Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am – 5pm
  • Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Pufferfish of Blue Planet Aquarium

The Pufferfish of Blue Planet Aquarium capture the adoration of many of our visitors. These cute-looking, smiley fish make almost everyone melt and want to take a picture with them. They are a type of fish people have always found fascinating. With characters such as Bloat, the Porcupine Puffer from Finding Nemo. You’ll even find … Continued

Dinosaurs Vs Sharks! Which is better?

There’s an important question, that’s troubled people for a long time, which are better Dinosaurs or Sharks? In this post we’ll go through some examples of both, to help answer this age-old question. We’ll look at a variety of factors, such as how long have they existed? Which is bigger? The most famous? Which is … Continued

Giant Pacific Octopus – Animal Spotlight

The Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) is regarded as the largest known species of Octopus. They have an average arm span of around 4m across and weigh in at roughly 50kg. They can grow even larger, with a deceased GPO being found in the wild weighing a whooping 272kg! Giant Pacific Octopus habitats Native throughout … Continued

Birthday Parties at Blue Planet

What to expect from birthday parties at Blue Planet Birthday parties at Blue Planet really make a splash! Have up-close encounters with animals that you wouldn’t regularly meet (unless you’re an annual pass holder!) in a unique setting. We’ll break it down for you step by step! Arrival at the aquarium When you arrive a … Continued

School trips & Educational Visits 2022

Arranging a school trip to Blue Planet We aim to make it as easy as possible for educators to arrange their school trips. Our downloadable educational packs contain all the information you need including risk assessments. Further, we can even arrange a visit for your own risk assessment if you’d like. The aquarium is easy … Continued

What a Curator does and why it’s important

Meet Dave. He has a very important job. He is the Curator of Blue Planet Aquarium. What is a Curator? Firstly, it might be worth us asking the question, what is a Curator? The dictionary definition is “the custodian of a collection.” That’s exactly what they do in Blue Planet. The Curator oversees the well-being … Continued

Sharks of Blue Planet: Sand Tiger Sharks

Sand Tiger Sharks – Looks can be deceiving Sand Tiger Sharks look scary at first glance with their long, sleek, grey bodies and pointed snouts. Also, take a look at their wide mouth full to the brim of vicious-looking teeth! Growing up to 3.2 metres long and weighing an extraordinary amount, they’re imposing. However, they’re … Continued

The scuba divers of Blue Planet

Scuba divers of Blue Planet Aquarium If you’re like me, you may be curious about what Scuba Divers in a place like Blue Planet Aquarium actually get up to. Being in the fortunate position of already working in the aquarium, I asked if I could help the dive team for a day. In this post, … Continued

Save Coral Reefs: it’s important to biodiversity, society and life as we know it.

Mutualistic relationship of coral and zooxanthellae. Most coral has a mutualistic relationship with special algae called zooxanthellae. Zooxanthellae live inside the coral’s tissue. This protects it from predation and provides them with the nutrients they require for photosynthesis. Photosynthesis produces waste products, such as oxygen, glucose, and amino acids. Coral uses these waste products to … Continued

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