term. Discover disgusting facts and stories about the strangest animals housed at the aquarium and take part in a grisly animal tour. The Bugman will be visiting the aquarium with a host of bizarre animals that you can touch and hold. Date to be confirmed.


Murder Mystery: November 18th

Who pushed Professor Ray into the shark tank? An exciting murder mystery event that will leave  you puzzled by the clever clues. Pre-paid evening event. Booking is essential Link for booking coming soon.



Little and Large Nippers: November 25th – November 26th

A weekend of crustacean fun! Come along to hear amazing facts about crabs and lobsters while getting to handle real life moults. Come face to face with some of our very on crabs and take part in some crabby crafts.


Countdown to Fishmas: December 9th – December 10th

Weekend full of festive arts and crafts including Christmas tree decorations and cards. Get into the spirit of Christmas and start early on your house decorations.


On Board and Face your Fears! December 23rd – January  3rd

Have your witts about you as we enter the world of a board game to celebrate the re-release of Jumanji. Take our very own board game trail through the aquarium and face your fears at a number of stations along the way.