Opening Times

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

School trips & Educational Visits 2022

Aquarist showing children a giraffe catfish

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 to find and well signposted, free coach parking is also available. If you have any questions all you need to do is give us a quick call.

What to expect on school trips to Blue Planet

You can choose if you would like a guided or self-guided visit. I’d recommend a guided visit, so a member of our Guest Experience team will accompany you and your pupils around the aquarium. We provide you with your own expert, that can teach your pupils all about the lives, habitats, and behaviors of the wide variety of animals that live at Blue Planet.

Our educational visitors get priority seating at one of our Aquatheatre shows, as a result, you’ll have a first-class view of our SCUBA divers as they feed Stingrays and tropical fish in our Ocean exhibit. Pupils will learn about diving equipment, how divers communicate and how they feed many of the aquariums’ animal residents.

A section of The Nautilus Kitchen will be reserved for your lunch. Storage for coats, bags, lunches, and anything you may need to bring with you will be provided.

Classroom sessions help to take the learning further

There are a wide variety of classroom sessions developed in line with the National curriculum so you can tie the lessons in with school-based learning. Take a look at our pages for your required Key Stage.

Classroom sessions are all interactive and engaging to make sure your pupils enjoy them and learn as much as possible.

Conservation through education

Blue Planet’s mission is to introduce people to animals and habitats they may not be familiar with. Raising people’s awareness of whole ecosystems and the threats they face. If we can reach children early enough and teach them the impact that failure to protect these ecosystems can have, they then go on to make more eco-conscious decisions. Leading to a positive relationship with the world around them.

Find out more about school trips to Blue Planet

We’re available every day from 10:00 to 17:00.

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 0151 357 8804

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